How old does my child have to be to enter St. James?
2 by September 30 for 2-year-old program
3 by September 30 for PreK-3
4 by September 30 for PreK-4
5 by September 30 for Kindergarten
How do I apply to St. James?
You can apply online to start the process of admission. Once we have received your completed online application, you will be contacted to schedule a screening appointment. We do recommend that you schedule a tour to see our campus in action prior to applying online.
Yes. To be considered for admission to St. James Episcopal Day School, your child will be screened. Screening days are scheduled in the fall. The screening fee is paid at the time of application.
Parents will be contacted after submitting their online application to schedule a screening appointment.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students are given a basic skills assessment to determine a child’s readiness. The assessment lasts about 45 minutes, and the children are screened in small groups.
Applicants applying for 1st–5th grade are screened individually and are assessed in math, reading, and writing skills.*
*Parents of 1st–5th grade applicants are required to have a introductory conversation with the Head of School, Lauren Ray, after the applicant has been screened.
When do you schedule tours?
Private tours can be scheduled at any time using this form. St. James hosts Fall and Spring Welcome Wednesday tours, which will be announced through our social media platforms and website. You may also see advertisements in various publications, like Baton Rouge Parents Magazine.
Is tuition assistance available?
Yes. Assistance is based on a financial need, as determined in part by the analysis done by FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). Click the button below to get started with financial assistance.
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Do you offer childcare after school?
Yes. St. James Episcopal Day School offers scheduled and supervised after-school care until 5:30 p.m. during school days. Click HERE to read the Extended Care rules and policies.
Extended Care Fees:
Full-Time: $350 per quarter
Part-Time: $150 per quarter
Payments not received within 10 days of the due date are subject to a $10 late fee. To sign up, please fill out the form below or call our front office at 225-344-0805.