At a Glance

St. James Catholic School teaches the whole child in addition to achieving academic excellence to realize their full potential. Students are encouraged to be “good citizens” within the community.

Principal

Sister Mary Sue Carwile, IHM

Location

Just off I-66 on West Broad Street (Rte 7), in Falls Church, St. James is centrally located in Falls Church City and only minutes from Tysons Corner, Arlington, and the surrounding communities.

Faculty

42 Faculty Members

Student Enrollment

455 Students in grades K through 8

Class Size

3 classrooms in grades 2 and 6.  2 classrooms in grades K, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.  (full-time teacher aides in grades K, 1, and 2 and part-time teacher aides in grade 3 and science)

Enrichment Activities

After school enrichment opportunities include: Science, Chess, Sports, Woodworking, Fencing, Dance, Drama, and Foreign Language classes.

Accreditation

Virginia Catholic Education Association and Virginia Private Education Association, in addition a Blue Ribbon of Excellence was awarded from the U.S. Department of Education. This award is given based on the improved student performance on standardized tests or because their test scores placed them in the top 10 percent of schools in the nation or the state.

Tuition

Specific tuition rates for Parishioners, Catholic Non-Parishioners and Non-Catholics are available on the tuition page.

Financial Aid

Available through the Diocese of Arlington and the Parish, please contact Shannon Nagurny for details.