What will you find at St. James?

• Staff who love kids and kids who love learning

• Regular classroom prayer, faith sharing and virtues education in our classrooms

• A Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Respectful and Positive approach to everything we do

• A complete and enriching approach to the BC Ministry of Education’s K – 7 Curriculum

• Regular computer lab and library access and instruction

• French instruction and integration in the classroom from K – 7

• Music instruction and integration, including voice and early instrumentation

• An openness and encouragement of family participation, with a number of family oriented events planned throughout the year.


School Programs

General Studies

• Core Academic Subjects (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies)

• “Smart Learning” strategies implemented at all grade levels

• Computer Technology

• Drama

• Visual Arts

• French from K – 7

• Music from K – 7

• Daily Physical Activity

• Learning Assistance

• Learning Enrichment



Our sports programs are integrated with the local school district. Our excellent combination of staff and parent coaches provide students with sound fundamental skills and wonderful opportunities to play and have fun.

• Volleyball

• Basketball

• Cross Country Running

• Track & Field

• Intramural sports



We have many extracurricular activities throughout the year to appeal to a range of interests and talents, including:

  • Sketch Club
  • Ishmael’s Spear-it
  • Choir


School should be a place where each student is:

  • known and cared about as an individual.

  • challenged to meet high standards.

  • encouraged to discover their own unique, God-given talents and abilities.


Here at St. James School excellent teachers bring their Christian faith into all subjects, at all grade levels. Teachers recognize that each child is unique and created in the image of God, and help them reach their highest potential. Parents are involved and welcomed into the classroom and in all levels of school operations, encouraging staff and forming a caring community of students and adults.

St. James School students learn to reach out with their heart, mind and soul to the world around them. They are challenged to put into practice what they have learned. Our goal is to prepare students to serve God and the world around them by gaining knowledge, information and vision. We prepare young men and women to bring Christ’s name and power into every part of culture.

Recognizing that children bear the image of God into the world, we seek to help them develop as complete persons whose lives are marked by love for the Lord, and a desire to do His will.

St. James school also exists to enrich the Catholic Community. In partnership with parents, we prepare our students to become full and active members of the Catholic Church, to serve others, and to make a difference in the world.

Building community with families, students and staff is a vital, ongoing experience at St. James Catholic School. The commitment to a Catholic education that is shared by all provides a fertile environment for the growth of meaningful relationships.

St. James…learning for the mind & heart

St. James is an accredited Group 1 independent school. Teachers at St. James School are professionally certified and dedicated to excellence in teaching the provincially recognized curriculum, while sharing and nurturing faith and virtues education.

Experienced, knowledgeable and caring teachers & staff

Virtues education, inspired by faith, motivated by love

S.H.A.R.P. students and staff: safe, helpful, accountable, respectful, and positive

Wonderful field trips at all grade levels

Close to Polson Park, the new Vernon Public Library, and the Okanagan Science Centre

Extended playground supervision, from 7:45am-4:30pm.