How old does my child have to be to enter St. James?
1 by February 1st for First Year Program
2 by September 30th for Second Year program
3 by September 30th for PreK-3
4 by September 30th for PreK-4
5 by September 30th 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. Screenings are not required for our First Year and Second Year programs.
Yes. To be considered for admission to St. James Episcopal Day School, we want to meet you and your child. We also want to administer age-appropriate assessments to determine if St. James is the best fit. Small group screening dates are scheduled in the fall. During the spring semester, screenings are scheduled individually with the family. 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.
Applicants applying for 1st–5th grade are screened individually and are assessed in math, reading, and writing.
When do you schedule tours?
Pate tours or online tours can be scheduled at any time using this link. In the fall, St. James hosts an Open House event, which will be announced through our social media platforms and website.
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. Our school day lasts from 8:15am to 3:05pm. Early care is provided beginning at 7:30am at no extra charge. St. James also offers scheduled and supervised after-school care until 5:30 p.m. during school days, according to the fees listed below.
Extended Care Fees:
Full-Time: $350 per quarter
Part-Time (2 days per week): $150 per quarter
Drop-in rates available
To sign up, please fill out the form below or call our front office at 225-344-0805.
St. James welcomes students of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, and religious background as we seek to have a diverse student body. Every accepted student will have all rights and privileges of the school, and have access to all programs and activities.