At a Glance

Saint 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.


Sister Mary Sue Carwile, IHM


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.


44 Faculty Members

Student Enrollment

465 Students in grades Pre-school through 8

Class Size

Two classrooms in grades Pre-school through 8 with 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 vary per year but can include:  Robotics, Chess, Sports, Arts, Dance, Drama, Public Speaking, and Foreign Language classes.


A member of the Virginia Catholic Education Association and the Virginia Private Education Association. In addtion, three Blue Ribbons of Excellence have been awarded to Saint James School from the U.S. Department of Education in 1999, 2014, and 2020. 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.


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 Teresa Ivanauskas for details.

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