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Welcome to Saint James School! 
 
We’re thrilled that you have visited our new website to learn more about us, as Saint James School has a lot to offer.  
 
Saint James School (SJS) is a co-ed Catholic elementary school located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. A part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, we serve students in Grades Pre-K through 8, and we’re proud to have recently celebrated our 50th anniversary of quality education.  
 
At SJS, we strive to cultivate an atmosphere inspired by the Gospel, and everything we do derives from the Catholic Church’s teachings, traditions, and values. We’re also creating interdisciplinary curricula that are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. These new curricula allow us to provide both a rich and challenging academic environment. They also follow the guidelines set by the Diocese of Metuchen and we teach the Standards through the lens of our Catholic faith and values.
 
At our school, a strong emphasis is placed on helping students develop an excellent foundation since we believe future success is dependent upon that foundation. Our core academic offerings include Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and Religion.  In addition, our students take electives or specials including classes in Art, Music, and Physical Education; and they have a choice of Spanish or French as their World Language.  Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are strengthened in each of the content areas, and our clubs and sports programs provide additional opportunities for enrichment and athletics after school and on weekends.  
 
Our teachers and students have opportunities to utilize a variety of educational technologies, as they teach and learn the curricula.  Each classroom is equipped with interactive projectors and document cameras, and our middle school students in Grades 5 through 8 each have a dedicated Chromebook that they can use during the school day to access online educational resources.  
 
SJS graduates continue to make us proud as they demonstrate their knowledge, their strong character and practice their faith at a variety of high performing public and prestigious private and Catholic high schools like Delbarton, Mt. Saint Mary Academy, Oak Knoll, Villa Walsh, Oratory Prep, Gill Saint Bernard's, The Academy of Saint Elizabeth's, Seton Hall Prep, and Immaculata, to name a few. 

 

Finally, ours is a faith-filled, dedicated and caring community of teachers and parents, who work together through our Home School Association to support the social, emotional, academic and spiritual growth of our children.

 

We hope you will further-explore our website, attend one of our Open Houses, or schedule a tour through our Main Office to learn more about all the great things happening at our School!