The St. James Episcopal School mission is to develop each child to his or her fullest potential, spiritually, intellectually, and physically – that each child may grow in grace, enjoy freedom through knowledge, and lead a healthy, productive, and meaningful life.

St. James Episcopal School is a Pre-Primary through 8th grade school that has shaped leaders in Corpus Christi and the surrounding community since 1946. St. James provides that unique combination of academic excellence alongside spiritual formation and sound physical development. Through our exemplary programs, we are developing scholars into persons of high character and preparing them to be servant leaders in the local and global community. If you are visiting our website for the first time, Welcome! We encourage you to explore our website and get to know the St. James Family. We especially invite you for a tour of our campus, to see our classrooms and meet our teachers. To schedule a tour, simply call our office at 361-883-0835. We look forward to getting to know you and how we may serve your children.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


Wow! 70 looks good on St. James! See the look of 70 years of excellence in the faces below, and watch how these scholars will change the world!

Our New 70’s Look From the Back to School BBQ:

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Scholars Looking Good on Their First Day of School!

2nd Grad a



September 29th
Eucharist Chapel and St. James Birthday Party
8:10 a.m. in the Sanctuary
8:45 a.m. in the School Parking Lot and Gymnasium

Come celebrate with us the great heritage and mission of St. James Episcopal School in Corpus Christi, Texas! All year long we will host a variety of events that remind us of St. James’ long standing commitment to raise up scholars who have led by example through excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, character and faith development. Our first event is a Birthday Party for the whole St. James community – scholars, parents, alumni, alumni parents, teachers and every other friend of St. James. This will be a fun event, with cake and ice-cream and the iconic “photo opportunity” for the scholars to have their picture taken in the shape of the number “70”. You and your scholar will be a part of history, as we celebrate our 70th year together!


We still have space available for the 2016-2017 School Year. Be sure to call our office to schedule a tour with Mrs. Hoffstadt, and tell your friends, too! We will be available to provide tours throughout the summer.

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The St. James Family Turns Out to Celebrate 70 Years
– at the Corpus Christi Hooks Games

St. James scholars were some of the the St. James family represented at the Corpus Christi Hooks games, on Friday, July 29th. The event drew friends that were alumni, alumni parents, current families and faculty… not to mention “Rusty, the Hook”.

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 Our Outstanding Class of 2016

Congratulations to our exceptional 8th Grade graduating Class of 2016. We are beyond proud to call you St. James Alumni, and we look forward to watching you succeed in all of your future endeavors.

Class of 2016


Alumni News – #whysaintjames

Amber Cox (St. James Class of 2012) will be graduating from Incarnate Word Academy with the Jeanne de Matel Honors Diploma.  She will be attending Baylor University in Waco.  She has been accepted into their Business Fellows program, where she will double major in Business and Chemistry while achieving her prerequisites for Medical School.  She is President of the Senior Class, Vice President of National Honor Society, a member of the TAPPS Academic Science, Math, and Calculator Teams (placed 5th in Science and Calculator at State), a previous Vault State Champion in Gymnastics, a Level 7 State Competitor in Gymnastics, a Varsity Track member,  a Buccaneer Days Scholarship finalist, and a Piano Ensemble representative for Corpus Christi for the Texas Music Teachers Association.  She has also received the Bronze Level Presidential Award for service.

Michael Blackshear is a St. James Jaguar, Class of 2012. This year he will graduate from Gregory Portland High School.  He will attend The University of Tulsa in the fall where he has received a scholarship to  study electrical and computer engineering. He was awarded the Presbyterian leadership Scholarship and will travel to Scotland as a part of that experience. Michael has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, played on the basketball team, earned math and theatre awards and is the president of the National Honor Society.  Michael is also a junior leader in Young Life.  He has enjoyed working as an assistant instructor for Corpus Christi Invitational Dance.  We are so very thankful for his education at St. James which helped to shape him into a well rounded life long learner and leader! #whysaintjames