St. James the Apostle School - Mission Statement
St. James the Apostle School, located in historic Carmel, New York, is a Catholic community of learning for students in grades PreK through 8th grade. We are a family-oriented school grounded in the Catholic faith and committed to academic excellence. Dedicated to the development of the whole person, we use a variety of creative approaches to meet the unique and individual needs of each child. Students learn in an environment that provides discipline, safety, respect and love of neighbor, as God intends. Our goal is to empower our students to become moral decision makers, effective communicators, critical thinkers and spiritually sensitive individuals, who will use their gifts and talents for personal and professional success and service to others.
Our Superior Program Includes:
Certified Teachers with Masters Degrees
The 4 "R's - Reading, Writing Arithmetic and Religion
Administration of NYS ELA and Math Exams
Algebra 1 - Regents
Earth Science - Regents
High School Preparation
"Real Time" Progress Reports
Daily Homework Posted
Full Day Kindergarten
Full and Half Day PreK
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Foreign Language – Spanish
Art, Music, Library
Before and After School Program
Hot Lunch Program
Comprehensive Pastoral Involvement and Support
Daily Roman Catholic Teachings and Values
Mass Attendance every Friday
St. James the Apostle School is a Catholic community of learning united in our common belief of Jesus Christ. As an educational community, we foster the development of the whole person. By providing our students with the experience of learning, living and loving in this educational environment, and by using a variety of creative approaches to meet their needs, we enable them to lead meaningful, productive and enriching lives in today's world. Our educational goals are based upon respect for the unique dignity of each person. Our mission is to integrate the teachings of Jesus on salvation, community and service into our student lives. Each child is to be treated with respect in order to nurture a positive self-image. Our school, motivated by Catholic ideals, works with its students toward a more just society.
Our purpose is to integrate our Catholic beliefs into the spiritual, educational, physical and social development of the students. We are very proud of our school family. Recognizing that ours is a partnership with parents, we ensure an environment where each individual has worth and deserves respect and dignity. Excellence in our school is the result of the commitment of time, effort and funds which is shared by teachers, parents and the parish. St. James the Apostle School challenges students to develop academic excellence and inspires spirituality based on Gospel values which give their lives passion and purpose. Clergy, administrators, teachers and parents are committed to the growth of the school and its active role in the community. All students are taught in a faith-based environment that instills self-discipline, respect for themselves and others, as well as responsibility. A Catholic community composed of teachers, administrators and alumni makes a lasting impact on the lives of students. St. James the Apostle School follows New York State Curriculum Guidelines and New York Archdiocesan Essential Learnings. We teach religion as an academic subject, and offer opportunities for prayer, liturgical participation and community service.
Our Pre-K program offers the option of a full day or half day program for three and four year olds in a nurturing, spiritual and educational environment. The program consists of academic skills in preparation for Kindergarten, as well as religion, arts and crafts, circle time, story time and play time. We also offer an after-school program for our full day Pre-K Program.
Our full day Kindergarten is a complete academic program. The Kindergarten program also includes weekly classes in physical education, art, music and library.
Holiday on the Lake
PreK Christmas Show
Christmas Recess Begins
New Year's Eve
Happy New Year