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Welcome to St. James Academy

One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic

Faith-based, Student-focused 


Mission Statement

St. James Academy exists to pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation. The community is rooted in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and is dedicated to developing the minds and hearts of young people to know Truth, choose Good and live virtuously in the service of others. 

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 Great Things Are Happening At St. James Academy

On September 15, 2014, The Cardinal Newman Society named St. James Academy a 2014 School of Excellence on the Catholic Education Honor Roll*. Less than 5% of Catholic High Schools in the U.S. earn this distinction and St. James Academy is the first high school in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to earn the School of Excellence designation.  [*Additional details about the award, standards and other schools who were recognized can be found at http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEDHonorRoll/Overview.aspx]

Enrollment for the 2015-16 School Year is expected to be between 860-870, grades 9-12.

St. James Academy's population is 4.7% non-Catholic.

1 student, Sarah Schaefer, is a National Merit Finalist. Seven students from the Class of 2015 are National Merit Commended students.

Two students from the Class of 2015 are Kansas Governor's Scholars.

Among our graduates, six are in seminary. Two graduates entered a convent.

Sixteen percent of 2015 graduates scored over 30 on the ACT.

2015 graduates were accepted at colleges and universities in 18 different states. Twenty-eight percent of the class will attend Catholic or Private universities

67% of all St. James graduates the past five years received college scholarship awards for academics, leadership, stewardship and athletics averaging nearly $8000 per year of college.

St. James Academy is proud to partner with the Johnson County Library to help our students.  Students can receive tutoring through the JoCo Library Website by clicking on this link: Homework Help - JoCo Library.  Assistance is free with a Library Card.

St. James Academy is pleased to be a member of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce.

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For Love's Sake

Click here to learn more about how you can enhance the mission of St. James Academy by extending the love of Christ to all of its students burdened by illness through our "For Love’s Sake" program.
We miss you Chuck, Robert, Connor, Lauren, Zach and Brooks!
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.