St. James Academy

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St. James Academy
St. James Academy (Kansas) Logo.png
24505 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, Kansas 66227
United States
Coordinates38°57′27″N 94°52′11″W / 38.95750°N 94.86972°W / 38.95750; -94.86972Coordinates: 38°57′27″N 94°52′11″W / 38.95750°N 94.86972°W / 38.95750; -94.86972
School typePrivate, Coeducational, High School
MottoServare Fidem
(Keeping Faith)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
OversightArchdiocese of Kansas City
School code171720
CEEB code171720
PresidentAndy Tylicki
DeanJohn Muehlberger
PrincipalShane Rapp
ChaplainFr. Dan Morris
Teaching staff80
Enrollment734 (2012)
 • Grade 9193
 • Grade 10205
 • Grade 11199
 • Grade 12147
Color(s)Navy, Crimson and Silver               
Team nameSt. James Thunder
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Tuition$10,500-$11,700, with financial assistance available
College CounselorJenny Hicks
Athletic DirectorMark Huppe
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St. James Academy is the newest Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Located in Lenexa, Kansas, it is the city's first and only Catholic high school. St. James Academy is currently in its twelfth academic year of existence. It is located directly off Prairie Star Parkway and K7. The school was established in 2005 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and was named after St. James the Greater. The campus was named after Archbishop Emeritus James Patrick Keleher. The school colors are navy, crimson, and silver. St. James Academy has an average annual enrollment of around 900 students.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


St. James Academy offers a variety of sports for the students. They are classified as a 5A school, according to KSHSAA.[2]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[3]
Season Sport/Activity Number of Championships Year
Fall Volleyball 8 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
Soccer, Boys 2 2009, 2016
Cross-Country, Girls 1 2017
Tennis, Girls 1 2017
Winter Wrestling 1 2014
Spring Track and Field, Girls 2 2013, 2015
Soccer, Girls 3 2008, 2009, 2011
Baseball 2 2011, 2012
Total 20

A list of sports offered at St. James are listed below:[2]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ a b SJA Sports
  3. ^ "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2014-06-12.

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