Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Saint James the Apostle School accredited?
Yes, in 2013, Saint James was re-accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools Commission.
What are the hours of school operation?
School is in session from 8:00 am until 2:35 pm. On scheduled half day dismissal is 12 noon. Children should be dropped off in the designated areas where teachers are present for supervision between 7:45 and 7:55 AM.
What are the hours of the Administrative Office?
The Administrative Office is open every school day from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The office phone number is (973) 376-5194.
What are the Before and After Care hours?
Before Care runs from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. After Care runs from 2:30-6:00PM. Click here for a registration form.
What is the average class size?
The average class size is 15 students per classroom. There is one class per grade.
What are the procedures for transferring my child to St. James the Apostle School?
Parents interested in transferring their child/ren will first meet with the Principal. Copies of the student’s academic records from the current school will be reviewed and a pre-admission test is required.
What happens if the school is closed due to inclement weather or other reason?
Whenever school is to be closed due to inclement weather or emergencies, parents will be contacted with a voice/text message from ParentREACH, a school notification emergency system. School closing information will also be recorded on the school phone and the following locations: FOX 5, WNBC – TV, WCBS - TV and News 12 - TV.
How is information communicated to school families?
Important school information and flyers are sent home every Thursday, in a brown envelope. Flyers are distributed one per family and typically given to the youngest child. However, all students may receive certain flyers. Brown envelope flyers are also posted on our website under "Brown Envelope."
In addition, the bi-weekly school newsletter – the Panther’s Beat – the monthly calendar, and lunch menu are posted on the website and distributed via email.