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.


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

B'Day Party Invite

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!

St. James Read-A-Thon Giving

This year we are holding a Read-A-Thon instead of selling cookie dough.

Read-A-Thon is like a walk-a-thon where scholars get pledges for minutes that they read daily or, for our younger scholars, for minutes that they are read to daily.

Our goal for Primary School and Lower School Scholars (PP-1st Grades) who are being read to is 20 minutes daily for a total of 340 minutes over 17 days. Our goal for Lower School and Middle School Scholars (2nd -8th Grades) who read independently is 30 minutes daily for a total of 510 minutes over 17 days.

Our goal for the School is a total of 88,230 MINUTES!
It would be so awesome if every scholar met their goal, and if we could raise $1.00 for every minute our scholars read for a total of  $88,230!!! 

Your generous contributions to our Read-A-Thon will enable us to purchase much needed technology, tech support, and other educational supplies and materials.

Every single donation is 100% tax deductible. 

Sponsors may pay with a check made out to St. James Episcopal School or may donate by credit card, by clicking here.

In order for scholars to receive the appropriate rewards, all donations and blue reading logs must be turned in to your scholar’s teacher by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27th. Thank you so much for your support!

Save the Date – Get Your Pumpkin at our Patch –
New Fun Fundraiser for St. James!

Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st from 4:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday the 23rd, 9:00am -12:30 pm


St. James will be hosting a Pumpkin Patch for all ages. This is a perfect opportunity to get your pumpkin for the Fall season. Professional photographer will be on-site for a Fall picture. Open to public on Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st from 4-6 pm, Saturday, October 22nd from 12 – 4 pm, and Sunday the 23rd, 9am -12:30 pm.

Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook

instagram-logoStay up to date on all our events and see pictures of your children and friends on St. James’ Instagram and Facebook pages. Be sure to go on Renweb and authorize permission for the School to use your scholar’s picture, and then have fun seeing their activities day to day. We will also use both accounts to communicate details about upcoming School events, so GET CONNECTED!

Look for #STJAMESmakes70lookgood, in celebration of our 70 years of excellence!



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.

St. James Flyer

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”.

Hooks Game

 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