Welcome to St. James!
We are delighted you are considering St. James Episcopal Day School for your child's education. Founded in 1948, our school now serves students in early childhood beginning at age eighteen months through Fifth Grade. We provide an excellent education for young children in a program centered on faith, community, and learning. Located on a full city block in downtown Baton Rouge, our campus includes state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
At St. James, we view the admissions process as a collaborative one in which we work closely with you, the parents, as you choose the school that is best for your child. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of each individual student, and our work starts with meeting you.
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.
Please complete an inquiry form to express interest, and we will contact you to schedule a tour. You also may call our admissions office anytime at (225)344-0805 x2253 or schedule a tour online.
After your tour, our admissions process continues with our online application. We accept applications on a rolling basis, which means applications are accepted until a class is full. We also require a screening assessment for applicants to PreK-3 through 5th grade. After a class fills, accepted students may be placed on a waitlist.
Thank you for your consideration of St. James Episcopal Day School. We look forward to meeting you soon!
- Julia Spaht, Director of Admissions
Why St. James?
St. James Episcopal school is an excellent choice for your child to learn, grow, and thrive. We care about your child’s elementary school experience during their precious forming years. At St. James, you can be rest assured that your child is receiving an excellent education within a warm, nurturing environment.
The Whole Child
Through a well-rounded curriculum, strong academics, and faith-based activities, we focus on the whole child’s wellbeing to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and discovery.
Institution of Innovation
Since its founding, St. James Episcopal school has transformed from a worksheet-driven, desks-in-a-row classroom format to an exceptional school encompassing twenty-first century educational practices, cutting-edge technology and modern methodology. Our strong academic program has resulted in consistently exceeding national standardized test norms and independent school norms.
Both our academic excellence and loving, enriching atmosphere has earned us both back-to-back 2009 and 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Awards and recognition as an Apple Distinguished School.
Tour St. James
Begin the application process by creating an account on our portal. Then, you will be able to fill out a new student application form, which may be edited until you are ready to submit it.
A non-refundable application and screening fee must accompany every child's application. Parents will receive a confirmation email letting them know their application was submitted.
Schedule a Screening
*Parents of 1st–5th grade applicants are required to have a introductory conversation with the Head of School after the applicant has been screened.