Saint James School, Basking Ridge

Saint James School, Basking Ridge, offers the valuable foundation your child needs to succeed in life at a competitive price. Our Smarter Start includes:

  • Competitive, high-quality academic programs that prepare children with the cognitive and social-emotional skills needed to be successful in school.
  • Certified teachers — according to experts at the Pew Center, teachers with a bachelor’s degree and specialized training in early childhood education better support children’s development and school readiness.
  • Faith-based environment where children learn to care for one another and the world they will inherit.
  • Full-day programs, plus after care, at a competitive price.


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St. James School

Saint James School: At a Glance

Grades: Pre-K3 through 8th grade; Extended care options available.

Mission: The mission of Saint James School is to develop Christ-centered academic excellence in all of our students, and the entire Saint James School community shares in this mission. Saint James School is blessed with an active and supportive Home School Association that works closely with the school administration to organize events and raise funds.

We promise to provide a safe, engaging and fun learning environment to nurture your child’s emerging skills. We believe that God works with us and through us. That God invites us into a deeper relationship with Him and calls us into this community. That through community, character and integrity are forged, and we move away from self toward others. We believe in using our gifts and talents in the service of others and the importance of conversation as a means to growth.  We believe in the power of love to help us realize our God-given potential and the importance of seeking truth, beauty, and goodness. We believe in a community where all members are respected and where we celebrate the accomplishments of one another.

Distinctions: Accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit organization of education professionals that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of educational institutions to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

Facilities: Science center, computer lab, art room, library, gymnasium and play scape on a scenic 18-acre campus.

What parents say about Saint James School: “There are so many activities that bring families together such as the Fall Festival, Advent, wreath making and mother/son and father/daughter events. I love how my Pre-K students were part of the school, studying Spanish, gym, art and library, and so much more Respect toward each other and Catholic values are woven throughout the day.”

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