Saint James the Apostle School

Advancing Academic Excellence, Fostering Faith, Instilling Integrity

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A Catholic school is like no other school. 

Come and see the difference
OUR Catholic school can make.



Our doors are open every Tuesday
between 9:30 and 11:30 for a tour of the school.

Call ahead to schedule an appointment at (973) 376-5194.


At Saint James the Apostle School, students are encouraged to recognize the presence of Christ in themselves and others. Students are expected to accept responsibility for their actions, to respect others and to make good decisions in the context of their faith experience. Our teachers expect every student to achieve to the best of their ability. We offer a safe, supportive environment.

We are a caring community. The school supports families and works with them for the benefit of children. When you send your child to a Catholic school, your family becomes members of a special community. Like your children, your family will be enriched by the opportunity to grow in faith.


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Our students come from many New Jersey communities including Springfield, Union, Kenilworth, Summit, Cranford, Hillside, Maplewood, Irvington, Newark, Warren, Plainfield and Elizabeth.

Bus transportation available for Union residents.


Saint James the Apostle School HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • ½ day and full day PreK-3 program
  • Full day PreK-4 program
  • Full day Kindergarten
  • New science lab
  • Pre-algebra and algebra classes (Grades 6-8)
  • 1:1 Chromebooks (Grade 7 and 8)
  • World Language classes starting in PreK
  • Fine arts program including art and music
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Archdiocese of Newark STEM Expo
  • Presidential Academic & Physical Fitness Programs
  • On site Before and After Care program
  • Bus transportation for Union residents
  • Many extracurricular activities
  • Many opportunities to serve God and others


We are so proud of our Class of 2017 who received over $400,000 in scholarship funds. Our students are attending the following high schools:

  • Academy for Information Technology (AIT)
  • Jonathan Dayton Collegiate Academy
  • Jonathan Dayton High School
  • Mother Seton Regional High School
  • Mount Saint Mary Academy
  • Oratory Prep
  • Roselle Catholic High School
  • Saint Peter's Prep
  • Seton Hall Prep
  • Summit High School
  • Union Catholic High School

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Upcoming Events
Tue May 23
  LAST Day to purchase Lunch Tickets
  8th grade exams
  TGA Golf lessons
Wed May 24 8th grade exams
  8th grade exams
  Ascension Thursday 9:00AM Mass FULL DRESS UNIFORM
  Art Masters Grades 7 & 8 2:30-3:15PM
Fri May 26 Dress Down Day - sponsored by 8th grade
Sat May 27 Father Joe's Priesthood anniversary 45 years
Sun May 28 Go to Mass & give thanks to the Lord!
Mon May 29 NO School - Memorial Day
Tue May 30 NO School - Extended Memorial Day
Thu Jun 1 Final Call for Box Tops
Sat Jun 3 Maasai Car Wash 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon
Sun Jun 4 Pentecost Sunday
Mon Jun 5 Maasai Treat Day
  HSA Meeting 7:00 PM Hatcher Hall
Tue Jun 6 Clef Notes Music recital - 7:00PM
  TGA Golf lesson
  Anniversary of our Church - 15 years Mass at 7:00PM
Click here for full calendar