Admission Events


Experience a day in the life of an SJA student on pre-selected dates: walk the halls, observe classes, participate in House Time, attend daily Mass, meet coaches and administrators, among other things. By the end of your visit, we hope you can envision yourself in the St. James Community through high school graduation, preparing for college and growing in faith. Call the Admissions Office to arrange a visit in the spring 2018 semester, 913-254-4228.

Experience St. James

Here is a special message for our friends from public middle schools from our very own students!

A huge thank you to Jaida Collins (Prairie Trail Middle School), Ava Burns (Monticello Trails Middle School),  Ryan Roberts (Mission Trail Middle School), and Connor Weltmer (Monticello Trails Middle School) for their help in this video!


Friday, August 31, 2018 – Junior High Night at Thunder Football
Game admission provided for junior high students, along with giveaways.

September 4, 2018 – Shadow Registration Opens
Registration opens for eighth grade shadow visits at 6:00 a.m. The shadow visit is an important step in helping the student envision themselves in the St. James community as a high schooler. Guests have the option of choosing among our pre-selected shadow dates, so we can ensure that they’re experiencing a typical day on our campus.

September 25, 2018 – CYO & Junior High Night at Thunder Volleyball
Be our guest and experience the Thunder spirit. Free admission, giveaways, snacks, and time with the players! CYO teams are encouraged to come with a coach in their jerseys.

Fall, 2018 – “Take a Look Tuesdays”
October 2, October 30, November 13 or December 4 This parent program is the next best thing to your own shadow visit! See our classrooms in action, observe student-teacher interactions and experience the St. James community. 8:45-10:00 am, no RSVP needed.

November 10, 2018 – St. James Academy Open House 9-11:30 a.m.
St. James student leaders, faculty, administration, coaches and sponsors look forward to welcoming junior high students and families to campus. Our Tuition Planning and SJA Activities and Athletics workshops are popular. More details will be released soon, on the Admissions Open House page. Advance registration expedites guest check-in and visits are customized.

December 1, 2018 – Placement Test for Incoming 2018 Freshmen
All freshmen who are enrolled for 2019 are already registered for the test. There’s no additional fee for enrolled freshmen. Check-in between 7:45-8:00 a.m. and plan to stay until 12noon. This is a general assessment of core competencies which helps determine the freshmen year coursework. Students should only bring pencils. No advance preparation is recommended.
Students who are not yet enrolled because they’re still undecided, can take the test with payment of $25 at check-in. A community-building lunch is provided before dismissal. Test awards are presented to the top scorers. All awards are applied to freshman year tuition, and many are renewable for each successive year of high school. Recipients will be notified before the start of the 2nd semester about those results. 7th Grade “Practice Shadow Days” – Throughout 2nd Semester This half-day visit for 7th graders provide framing for what they can expect as a guest when they’re 8th grade full-day visitors. During the 7th grade visits, guests are led by an upper classman in small groups visiting various classes and meeting key teachers, coaches, sponsors and administrators. Advance registration is appreciated, and the link will be published under Shadows on the Admissions web page.

April 25, 2019 – Spring Open House
The Spring Open House is an additional opportunity for local families and students of all ages to learn more about the community of St. James Academy and how their student can excel in their faith, academically and through activities. Drop by between 7-8:30 pm.