WELCOME TO ST. JAMES SCHOOL!

  • St. James School, a fully accredited Preschool (3 & 4 yr old) to 8 grade, located in Highwood IL, has been providing a quality education for 89 years.

    St. James School Informational Video

    In this informational Video about St. James School! , we take you into the classrooms and throughout a day in the life of a student at St. james School. For more information about enrolling your child, please call the school office at 847-432-2277.

  • Mrs. Patty Smith

    Thank you, Patty for your many years of service to St. James. You will not be fogotten.

    It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of Mrs. Patty Smith. Patty joined the St. James family when she enrolled Xander in our 3 year old program ten years ago. Patty has been battling cancer for 9 years and during that time she truly was an example of courage and strength. She fought the good fight. On Saturday afternoon she finally lost her valiant struggle. Patty never let her disease stop her from being actively involved in Xander’s life or when volunteering at our school. Patty has been the Athletic Director of St. James for 6 years, the boys’ volleyball coach, and an active member of our Parents and Friends Association.

    Patty’s genuine goodness, compassion, humility and desire to collaborate and help our St. James community in any way she could will be greatly missed. Patty had a strong faith in God. She is now on her way to heaven and all of us at St. James now have another angel watching over us. Please keep her husband Alex, Xander, her father, and her large extended family of 7 brothers, 2 sisters, and several nieces and nephews (many who are in Catholic schools throughout Chicago) in your prayers during this very difficult time.

    For wake and funeral information, please click here.

  • HAVE A BALL WITH ST. JAMES

    DINNER, DANCING & BOCCE BALL

    SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014

    HIGHWOOD BOCCE COURTS

    We hope that you will be able to join us at this year's Gala and Raffle. You can download the invitation and response card below. Complete and return the response card to the school office with payment or mail it to

    St. James School, Attn: Gala Committee, 140 North Avenue, Highwood, IL 60040

    Please call Denise at 224-659-2428 regarding dinner reservations. Contact Patty at 312-802-8080 for raffle tickets.

    'HAVE A BALL WITH ST.JAMES" Gala Invitation

    'HAVE A BALL WITH ST.JAMES" Response card

  • SPRING FLOWER & VEGETABLE SALE

    May 17 & 18

    Are you a gardener? Do you buy flowers and vegetables each spring? Consider buying your gardening items from st. James School.

    You can pick up your items on May 17 & 18 at the Vegetable & Flower Sale. If you have questions, please call the school office at 847-432-2277.

  • FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2014-2015

    Great news! This year families will have the opportunity to apply through the FACTS new and improved application for scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Click here for application information.

    Families can use the same user account to apply for financial aid as used for the FACTS Payment Plans.

  • ATTENTION SCHOOL FAMILIES

    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.

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