Saint James is a Catholic elementary school located in the Mission District of San Francisco and an Alliance of Mission District Catholic Schools member. The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in association with their lay partners administer St. James School.
Our parochial school serves children of families of varied cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with all services afforded by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.Empowered by Jesus and His teachings, we accept the responsibility to help develop the gifts and talents of students, parents, and staff alike. We acknowledge that parents are the primary educators of our students, and we strive to work collaboratively to ensure success of all students. We challenge our students to recognize their important role as future world leaders guided by the Gospel mandate to serve one another in love. As leaders of our faith community, the faculty instills a strong sense of Catholic/Christian values, self-worth, moral responsibility and 21st Century skills. We empower students to reach their full potential by fostering the development of the whole child, thus enabling the students to continually grow as positive, contributing members of the Church and society.
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Kindergarten and First Grade had the opportunity to attend Kidquake, a Literature-based program hosted by the San Francisco Main Library last week, and they had a blast! Although we were unable to attend the Children’s Authors Presentations (as we have in the past), we instead participated in a Bookmaking Workshop, taught by C.J. Grossman (a well-known bookmaker and teacher). Students made theater pop-up books, which helped them practice many standard-related skills such as developing fine motor skills, creating a fictional story, identifying main characters and story-sequence, illustrating pictures in relation to text, and so much more! We had many parent volunteers who helped chaperone, and then assisted during the workshop. It was not only a great learning experience for our young learners, but it was also a great way to build our school community!