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
Coordinates 38°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 type Private, Coeducational, High School
Motto Servare Fidem
(Keeping Faith)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 2005
School district De Soto USD #232
Oversight Archdiocese of Kansas City
School code 171720
CEEB Code 171720
President Andy Tylicki
Dean John Muehlberger
Principal Karla Leibham
Vice principal Jodie Maddox
Asst. Principal Mark Huppe
Chaplain Fr. Quentin Schmitz
Staff 16
Teaching staff 80
Grades 912
Enrollment 734 (2012)
 • Grade 9 193
 • Grade 10 205
 • Grade 11 199
 • Grade 12 147
Color(s) Navy, Crimson and Silver ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›    
Athletics KSHSAA
Mascot Thunder
Team name St. James Thunder
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Tuition $8,400-$9,200[2]
College Counselor Matt Baysinger
Athletic Director Mark 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 ninth 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 735 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.[3]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[4]
Season Sport/Activity Number of Championships Year
Fall Volleyball 6 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Soccer, Girls 3 2008, 2009, 2011
Winter Wrestling 1 2014
Spring Track and Field, Girls 1 2013
Soccer, Boys 1 2009
Baseball 2 2011, 2012
Total 14

A list of sports offered at St. James are listed below:[3]


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