Saint James the Apostle School

Advancing Academic Excellence, Fostering Faith, Instilling Integrity

Watch the video above to learn about STEM @ Saint James.

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Click this logo for the scholarship forms for 2017-2018.  
Deadline is April 30, 2017.


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 2016 who received over $700,000 in scholarship funds. With a 100% acceptance rate to the schools they applied to, our students are attending the following high schools:

  • Academy for Allied Health Sciences
  • Jonathan Dayton Collegiate Academy
  • Mother Seton Regional High School
  • Mount Saint Mary Academy
  • Oratory Prep
  • Roselle Catholic High School
  • Saint Peter's Prep
  • Seton Hall Prep
  • Union Catholic High School

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Upcoming Events
Mon Mar 27
Sandwich Day
  Field Trip - Grades 2 & 3
Wed Mar 29 Volleyball 4:00-5:30PM
Fri Mar 31 Station of the Cross 8:30AM - 3rd grade
  No meat lunch please
  Science Exploration Grades K-3 2:30-3:30PM
Sat Apr 1 Eucharist Retreat - school building
Sun Apr 2 Go to Mass & give thanks to the Lord!
Mon Apr 3 Spring Pictures
  HSA Meeting 7:00PM - Hatcher Hall
Tue Apr 4 Peacemakers in Progress @ Union Catholic Grade 7
  Fundraiser @ Tiff's Burger & Ale House - 1637 Vauxhall Rd, Union from 5:00PM - 8:00PM Bring your Family and Friends!
  Project Pride 8th grade 6:30PM Hatcher Hall
  Volleyball 4:00-5:30PM
  Dress Down Day - sponsored by Student Council
  Scoliosis screening Grades 5 & 7
  Craft Kids Grades 1-3 2:30-3:15PM
  Stations of the Cross 8:30AM - 8th grade
  NOON Dismissal - After Care available
  Science Exploration Grades K-3 12:45 - 1:45 PM Please bring a lunch
Sun Apr 9 Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM and 12noon Mass
  All Masses will begin on the plaza in front of the Church for Blessing of Palms
Mon Apr 10 Retreat Day - School Community
  Reconciliation 9:00AM
  Science Exploration Grades K-3 2:30-3:30PM
Click here for full calendar