Welcome to St. James School

Welcome to the virtual home of St. James School. Located within the borough of Danielson, Connecticut, we provide a dynamic place of learning for children in preschool through eighth grade. Within these walls, we mix Catholic values and high academic standards to create a holistic education experience. St. James School is affiliated with the St. James Parish and Norwich Diocese.

Foremost, we are a community of learners with an enduring commitment to Catholic values. We joyfully engage in service-oriented activities as a vehicle to strengthen our ties to the Catholic Church and the families we serve. We are clear in purpose as we strive to carry out our role providing compassionate service within our greater community.

We invite you to explore what St. James School has to offer.


A Message from Our Principal

Dear Families,

We hear and read so much these days about teaching children to be lifelong learners. In addition to learning the basics, children today must develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and adapt to a constantly changing world. How can you support your child in becoming a learner for life? Here are four important points to remember in this regard.

  • Skills: Children must gain skills necessary to think through problems and solve them creatively.
  • Connections: Try, in as many ways as possible, to connect learning to everyday life. Children often ask: “Why do I need to learn that?” As often as you can, try to help your child understand how a particular learning applies to life. Explain that you use math every day when you cook a meal. Or maybe you can show your child how you solve a problem of setting priorities by using logic. There are countless examples of everyday applications of learning if we simply look for them. 
  • Habit: Develop a habit of learning with your child. In addition to the formal learning throughout the school day and homework time, seek out community resources that serve both to enrich and entertain children. Asking questions, although it may involve a little more time, is an excellent way to draw out what a child is thinking. 
  • Fun: Encourage a positive attitude toward learning, both formal and informal. We often underestimate the great power of informal learning; just think about how much children learn from their friends! 

Developing skills, making connections, habits, and a positive attitude toward lifelong learning is important not only for children - it benefits all of us.  Happy learning! 

Blessings,

Linda Joyal

Linda Joyal
Principal


Latest News
Friends of Assisi Food Pantry

We want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Barrette’s first grade students who kindly collected gloves and mittens for the Food Pantry. Read more >>>


 
Bishop Cote

On January 12, 2016, Bishop Cote will be visiting St. James School. Read more >>>


 
Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all St. James students, faculty, and staff! Mrs. Joyal wishes peace and blessings to all of your families and relatives.


 
Advent Ceremony

There will be two Advent ceremonies during the month of December. Read more >>>


 
Dress Down Day

On Friday, December 23, 2016, there will be a Dress Down Day for students and faculty. Read more >>>


 
Report Cards

Students will be receiving their report cards on Friday, December 9 in a brown manila envelope. Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Unsung Hero

On Monday, October 17, 2016, CorePlus Federal Credit Union hosted its seventh annual Unsung Hero Day on WINY radio 1350 in Putnam. Read more >>>


 
2016-2017 Student Council

We are proud to introduce to you the 2016-2017 student council officers and representatives. Read more >>>


 
Christmas Pageant

Please join us for our Christmas pageant on December 13, 2016, at St. James Church. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a band concert with our Christmas pageant following from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
Awards Assembly

There will be an awards assembly on Friday, December 16, 2016, in our school gym. Students will be receiving awards for honors, Christian spirit, and athletics. Read more >>>


 
Teacher of the Year

Mr. James Kent, a middle school teacher, will be honored on Thursday, November 3.

  Read more >>>


 
Dress Down for a Cause

St. James students had a dress down day on October 28, 2016, to raise money for cancer. Read more >>>


 
Mass Schedule

The mass schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows. Read more >>>


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Friends of Assisi Food Pantry

We want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Barrette’s first grade students who kindly collected gloves and mittens for the Food Pantry. Read more >>>


 
Bishop Cote

On January 12, 2016, Bishop Cote will be visiting St. James School. Read more >>>


 
Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all St. James students, faculty, and staff! Mrs. Joyal wishes peace and blessings to all of your families and relatives.


 
Advent Ceremony

There will be two Advent ceremonies during the month of December. Read more >>>


 
Dress Down Day

On Friday, December 23, 2016, there will be a Dress Down Day for students and faculty. Read more >>>


 
Report Cards

Students will be receiving their report cards on Friday, December 9 in a brown manila envelope. Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Unsung Hero

On Monday, October 17, 2016, CorePlus Federal Credit Union hosted its seventh annual Unsung Hero Day on WINY radio 1350 in Putnam. Read more >>>


 
2016-2017 Student Council

We are proud to introduce to you the 2016-2017 student council officers and representatives. Read more >>>


 
Christmas Pageant

Please join us for our Christmas pageant on December 13, 2016, at St. James Church. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a band concert with our Christmas pageant following from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
Awards Assembly

There will be an awards assembly on Friday, December 16, 2016, in our school gym. Students will be receiving awards for honors, Christian spirit, and athletics. Read more >>>


 
Teacher of the Year

Mr. James Kent, a middle school teacher, will be honored on Thursday, November 3.

