Our School

Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

St. James Catholic School’s mission is to provide a Christ-centered education that develops the whole person and fosters intellectual and moral virtues through academic excellence and a love for truth, beauty and goodness. The values we cultivate inspire a desire for heaven through a deeper relationship with Christ, which we witness to the world.

Vision Statement

St. James Catholic School provides a sanctuary of education for our students by giving them the necessary tools of learning and by fostering wonder and love for all that is genuinely true, good, and beautiful. We seek to form children in wisdom and virtue as faithful witnesses and disciples of Jesus Christ, and to fix their eyes on heaven. We support their families, as primary educators, to instill the love of God that illuminates their minds, hearts and souls.

Our Philosophy

Let it be known to all who enter our school that CHRIST:
  • is the reason for this school
  • is the unseen but ever-present teacher in its classes
  • is the model of its faculty
  • is the inspiration of its students

Investing in our Future

In a recent Archdiocesan research study, parents of children in Catholic schools expressed confidence that their children will experience more complete development and unsurpassed academic and personal success.
They believe Catholic Schools are an investment in the future of their children and of the Catholic faith.
In the survey, parents stated these reasons for their belief:
  • Catholic teachings, faith and traditions integral to the curriculum
  • Faith-based and nurturing environment
  • A rigorous, time-tested curriculum
  • Caring and committed faculty
  • Reinforcement of family environment
  • Promotes discipline, respect, and responsibility
The Archdiocese of Denver’s Catholic Schools are an investment in the future of our children and our Catholic faith.

Non-Discrimination Policy

St. James Catholic School, an elementary Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Denver, under the jurisdiction of Bishop Samuel Aquila and at the direction of Mr. Richard Thompson, the Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, the Principal, Ms Carol Hovell-Genth and Fr,. Jesus Garcia, the Pastor of St. James Parish, attest that this school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnic or national origin, disability, or age in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admission procedures, employment and personnel practices, financial aid program, or athletic and other school administered programs and activities. This policy is in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of 1972.

Key Information about our school

Type of School: Archdiocese of Denver Catholic School, Preschool – 8th Grade.

School Day Hours: Full day is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; half day available for Preschool & Pre-k is 8 a.m. to noon

Founded: 1948

Location: Denver Neighborhood of Montclair, west of Lowry and SW of Stapleton

Total students: 200

Uniforms: In K through 5th grade, students wear red and white polo shirts, blue pants; girls have the option of woodland plaid skort/skirts or jumpers. In Middle School (6th – 8th), students wear white or blue polo shirts and woodland plaid skort/skirts or jumpers or tan pants. Also, all SJ students wear a mass day uniform to include a tie and red sweater vest and it is required.

Sports Teams:
Boys and girls cross country team
Boys and girls basketball
Boys and girls volleyball
Boys and girls Futsal

Faculty: 19 teachers; many with master’s degrees. All teachers hold current State Teaching Licenses.

Average Class Size: 20

Academic Enrichment: Register in school office

Call office for registration information 303-333-8275

Financial Aid Availability: Sources of financial aid available to students include Schmitz Family Foundation, ACE

Accreditation: NCA (North Central Accreditation) and AdvancED