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K-8
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Cincinnati, OH
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6111 Cheviot Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45247

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(513) 741-5333
(513) 741-5312
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November 13, 2014
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this school. I didn't find it to be very friendly or welcoming.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2014
Unfortunately my experience with this school was a very negative one. My child was the victim of some very nasty bullying. Based on what I've heard from other former parents, this is, unfortunately, not uncommon. I hope St. James can make some improvements when it comes to this issue because as of right now, it remains a problem.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2014
I am sending my first child to school here because of the academics. My family is not catholic. I understand this school is a catholic school but welcomes all faiths but I have heard staff saying over and over again- "we are seeing more and more non-catholics...." I don't see a problem with this I am trying to properly educate my child and I LOVE that they start teaching spanish in Kindergarden!! My child has only attended St. James for 1 week and I have seen favoritism to and with parents within the PTO kind of like high school cliques ( I hope this is just something I have misperceived). Also, my daughter whom is a kindergardener has consistently come home upset about comments from older children on the playground. Catholic or not they are accepting any religion and to openly point out religious differences and treat children/parents differently is unacceptable. I am trying to give my child the best chance at a 1st rate education on the westside but St. James also needs to prove that it is worthy of that ribbon whether you are catholic or not. I will update this later.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2014
Positive changes are happening at St. James. The academic excellence which has been a hallmark of this school remains while a positive and welcoming environment has been created. The past is the past, let's look to the future.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
St. James is a great school! My daughters are just about ready to finish another year and both are thriving! They love school and I really attribute it to the teachers they have had. It's really a great community.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
I have one current student at St James and one future student. I couldn't be happier with the level of education and the sense of community St James provides my child. The teachers and staff truely care about all the childrens needs no matter their abilities. We are 100% satisfied with our decision to send our children to this wonderful school

