Award Year: 2020

St James School

820 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL, 60004-5666

(224) 345-7145

Mr. Michael Kendrick, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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Saint James School is dedicated to partnering with parents in modeling Christ for our children. We strive to provide a foundation from which students recognize and develop their personal relationship with God, an academic culture of meaningful and lifelong learning, and beliefs, morals, and practices driven by Gospel values. We are called to walk in faith, live in hope, and act in love.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Graduating Class of 2020

Graduating Class of 2020

St. James Catholic School has been providing an exceptional faith-based education to students for over 90 years. The tradition of academic excellence, character development, and faith formation has continued to grow as teachers, administrators, and staff model the mission of our school for our students. Our school's mantra is "Find A Way." This mantra helps our faculty and staff push beyond their comfort zones to "Find A Way" to help our students succeed to their highest potential academically, develop a strong moral compass, embrace a culture of inclusion, differentiate at a high level, and build a faith foundation that will stay with the students throughout their lives. Our goal is to help students become the best possible version of themselves compared to no one else, no matter the individual circumstances of the child.

St. James School is centrally located in the Village of Arlington Heights and serves students in Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade. The culture of the St. James community is one that revolves around love, support, and inclusion. St. James School focuses on doing what is best for each child that enters our doors. The staff at St. James School provides a positive and warm experience for our students. They begin each morning with the warm threshold greetings, supportive instruction, faith, and character development, and doing all their duties with zeal.