St. James School, a fully accredited 3 PK -8
located in Highwood IL, has been providing a quality education for 87 years.
Particularly during this time of change and challenge, Catholic schools provide
long-term benefits to the nation's youth: a high-quality, faith-based education that will
continue to pay dividends for years to come. Families and communities can count
on Catholic schools to instill in students the faith, knowledge, morals and discipline that will
enable them to fulfill their future roles as committed citizens, productive
employees and effective leaders.
At St. James Catholic School all students are given an opportunity
for educational excellence and religious formation in the Catholic intellectual
tradition and challenged by a curriculum of the highest caliber in a safe, loving, family centered
Don't forget to order your Manna gift cards this week.
Raise money by shopping with gift cards for everyday purchase like food, clothing, and entertainment.
Or you can buy gifts for special occasions Mother's Day, Communions, Graduations, Teacher Gifts.
Each scrip gift card purchase earns a rebate for St. James School.
It's the powerful, "no-selling" fundraiser.
You can order online by visiting
If you have questions about placing your order, please contact Rachel at 847-266-9430.
Gift cards also make great gifts! One size fits all!
Come join us for a variety of fun and enriching experience for children in Preschool through Grade 8. Monday through
Friday - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click here for more class details and registration form.
Call the school office for more information.
Are you a gardener? Do you buy flowers and vegetables each spring?
Consider buying your plants from st. James School.
You can pick up your items on May 18 & 19 at the Vegetable & Flower Sale.
You can pre-order your plants by downloading the Pre-Order Form here.
Return your completed pre-order form with payment to school by Friday, April 5.
If you have questions, please call the school office at 847-432-2277.
The Illinois Department of Health has sent a letter to all parents
explaining that beginning with the coming 2013-2014 school year,
ALL children in grades 6th through 12th grades will require
proof of having had a Tdap vaccination.
Please click here for letter in English
Please click here for letter in Spanish
We want to share exciting news about our new Robotics Program
at St. James.
Please Read more...
Our preschool class has won First Place in the preschool division of the D.A.R.
(Daughters of the American Revolution)
Junior American Citizen contest !!
Mrs. Virginia Bishop,
the National Defense Chairman, stated: "the submission of the booklet of
photos with the Highwood Fire Department was well done and absolutely inspiring."
Our preschool class will receive and Award Certificate and pin at the Awards Ceremony,
on Thursday, February 14th at the CROYA Center in Lake Forest. Several other
award winners will be present from other North Shore Schools,
including the junior high school Historical Essay winners, who will read
their essays, and high school students, who will receive Good Citizen Awards.
We are so proud of our preschool teacher, Mrs. Nori Polivka, our aides
Ms. Angela Leske and Mrs. Lili Palma and all of our students!!
Once again, we are assured that St. James Parish School is one of excellence!.
Please register for the Instant Alert System. It is mandatory and extremely important
that every family is registered for the Instant Alert System. This system will
be used to notify families of school closings, emergency closings and other general information.
To register please go to