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
St. James is a wonderful school with excellent teachers. I have two children at St. James and one who will attend in the future. The teachers want each student to succeed and work closely with parents. The school has every resource available if your child might need extra attention. I feel welcome at the school and enjoy attending school events. I know that my family made the right choice with St. James. We continue to be impressed by St. James on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
Moving into the west side of Cincinnati 12 years ago, we were encouraged to look at the curriculum that St. James offered. Our four children have received not only an incredible education, but nurtured in a very caring, supportive environment with a wonderful staff and teachers. The reputation of St. James precedes the graduates, as we have witnessed when our older kid's high school teachers comment- 'you went to St. James, you will be a leader in this class', or ' Oh, you're from St. James? You will be totally fine with this class level (honors).' The class sizes are just the right size, and the junior high curriculum and fine art/phys ed electives let the children choose their interests. Service and extra curricular opportunities for growth and leadership begin early and continue throughout these formative years. The cafeteria offers several selections, including an ever-popular salad bar, and our beloved school nurse is full-time, and totally committed to our students well being. Choosing to move to White Oak, because of the 4-time blue ribbon winning school, St. James, was the best decision we have made for our four children and one we will never regret.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
I have a three children at St James and another that will be a kindergartner in the fall. I can not say enough good things about this school from the staff to the children to the families behind it all. We struggled with our decision on where to send our children when we first moved back into this area 6 years ago. I am so glad that we chose St James. I have three very different students in the way they learn and retain information, but are all equally challenged daily to reach the next level of success in a very positive and healthy environment. They love their teachers and enjoy going to school everyday. The school has gone through many changes in the last two years and I feel all are for the better and the school as a whole is growing in a great direction. There are so many options for the children during school, after school and through the parish and athletics that I think all students are guided to be the best version of themselves. I am involved in the classroom as well as other aspects of the school and look forward to getting more involved in the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
I have two sons that have graduated from St. James and a current 5th grader. All three of my sons have differing abilities and work at different levels, and my oldest has learning disabilties. All three have received a great education from St. James. The teachers are caring and worked with my children at the level appropriate for each of them. We have loved our experience. My kids have found academic success and were well prepared for high school. They have grown to be faith filled, confident young men, in large part due to their experience at St. James.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
St. James has been a great place for my 4 children. I'm not sure that I fully appreciated the value until my oldest entered high school. He was well prepared not only for the challenge of school but also for life. I see well rounded, good hearted kids that care about their peers and community at St. James. The staff and administration at St. James seems to be always looking for ways to make life better for the kids. It is such a peace of mind to have a place like St. James to send my children to.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
We love that St. James has such a high regard for academics, Christian living and parish & school community! We know that our children are receiving a top notch education & are making lifelong friends & memories at the same time! We continue to be very happy with our experience at St. James.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
To keep it short and sweet: I can't express how thrilled I am with my choice to send my kids to St. James. It is a wonderful school and I can't say its' praises enough. I would highly recommend this school to everyone. My family and I LOVE St. James!!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
I have two children at Saint James School and have been very pleased with their education and the growth of their faith and maturity into caring, compassionate young adults. I went to public schools all my life and making the choice to send two children to private school has been a challenge with some sacrifices along the way. I have to say it has all been worth it. The curriculum is challenging but I believe it's a healthy challenge. The teachers truly care about the students and want them to succeed - in the classroom and in life. Our family recently suffered the loss of a loved one. The overwhelming support from our children's teachers and classmates and parents of classmates made a very emotional time easier to bear. The daily prayers and open discussions on faith in the classroom have given our children an inner strength that will guide them their entire lives. They will leave Saint James well prepared for high school, but more importantly, prepared to be faith-filled leaders for life.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
Our daughter has been a student here for 6 years. It has been a wonderful experience. It is a great atmosphere where kids are taught Catholic values and prepared well for high school. The teachers and staff care so much for the kids . They go above and beyond in every instance. It's the best elementary school on the west side of Cincinnati.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
We absolutely LOVE St James. Teachers are AWESOME as well as a great staff and administration. My child has been challenged when needed and offered help when needed. The open communication is great too. I can always email the teacher and get a response within the day. Now, I have been reading some reviews about bullying. I don't care what school you are at, there will ALWAYS be mean kids. Besides, the value of treating others should be taught at home first. St James has recently done a great job bringing a speaker in to talk to all the kids about bullying to reinforce what should be taught at home. They had different sessions for each grade so the speaker can talk to "their level" so that they can understand. With two new and AWESOME administrators, changes and ideas are always welcome and wanted. Every school needs improvement in areas. We believe St James will continue to get better and we wouldn't send our kids any other place.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
We have two children at this school and we couldn't be happier! The teachers are wonderful and caring. The administration is enthusiastic and very approachable. Our children are receiving an excellent education and we are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, welcoming school community. We are thrilled with our decision to send our children to St. James!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
I have had 3 children go to St. James and I attended it as a child as well. I have 2 still there and one has moved on to high school. I love the school, the staff, and the environment. The administration has recently changed and they are truly the "A Team". A few years back we had a different principal and the vibe of the school was completely different. Now, they want the kids to have fun and learn in a safe and happy environment. The staff seems very happy with our principals now, where before there were more complaints. There have been so many positive changes over the last 2 years and all of it benefits the kids. I have a child with Type 1 Diabetes and the nurse has helped him feel safe and comfortable at school. Everyone treats him the same and is there to help him whenever he needs it. I feel like St. James prepared my kids for high school very well...academically and mentally. My oldest is succeeding easily in high school and I know this was due to his preparatory classes from St. James. I have no regrets about St. James and encourage everyone to send your kids there. They truly care about your kids and teach them to put God first, then others, then yourself.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
I have only negative comments about this school. One of my biggest regrets is having sent my children there.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I am thrilled with the education my 2 school-age daughters are receiving at Saint James School. The academics are rigorous and the teachers are top-notch. My daughters feel respected and liked by their teachers. My children are gathering all of the necessary knowledge they need to succeed in life and are also getting their religious and spiritual needs met as well. My daughters have many friends and enjoy the American Heritage Girls program, too. They find the specials classes especially satisfying computers, physical education, music, art, library, and Spanish!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
I currently have two children at St. James School. I am very happy with the education that they are receiving. Both of my children seem very happy. Most teachers are very open to providing one on one interaction with the children. My children are excelling at the school and I think this has a lot to do with the atmosphere there and the learning environment that they provide. Mrs. Hinton, our current principal, brings an energy to the school that may have been lacking in years before. I highly recommend this school. I have heard from other parents that the education that they get here prepares them for the future so that they can excel in both high school and college.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
My daughter is a graduate and my son is currently in 7th grade. This school has prepared my children exceptionally well for high school. The spiritual and moral compass of this school is evident every day, not to mention the caliber of academic instruction they receive. Any high school in the are can usually tell which kids came from St. James based on how well prepared they are when entering. The administration is the best it has been in years and I cannot be happier that I chose St. James for my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
You're probably reading this review because you're considering sending your child here. Props to you for researching a school rather than sending your child to a place that your amount of info on is lacking. Being the wise parents that I assume you are, I hope you make the best decision by not sending your child here. St. James does not have an inclusive atmosphere and children feeling isolated is not out of the norm. I also felt that the school catered to the needs of only the highest of the class. I observed the school showing the most kindness to the students with parents on the PTA. For the reasons listed and many more, I am left with no choice but to say that St. James is not a "Great School."

