On September 7, 1965 Saint James School opened its doors to 90 first, second and third graders. These students were greeted by three nuns of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit order, based in Putnam, Connecticut. Over each of the next three years, an additional grade was added until the elementary school was complete. During the 1970s the school grew to include a kindergarten and junior high. Today, nearly 300 students from the communities of Davis, Dixon and Winters benefit from the proud traditions that started over 40 years ago, academic excellence and Catholic values merging together in a small, caring community.