2016-2017

Mission Statement:
St. James Catholic School provides students of different cultures a quality education in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment, emphasizing faith, service and love.


AdvancED LogoAccreditation:
St. James School is accredited by advancED. AdvancED is a global leader in advancing excellence in education through continuous improvement and organizational effectiveness through diocesan and school accreditation.

Curriculum:
St. James School follows the curriculum framework developed by the Archdiocese of Louisville curriculum office. This framework outlines the national standards being met, the content to be covered and the skills to be taught at each grade level kindergarten through eighth grade. The Archdiocese also makes recommendations regarding textbook selection based on this curriculum framework. A copy is available at St. James School as well as at the Archdiocese of Louisville curriculum office.

Enrollment:
Monsignor Horrigan Child Development – Pre School and Pre-Kindergarten; 110 students
Grades K-8; 105 students; 14.7 student/teacher ratio

Faculty and Staff:
The primary instructional tool in any educational facility is its staff. In recognizing this educational reality, St. James School seeks to gather teaching and support personnel who regard the Gospel Message as central to any effective teaching and who strive to become more proficient in their chosen profession. Each teacher recognizes that assessing student needs, teaching essential skills, evaluating progress and participating in professional development opportunities are keys to offering a quality education.

Philosophy:
St. James School faculty, parish staff, parish school board, and parent-teacher organization believe in providing a school program that is aims for excellence in academics and recognizes the uniqueness of all students. The faculty, supported by the parish staff, parish school board, and parent-teacher organization, recognizes that students must be prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world and live cooperatively as critical thinkers and problem solvers in a global society. Love of God, human dignity, justice, ecumenism, service to others, stewardship and excellence are among the values lived.

A Culture of Excellence Where Each Child Thrives!