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
St. James has been a wonderful environment for our children over the last seven years. It has provided them with the skills that they will need entering high school, and the community is always involved and willing to make the school a better place. We especially like the principal and how open and inclusive she is with children, parents and faculty. The emphasis on Catholic fundamentals has also been a positive aspect of the school. I would highly recommend St. James to any interested family.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2013
St James of White Oak in Cincinnati, OH is a tremendous catholic school where children are given a chance to excel in academics, athletics and serving their community. The teachers and staff always make the children their number one priority. They are always well prepared for high school and beyond. They are taught good Christian values and are encouraged to live them on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2013
This is a great school. My husband and I both graduated from St. James and we have 4 children. 1 that graduated and is in high school and 3 that are still at St. James. It was a very easy transition for my son into high school. St. James prepared him very well for high school. We never had any issues with any teachers. Everyone is very helpful and caring. St. James is a GREAT school.I would highly recommend this school to anyone. It is a great family involved school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
I'm a proud alumni who has had two children graduate from St. James and two currently attending. My children are at varying academic levels and St. James has always been able to provide the tools and resources to ensure the success of all four of my children. The communication has been open and all teachers have been very responsive over the years and openly offers positive suggestions. I admire the way St. James continues to stay on the leading edge of education and is not afraid to make changes when necessary. I admire the parent volunteers who are so compassionate about the school and provides energy throughout! Most importantly, I feel very blessed to have my children attend a Catholic school that instills the Catholic Faith and Education each and everyday! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
As a graduate and now parent, I cannot think of a better school for my kids. It challenges them academically, spiritually and morally. The teachers and staff expect the best from the students because they offer the best! Teachers are dedicated and caring and know all of my kids, making their school experience a very personal one. I am proud to say I am a St James alum and parent!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
St. James has provided my 3 children with a fabulous education and so many fun memories! I'm a graduate from the 1980's as well and I'm so happy that my children love it as much as I did. Childhood, peer issues and educating kids at all levels can all be challenging. Life is never perfect. But St. James does a wonderful job making it the best it can be while managing the ups and downs of life. The teachers and administration have always been willing to meet with me and help my child through any challenges that he or she was having at the time. My high schooler continues to work hard and is succeeding in high school thanks to the strong foundation and faith the she learned at St. James. Our sincere gratitude....

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
No complaints from this parent. They have provided a quality education and my kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
I have 4 kids currently at St. James. They are being challenged and are all coming along academically quite nicely. The teachers are wonderful, and there is a refreshing amount of parent involvement. We've also enjoyed the extra-curricular activities available. It's a wonderful experience for our family!

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December 07, 2008
I have 3 children in the school. They all love it there, they are being challenged. Truley a Christian atmosphere

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
I have had 2 children graduate from St. James and have 2 students currently enrolled. The school not only provides a very challenging curriculum that really gets the children ready for high school, but just as importantly, the school has a loving Christian atmosphere. The teachers are very dedicated and strive to keep christian values in all aspects of the day.

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November 21, 2006
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August 16, 2004
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St. James the Greater School
6111 Cheviot Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45247
(513) 741-5333
Last modified St. James the Greater School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St. James the Greater School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top