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.
Dear St. James Families,
This past week, we celebrated the second annual Reverend John J. O'Neill, MS Awards Ceremony. At this ceremony, students receive awards that reflect the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit: kindness, gentleness, wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, fear of the Lord, charity, joy, peace, patience, generosity, faithfulness, and self-control. The awards are given by the Board of Directors of the Friends of La Salette, and are meant to reflect the values of our school and the La Salette missionary order.
We hear so much in the media about Common Core Standard and the demands of the 21st century work force. While no one can deny that the skills needed to earn a livable way are desirable, one cannot neglect the importance of building good character and habits to be able to find peace and happiness in whatever future God designs for us. These awards give a note of import to such an idea.
Not only technology, but tenacity. Not only math, but mercy, Not only competencies, but compassion.
The second charge of the Friends of La Salette is to administer the scholarship program that is based on deeds, rather than needs. Notification to recipients of these scholarships, along with those given through our endowment program and the Diocesan Catholic Foundation program will be sent out in the coming weeks. Please watch your mail early in June for a St. James envelope with news of monies awarded.