St. James is a vibrant Kindergarten to Grade 3 Catholic elementary school located in beautiful Smiths Falls and is part of the C.D.S.B.E.O. (Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario).  Our school offers French Immersion beginning in Grade One.  We currently have an enrolment of 189 students and a staff of 24. Our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of after school clubs as well as plenty of hands-on learning, centre-based programming. At St. James we strive to educate the heart, mind, body and soul of each and every student. Please note that we are a nut-free facility.

Daily Timetable

8:45 Outdoor Yard Supervision Begins and Breakfast Club Opens
9:00 School Day Commences; students are welcomed into the school with uplifting music followed closely by O’ Canada, Morning Prayer, Announcements and the “Joke of the Day”
10:30-10:40 Outdoor Recess for Grades 1, 2 and 3
11:40-12:05 Outdoor Lunch Recess for Kindergarten Students
12:10-12:30  Kindergarten Students Eat Lunch
12:10-12:30 Outdoor Lunch Recess for Grades 1, 2 and 3
12:30-12:50 Grades 1, 2 and 3 Eat Lunch
1:50-2:00  Afternoon Recess for Grades 1, 2 and 3
3:00 Dismissal

Weather permitting, Kindergarten students often have an extended recess in the morning (9-9:15 am) and have outdoor time prior to the end of the day (2:40-3:00 pm).