April 5, 2022


4th and 5th Grade Iditarod Experience

As our year-long PE unit comes to a close, 4th and 5th grade students celebrated with an Iditarod Experience Party!  Throughout the year, students learned the true meaning of self-sacrifice, commitment, survival and endurance.   At the beginning of the unit, students watched the Disney movie, Togo, which told the story of Leonhard Seppala and his dog, […]

January 4, 2022

Enrichment Highlights: St. James and Meaningful Art

St James is incredibly fortunate to have 9 different enrichment programs that stimulate and motivate the school’s curious and creative minds. Each enrichment program is led by a subject matter expert who helps make the topic meaningful and memorable. Today we highlight Catherine Russell and the dynamic arts experience at St. James. From digital art, […]

December 10, 2021

Mentoring Mathematicians

Mentoring Mathematicians In order to prepare children for 21st century challenges, the views of what is important in teaching math have shifted.  It is not enough for students to memorize math facts and algorithms and find correct answers.  We now recognize that students need to be able to do math, to understand the math they […]

November 8, 2021

The Power of Play at St. James

An incredible strength of the St. James program is the importance of developing the whole child. While it is typical for schools to focus on core academics, St. James prides itself on attending to each child’s academic, emotional, social, and spiritual growth. One of the ways we do this is through play! Gary Landreth, widely […]

October 19, 2021


Mindfulness is a powerful tool. Often misunderstood, mindfulness has been misconceived in the past as a “kumbaya,” crunchy practice, when in reality, it has so many benefits for children and adults alike.  Dating back many centuries, mindfulness is the simple practice of bringing your attention to the present moment. Mindfulness is primarily used for addressing […]

October 12, 2021

PreK-3 Magical Nursery Rhyme Unit

Click HERE for the Nursery Rhyme Parade Video.​ Nursery Rhyme ParadeWe recently celebrated the culmination of a three week PreK-3 unit on nursery rhymes with a magical parade of students dressed in costume as their favorite nursery rhyme character.  What a sight to behold – the entire school, from our 18 month old students to our 5th grade […]

July 21, 2021

Preparing for Back to School Season

Summer always seems to fly by, and now it is time to start setting our children up for a successful transition back to school. So what are some things we can do for a smooth transition? 1. Get a grip on sleep- The value of sleep for children is endless. Research shows that children who […]

May 25, 2021

Summer 2021 Campus Updates and Reorganization

Next year, you’ll still find joyful and inspiring classroom spaces for students ages 18 months through 5th grade at St. James, but the order in which everything is arranged on campus will be a little different.  The expansion of our early childhood program over the past five years called for a reorganization of all classrooms […]

September 14, 2019

Our Give Back Night at Mellow Mushroom – Thank you!

September 6, 2019


St. James Family Tailgate

The Dads Club is excited to host the St. James Family Tailgate on Saturday October 5th for the LSU vs. Utah State game! We hope you and your family will be able to join us. There will be great food and fun for all!A few important details: Tailgate begins 4 hours before kickoff (game time […]

September 6, 2019

Hey, Hey, Goodbye!

Hey, Hey, Goodbye! Mrs. Daigre’s PreKindergarten students released the monarch last week that they observed growing and changing from a caterpillar to a chrysalis and finally to a beautiful butterfly. The children suggested singing their daily goodbye song as the butterfly made its first flight from St. James!

September 6, 2019

“If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” Extension Activity

In Pre-K 3, we focus on an author a month. This month we are reading Laura Numeroff books. After reading “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” the children participated in an extension activity which focused on counting, numeral recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and eye-hand coordination. For this activity, the children choose a numbered cookie card […]

August 22, 2019

Meet Father Michael

St. James is excited to welcome Father Michael as the Interim Head of School for 2019. Father Michael has been a strong, positive presence and is determined to continue this year’s amazing start. With a focus on the students, his goal is to make sure they have an excellent experience filled with love and care […]

August 8, 2019

Back to School

First Day of School – Gallery

July 29, 2019

Back to School

Popsicle Playdates Kick Off Back-to-School Season

Over 50 new and returning families gathered on Sunday for Popsicle Playdates at St. James, which officially kicked off back-to-school season. These annual events are intended to help our youngest new students and their parents meet teachers and other families before the start of the school year. Because of summer rain showers, the first playdate […]