St. James Millstadt School


Financial Assistance

Hoffen Funeral Home Scholarship

The Hoffen Funeral Home in Millstadt has established a fund to provide St. James Elementary School students with scholarship assistance.  The purpose of the scholarship is to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder an elementary school student’s ability to obtain a quality, faith-based education.  Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon fund availability and the number of eligible recipients.  Scholarship recipients must: (1)  Complete 10 hours of community service per semester; (2)  Reflect on service through retreat, meetings, and other methods of reflection; and (3)  Maintain a 2.5 GPA or better.  For more information, click on Hoffen Funeral Home.


Empower Illinois - Illinois' Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Invest in Kids Act 

In 2017, Empower Illinois wrote and then secured passage of the Invest in Kids Act. This historic law – the first of its kind in Illinois – transforms lives by providing up to $100,000,000 for K-12 scholarships to the low income and working class children in Illinois who need them most. Scholarships are funded through private donations to scholarship granting organizations, like Empower Illinois, which administer the application and scholarship granting process


Please consider making a contribution to the St James Catholic School Scholarship fund through Empower Illinois. Individuals that make donations through Empower Illinois will receive a 75% State Income Tax credit.  St. James Catholic School has several students that could benefit from these scholarships.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.  When you are ready to take advantage of this tax credit, follow the steps on the How To Donate document.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hasenstab at [email protected]


Increasing Donor Investment

Understanding the Tax Credit


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School Reopening Plan

Message from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools

St. James Catholic School Reopening Plan

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