Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Warren Gast
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our curriculum seeks to use the best research-based strategies to challenge students for excellence in the learning process. Students are exposed to a range of academic disciplines that require them to master specific information and to develop the skills to creatively express themselves using the information. We take the approach of educating the whole child by incorporating inquiry-based learning, which includes three school wide project weeks and a variety of field education experiences.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Religious

Classes

0
Visual Arts
3
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish

Support

7
Facilities
including: Gym
Facilities Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Students must be potty-trained.
Social emotional skills development It is our goal to create a warm environment where every child feels secure, valued and cared about. Through carefully selected activities and a Biblical focus, we seek to develop each child's understanding and respect for themselves and others. We teach the essential life skills of problem solving, sharing, empathy, perspective taking and self-control. We create confident learners that have the foundational tools they need for continued success in school and beyond.
Math skills development Our program utilizes everyday experiences to develop mathematical concepts. In both large and small groups students are introduced to concepts such as number sense, patterns, graphing, sorting and measuring. By making this learning part of our everyday experiences, children learn practical applications for math and its usefulness in their lives. Kindergarten utilizes the Everyday Math curriculum, a researched-based program that provides a problem-solving approach based on everyday situations.
Reading skills development We work to build each child’s vocabulary and understanding of grammar through guided conversations with teachers and peers and by sharing picture stories, songs and rhymes. These activities build reading comprehension strategies as well as phonological awareness. Kindergarteners take this one step further engaging in Daily 5 for reading practice and instruction as well as Writer’s Workshop to focus on the development of each child’s writing skills.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 50% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 41% 0%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Black 2% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
3
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
6
Clubs
including: Math club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Boys sports (misc.) Marathon Challenge
Girls sports (misc.) Marathon Challenge
Clubs Boy Scouts
Chess club
Girl Scouts
Literary magazine
Math club
Science club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school

Teachers

5
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher

Neighborhood

Transportation options None

Enrollment

Learn more Http://school.stjames-lutheran.org/apply
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $5795
Tuition range (high) $9695
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012