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 $480,000 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
Sun Jun 25 Mass of Thanksgiving for Father Everest 12:00 Noon
Mon Jun 26 Summer Camp begins - STEM: Calling All Engineers
  Sandwich Day - Drop off between 10:00 - 11:00AM in the school kitchen
Tue Jul 4 Happy Independence Day!
Wed Jul 5 Summer Camp - God Bless the USA!
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