St. James Catholic Elementary School in Oakville first opened its doors to students in September, 1956. Over the years, this school has been home to some of the most dedicated staff and families in the district. Thousands of children have been educated at this school, and lifelong friendships have been forged within the walls of this building.
On Friday, June 29, 2018, the St. James Catholic Elementary School community officially came to an end. In September, 2018, the St. James School community and the St. Joseph School community will join together to form a new community – St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School.
During the 2018-2019 school year, students and staff will be housed on the St. James site as the current St. Joseph school building (located at 477 Warminster Drive in Oakville) is demolished and a new school building is constructed. In September, 2019, all students and staff will move from the St. James site to the new St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School building at 477 Warminster Drive.
Deciding to close down a school is one of the most difficult decisions a school board will ever make, but we are proud of the rich history and the many contributions that St. James Catholic Elementary School has made to our school district, and to the community in Oakville.
The students, families and staff from St. James School will carry with them many wonderful memories that will serve them well as they join the St. Joseph students, families and staff in building the brand new community of St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School.
On behalf of the Halton Catholic District School Board, we extend our prayers and good wishes to all the alumni, faculty, staff, and families who have been a part of the St. James Catholic Elementary School community in Oakville.
For more information, please visit: Oakville South School Consolidation.