Award Year: 2018

Saint James Catholic School

8412 Whitefield Avenue
Savannah, GA, 31406-6135

(912) 355-3132

Sister Lisa Golden IHM, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Savannah

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Mission

Saint James Catholic School is a Christ-centered community inspired by the IHM Sisters that prepares students for a life of learning and service to God.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Application
Saint James Catholic School: Faith, Hope, Love and Hospitality

Saint James Catholic School: Faith, Hope, Love and Hospitality

Saint James Catholic School is a diocesan Pre-K through 8 school located in Savannah, Georgia. For more than sixty years Saint James Catholic School has been a Christ-centered community inspired by the charism of the IHM Sisters that prepares students for a life of learning and service to God.

Saint James Catholic School educates 400 students by using the foundations of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: faith, hope, love and hospitality. The teachers, aides, and support staff model these core values daily. Saint James Catholic School implements a rigorous and integrated curriculum. Teachers create a learning environment that provides for every learner to succeed through individual, small group, and whole class instruction. Teachers emphasize peer relationships school wide through peer tutoring, prayer partner activities, and monthly team building exercises in small, multi-grade hospitality groups. The virtue of the month program creates and acknowledges well-rounded students in the school community. These support programs and activities foster academic excellence and the development of community leaders because of the steady influence of the IHM charism.

The Saint James faculty implements programs that have a significant effect on student success. The first is Simple Solutions Math and English, which is a maintenance program. This caused a noticeable improvement in the students' standardized test scores across all grade levels. The second is the writing program that is used to boost student effectiveness to communicate through the written word. These programs each have measurable goals which help identify future objectives, lessons, and direction.