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St James The Greater School

Private | PK-8 | 169 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $102,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $710.

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Posted April 21, 2009

I have a 22 yr. old and an 18 yr. old who went through St. James the Greater and currently have an 11 yr. old in attendance. After nearly 20 years affiliation with St. James the Greater, I can tell you that they certainly prepared my children for highschool. Their grasp of the English language, both verbal and written, is what a parent can be proud of. In addition to the academics, my kids have learned what it means to take responsibility for what they say and do, and not look for blame. With the Catholic/Christian environment in education, I consider St. James a great partner to our parenting!
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Posted March 16, 2009

St. James the Greater is 'home'. I couldn't be more happy with the education my son is getting and the environment in which he is learning.
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Posted March 15, 2009

We have enjoyed three years at St. James and we are just in 1st Grade! Fr. Johnson is a true spiritual leader and the school reflects his determination and faith. You can be as involved with your Child's life at St. James the Greatest as you wish to be. It really is pretty great.
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Posted January 26, 2009

We have two children currently at St. James the Greater and have been very impressed with the school. The administration, faculty and curriculum are excellent. The school is very advanced in technology and offers a wide range of extra curricular activities - sports, band, scouts, dance, etc. We feel that our children are getting a fantastic, well-rounded education at St. James in a loving, disciplined and Christian environment.
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Posted February 16, 2006

I have children in K, 1 & 3 at St. James and I am so impressed with the Smart Board technology. My children go to school everyday and they are so excited to learn. Under Ms. Battaglia's direction, the school is an exceptional environment for teaching, learning and developing skills for life. I highly recommend anyone, no matter your faith, is to check out St. James.
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Posted September 9, 2003

I have children in 1st grade and pre-k at St. James. I can't believe how much they learn. The staff is very friendly and eager to involve the parents.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Black 5% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Miss Karen Battaglia
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Library
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  • Archdiocese of St. Louis
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  • Parents are asked to volunteer 10 hours at major fundraisers. parents fill positions on the school board & home & school execuitve board. 'room parents' are needed for each class.
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1360 Tamm Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
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Phone: (314) 647-5244


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