The first step in applying to St. James is to schedule a personal tour with our Head of School by calling the School Office, (361) 883-0835, or submitting a request on our Request Information page. At your tour, you will receive an Application for Admission.
If you live out of town and are unable to visit the campus in person, our Head of School will call and visit with you over the phone.
We offer tours year-round.
Applications should be turned in prior to March 1 for the upcoming school year beginning in August as contracts will be offered to all new applicants at that time.
New scholars are accepted throughout the school year if there are available spots in the child's grade level.
- Pre-Primary scholars must be 2 years old by September 1 and potty-trained
- Primary scholars must be 3 years old by September 1 and potty-trained
- Pre-Kindergarten scholars must be 4 years old by September 1
We offer only a five-day program for all ages.
- Pre-Primary scholars are asked to come meet the Head of School or Director of Academics for a brief introduction.
- Primary-1st Grade scholars spend a morning in the classroom from 8:00-11:00.
- 2nd-8th Grade scholars spend a full day in the classroom from 8:00-3:30.
Absolutely not. Our non-descrimination policy states, "St. James Episcopal School celebrates and welcomes a diverse population. We recognize that diversity encompasses differences in gender, race, religion, ethnicity, physical and academic abilities, family composition, and socioeconomic circumstances. St. James does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of the admission and educational policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, employment practices, and/or other school administered programs generally made available at the School."
St. James accepts families and scholars of all religious backgrounds. All scholars attend chapel twice-weekly and Spiritual Formation classes. We teach ethics and Bible stories, and we celebrate and welcome a diverse population.
Tuition covers all classroom supplies, Friends of St. James Membership, ERB Testing (Grades 2-8), Science & Computer Lab Fees, Booster Club Membership (Grades 4-8), Art Supplies, Organizational Study Skills (Grades 1-8), Interscholastic Athletic Fees, Gesell Observations (PK-K), Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screening.
The only costs tuition does not cover are Uniforms, Cafeteria, Field Trips, Outdoor Education, and After Care.