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Cannon River STEM School occupies four buildings on the nearly 60-acre St. James Campus of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota. (CRSS is not affiliated with Shattuck-St. Mary’s, but leases the facility from Shattuck.)

Old MainOld Main

The main classroom building, Old Main, was built between 1860 and 1880. It was originally the St. James School for Boys, seen below in a photograph from the early 1900s (photo courtesy of Jack Weston collection). Old Main currently houses kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, the library, makerspace, and the administrative offices. Grades 4-8 are located in the Middle School Village. The Chapel is home to our Music Classroom and the Armstrong building houses our cafeteria, the pop-up kitchen, and student services offices.

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 Very early image of St James when it was operated by the Rev James Dobbin and his wife ( was their home). The Dobbins initially moved there when it was a farm which was called Manney Hill. In 1901 Rev James Dobbin founded St. James School for younger boys at this location which was about a half mile north of Shattuck. The Rev James Dobbin can be seen sitting in his horse-drawn carriage by the front entrance. Boys playing baseball in front of Manney Hill. Rare image likely taken in the late 1890's before it officially became St James School. Jack Weston collection.Drill in front of Old Main Spring 1927.Drill in front of Old Main Spring 1927. Original print. Jack Weston collection. Photographer unknown. Jack Weston , Bill Foster, pictured here with Mrs. Pamela Weston ( SMH alum class of 49') , were students at St. James when the movers brought the church from Kenyon in the Fall of 1965. John J. Weston Jr. photo.