Tuition and Financial Aid

2020-2021 Tuition Schedule

Grade

Pre-Primary (8 AM – *2 PM)
Primary (8 AM – 2 PM)
Pre-Kindergarten (8 AM – 2 PM)
Junior Kindergarten (8 AM – 3:30 PM)
Kindergarten
Grades 1-2

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5-8
*Noon pick-up is allowed for Pre-Primary.
Tuition

$7,860
$7,860
$7,860
$7,860
$8,110
$9,750

$10,400
$10,765
$10,990
Pre-Primary (8 AM – *2 PM): $7,860

Primary (8 AM – 2 PM): $7,860

Pre-Kindergarten (8 AM – 2 PM): $7,860

Junior Kindergarten (8 AM – 3:30 PM): $7,860

Kindergarten: $8,110

Grades 1-2: $9,750

Grade 3: $10,400

Grade 4: $10,765

Grade 5-8: $10,990

*Noon pick-up is allowed for Pre-Primary.

- No tuition reduction for noon pick-up because staffing allocations remain the same.
- Tuition reduction of 5% is offered for each additional sibling enrolled.

The annual tuition includes materials, most school supplies, and also includes:
+Friends of St. James Membership (PTA)
+Booster Club Membership (Grades 4-8)
+Interscholastic Athletic Fees
+Science & Computer Lab Fees
+Art Supplies
+ERB Testing (Grades 2-8)
+Organizational Skills (Grades 1-8)
+Vision, Hearing, & Scoliosis Screening
+Friends of St. James Membership (PTA)
+Booster Club Membership (Grades 4-8)
+Interscholastic Athletic Fees
+Science & Computer Lab Fees
+Art Supplies
+ERB Testing (Grades 2-8)
+Organizational Skills (Grades 1-8)
+Vision, Hearing, & Scoliosis Screening
The annual tuition does not include the following costs and/or fees:
+Aftercare
+Cafeteria
+Calculators (Middle School)
+Field Trips (Average Cost per year $100)
+Outdoor Education Trips (Grades 4-8)
+Uniforms (Free Swap Closet Available)
Outdoor Education trips will be billed after the trip when an accurate cost is finalized.
The cost of the trip is affected by the number of scholars in the grade due to travel expenses.
The following are approximate costs for the Outdoor Education trips based on previous years:
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 7th / 8th Grade
  • 8th Grade
$150 (Camp Zephyr)
$550 (Mo Ranch)
$700 (Canyon of the Eagles, Camp Capers)
$600 (Camp Eagle)
$120 (S.T.E.M. Trip )
$550/$4200 (Mo Ranch & PA/D.C.)
  • 4th Grade: $150 (Camp Zephyr)
  • 5th Grade: $550 (Mo Ranch)
  • 6th Grade: $700 (Canyon of the Eagles, Camp Capers)
  • 7th Grade: $600 (Camp Eagle)
  • 7th / 8th Grade: $120 (S.T.E.M. Trip )
  • 8th Grade: $550/$4200 (Mo Ranch & PA/D.C.)
Payment Options
Annual Plan
Two Installment Plan
Ten Installment Plan
One payment in full, due August 1, 2020
**Two payments, due August 1, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021
***Ten payments, due monthly—Aug. 1, 2020– May 1, 2021
Annual Plan: One payment in full, due August 1, 2020
Two Installment Plan: **Two payments, due August 1, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021
Ten Installment Plan: ***Ten payments, due monthly—Aug. 1, 2020– May 1, 2021
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable $50.00 Application Fee for each new scholar.
  • A $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required per scholar and applied to tuition upon enrollment.
  • There is a $70 processing fee per family for the Two Installment Plan. ($35 per mo.)
  • There is a $350 processing fee per family for the Ten Installment Plan. ($35 per mo.)

To start school on August 19, 2020, scholars must be in good standing academically, have paid all of 2019-2020 outstanding balances, have a signed contract, and paid the 2020-2021 enrollment deposit.

Financial Aid

St. James offers tuition assistance. Awards are either in the form of specific scholarships, Opportunity Grants, SAM GRANTS, and Need-Based Financial Aid. These funds come from endowments, special donations, grants, and the St. James endowment. All financial assistance decisions made by the Financial Aid Committee are final.

Funds are available from the School to help the families most in need of tuition assistance (specifically with combined annual income below $60,000.) If you wish to apply for financial aid, you must register at FACTS Management.  All materials are completed online to initiate the financial aid process. The applications for admission and for financial aid are separate processes and must be completed separately. The separation of these applications is intentional so there can be no confusion that admission to St. James is NOT based upon the ability to pay tuition.