The Saint James School Athletic Program teaches and encourages Christian values as it promotes physical development, athletic skill, team camaraderie, good sportsmanship, and school spirit.
The athletics program is managed by the SJS Athletic Board, established in 1990, with the mission to foster good sportsmanship among teammates and between competing teams. The Athletic Board is run by a dedicated group of parent volunteers and reports to the Principal of the school.
The 2017-2018 Athletic Board:
President: Josh Cohen
Secretary: Diane Ferriss
Treasurer: Dave Mittel
Facilities: Jerry Klopp
Equipment: Josh Cohen
Marketing Director: Jamie Kaepplinger
Technology Directors: Frank Perrotta and Rich Heidorn
Digital Communications Director: Margaret Perrotta
Girls Concessions: Mary Fran Leno
Boys Concessions: tbd
Soccer Director: Margaret Perrotta
Cross Country Director: Shane McCarthy
Girls Volleyball Director: Beth Bell
Boys Volleyball Director: Sara Whelan
Girls Basketball Director: Jim Neary
Boys Basketball Director: Jennifer Fahey
Track Director: Chris Werling
Softball Director: John Zafiris
St. James School offers an active interscholastic athletic program for boys and girls in grades 5th through 8th. SJS competes in the Northwest Suburban Catholic Conference (NWSCC) and plays against 15 area schools, including St. Alphonsus, St. Anne, St. Colette, St. Emily, St. Francis, Holy Family, St. Hubert, Our Lady of the Wayside, St. Mary, Queen of the Rosary, St. Raymond, St. Theresa, St. Thomas and St. Zachary. For Soccer, SJS competes in the North Shore Catholic Schools league.