  Read more >>>


 
Dress Down for a Cause

St. James students had a dress down day on October 28, 2016, to raise money for cancer. Read more >>>


 
Mass Schedule

The mass schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows. Read more >>>


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Friends of Assisi Food Pantry

We want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Barrette’s first grade students who kindly collected gloves and mittens for the Food Pantry. Read more >>>


 
Bishop Cote

On January 12, 2016, Bishop Cote will be visiting St. James School. Read more >>>


 
Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all St. James students, faculty, and staff! Mrs. Joyal wishes peace and blessings to all of your families and relatives.


 
Advent Ceremony

There will be two Advent ceremonies during the month of December. Read more >>>


 
Dress Down Day

On Friday, December 23, 2016, there will be a Dress Down Day for students and faculty. Read more >>>


 
Report Cards

Students will be receiving their report cards on Friday, December 9 in a brown manila envelope. Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Unsung Hero

On Monday, October 17, 2016, CorePlus Federal Credit Union hosted its seventh annual Unsung Hero Day on WINY radio 1350 in Putnam. Read more >>>


 
2016-2017 Student Council

We are proud to introduce to you the 2016-2017 student council officers and representatives. Read more >>>


 
Christmas Pageant

Please join us for our Christmas pageant on December 13, 2016, at St. James Church. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a band concert with our Christmas pageant following from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
Awards Assembly

There will be an awards assembly on Friday, December 16, 2016, in our school gym. Students will be receiving awards for honors, Christian spirit, and athletics. Read more >>>


 
Teacher of the Year

Mr. James Kent, a middle school teacher, will be honored on Thursday, November 3.

  Read more >>>


 
Dress Down for a Cause

St. James students had a dress down day on October 28, 2016, to raise money for cancer. Read more >>>


 
Mass Schedule

The mass schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows. Read more >>>


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Friends of Assisi Food Pantry

We want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Barrette’s first grade students who kindly collected gloves and mittens for the Food Pantry. Read more >>>


 
Bishop Cote

On January 12, 2016, Bishop Cote will be visiting St. James School. Read more >>>


 
Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all St. James students, faculty, and staff! Mrs. Joyal wishes peace and blessings to all of your families and relatives.


 
Advent Ceremony

There will be two Advent ceremonies during the month of December. Read more >>>


 
Dress Down Day

On Friday, December 23, 2016, there will be a Dress Down Day for students and faculty. Read more >>>


 
Report Cards

Students will be receiving their report cards on Friday, December 9 in a brown manila envelope. Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Unsung Hero

On Monday, October 17, 2016, CorePlus Federal Credit Union hosted its seventh annual Unsung Hero Day on WINY radio 1350 in Putnam. Read more >>>


 
2016-2017 Student Council

We are proud to introduce to you the 2016-2017 student council officers and representatives. Read more >>>


 
Christmas Pageant

Please join us for our Christmas pageant on December 13, 2016, at St. James Church. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a band concert with our Christmas pageant following from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
Awards Assembly

There will be an awards assembly on Friday, December 16, 2016, in our school gym. Students will be receiving awards for honors, Christian spirit, and athletics. Read more >>>


 
Teacher of the Year

Mr. James Kent, a middle school teacher, will be honored on Thursday, November 3.

  Read more >>>


 
Dress Down for a Cause

St. James students had a dress down day on October 28, 2016, to raise money for cancer. Read more >>>


 
Mass Schedule

The mass schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows. Read more >>>


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>


 
Friends of Assisi Food Pantry

We want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Barrette’s first grade students who kindly collected gloves and mittens for the Food Pantry. Read more >>>


 
Bishop Cote

On January 12, 2016, Bishop Cote will be visiting St. James School. Read more >>>


 
Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all St. James students, faculty, and staff! Mrs. Joyal wishes peace and blessings to all of your families and relatives.


 
Advent Ceremony

There will be two Advent ceremonies during the month of December. Read more >>>


 
Dress Down Day

On Friday, December 23, 2016, there will be a Dress Down Day for students and faculty. Read more >>>


 
Report Cards

Students will be receiving their report cards on Friday, December 9 in a brown manila envelope. Read more >>>


 
Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions, St. James School follows the Killingly Public Schools. We  will notify you via School Messenger, WINY Radio, Channel 3, and Channel 8 news. Thank you!


 
Unsung Hero

On Monday, October 17, 2016, CorePlus Federal Credit Union hosted its seventh annual Unsung Hero Day on WINY radio 1350 in Putnam. Read more >>>


 
2016-2017 Student Council

We are proud to introduce to you the 2016-2017 student council officers and representatives. Read more >>>


 
Christmas Pageant

Please join us for our Christmas pageant on December 13, 2016, at St. James Church. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a band concert with our Christmas pageant following from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Read more >>>


 
Awards Assembly

There will be an awards assembly on Friday, December 16, 2016, in our school gym. Students will be receiving awards for honors, Christian spirit, and athletics. Read more >>>


 
Teacher of the Year

Mr. James Kent, a middle school teacher, will be honored on Thursday, November 3.

  Read more >>>


 
Dress Down for a Cause

St. James students had a dress down day on October 28, 2016, to raise money for cancer. Read more >>>


 
Mass Schedule

The mass schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows. Read more >>>


 
Dismissal Procedures Are Changing

We want to inform you that dismissal procedures will be changing at the end of the school day. Read more >>>


 
Altar Servers Class

Our altar servers class meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Read more >>>