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 St. James Families,

This school year, St. James School celebrates 125 years of hospitality and education. It is a joyful tradition. What does it mean to be hospitable? Webster’s Dictionary defines it as follows:

  1. Friendly, kind, and solicitous towards guests
  2. Favoring the health, growth, comfort, etc. of new arrivals
  3. Receptive or open to new ideas.

This is my fourth year here at St. James School. And though I am no longer the ‘new kid,’ I can honestly say that my reception to this community was truly one of kindness and openness. I knew I was home.

It is my hope that our new families feel this way too as they make their way through learning about our school with its traditions and logistics. I have enjoyed meeting many new families in carline these past couple of weeks — parents, grandparents, and aunties — and look forward knowing you and your children better.

As I often move through the classrooms and the halls, I have witnessed many happenstances of kindness and friendliness between the students. Siblings take care of siblings. Classmates offer words of encouragement and support. If ever there were a time that I were feeling low or stressed by the pressures of my role, I can always find com-fort and encouragement by watching the children. The students teaching me about the important things in life is a privilege.

Peace and Blessings,

Monique Almquist
Monique Almquist

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Latest News
St. James School Has Gone Wireless

This step has been taken as a first one toward moving our curriculum resources into the 21st century. Read more >>>

Summer Uniforms

Please remember that summer uniforms will not be acceptable after October 31. The shorts can come out again in April, when the temperature warms up.

School Nut Sale

Please support our school as we gear up for our school nut sale!  Read more >>>

Craft Fair

The St. James craft sale will take place on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2 in the church basement. The craft fair is in need of bakers! If you are interested in making a baked good, you can drop it off in the church basement on Friday, October 31 or any time during the craft fair. If you wish to volunteer to work, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing the development committee.

Cross Country Update

St. James had their first cross-country meet on Thursday, September 18, and after two weeks of training and preparation, every individual performed well. Read more >>>

Important Information From the School Nurse

When a child is going to be absent from school, parents need to call in the student as absent to the nurse’s office with a specific reason beyond “sick” or “does not feel good.” Read more >>>