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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. 


“Partners in Faith”
At St. James Academy we want as many students as possible to enjoy what is happening at SJA on a daily basis. This school year financial aid awards surpassed $1 million at St. James alone. Almost 40 % of currently enrolled families receive tuition assistance.
This past school year, less than 60% of the 8th graders in our Johnson County Catholic grade schools enrolled in a Catholic High School in the region. The primary reason is finances. Please consider this opportunity to partner with St. James Academy. Become a “Partner in Faith” of the next generation of Catholics. As the cost of educating students increases, the more need we have to help our families.
You can give a gift to our families through our “Partners in Faith” initiative. Please help us to create experiences; expierences that our graduates were able to participate in.

Click here to Donate to the 2014 Partners In Faith


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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 2014-15 School Year is at 837, grades 9-12.
  • St. James Academy has 4.7% non-Catholics enrolled for 2014-15 School Year.
  • Our largest Freshmen Class to date is the Class of 2018 with 246 students.
  • 7 students from the Class of 2015 are National Merit Commended students.
  • 18 students from the Class of 2015 are Kansas Honors Scholars.
  • 2014 Graduate Augusta Garies is attending the United States Naval Academy.
  • 7 students from the class of 2014 received National Merit Recognition, including four semi-finalists.
  • 2 students from the class of 2014 received Kansas Governor's Scholarships.
  • 27 students from the class of 2014 were Kansas Designated State Scholars.
  • 20 students from the class of 2014 were Kansas Honors Scholars.
  • Among our graduates joining the seminary are: 2014 - Mr. Andrew Bredemann, Mr. George Rhodes.
    2012 - Mr. Austin Krause, Mr. Keith Chadwick.  2011 - Mr. Doug Leikam, Mr. Thomas Maddock.
  • Graduates discerning joining the convent are: 2012 - Miss Kayla Mauro and Miss Grace Willy.
  • 67% of all St. James graduates the past five years received college scholarship awards for academics, leadership, stewardship and athletics.
  • To appreciate the effect the St. James experience has on students even after graduation, see the article from our Archbishop in the May 4, 2012 Leaven, "Make Catholic Education a Priority in your Family."
  • 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.

President's Desk

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.