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,

Just this morning, there were people in the front office talking about how quickly Christmas seemed to be coming this year. In fact, they are correct. This is one of the shortest scenarios for Advent possible. And, of course, with all the preparations that we need to make, it is hard to stay focused on this being the Advent season. Canonically, we haven’t even gotten close to the Christmas season yet. 

It is a time for preparing—not just our homes and our pantries, although doing so makes every festival more of a celebration. It is a time to prepare our hearts, for that is where the Baby Jesus really comes to be born. It is not just in the manger in Bethlehem 2000 or so years ago. He wants to come to each of us individually with all the tenderness and the sweetness of a newborn baby. He wants to let us know how much He loves us, how much He needs us to love Him in return, and how much joy there can be in such a gentle relationship. Allowing our hearts to be warm, soft, and welcoming allows Him to come to stay and do the most good, both for us as individuals and those whom we seek to touch in the same sort of loving way.

Wishing you peace in this very busy time,

Monique Almquist

Monique Almquist
Principal


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Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>


 
Safety Reminder

When pulling out from the school parking lot, please be mindful that state law prohibits the use of handheld cellphone use by drivers during vehicle operation. Also, drop off for students before 8:40 a.m. is in the back. Otherwise, it creates a safety hazard on Water Street. Thank you. 


 
Concession Stand Volunteers

We need your help with the concession stand during home basketball games. Read more >>>