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.

 

SAVE THE DATE – Spring Fling Is On It’s Way!

Fiesta-Save-the-Date-FINAL-page-001St. James is ramping up for our 2016 Spring Fling on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Corpus Christi Country Club. Our Spring Fling is a major annual fundraiser for our School and an evening filled with celebration and fun. This year’s goal is $145,000. Proceeds from Spring Fling directly impact our scholars by helping to fund technology in the classrooms, salaries and professional development for faculty, curricular materials, scholarships, grants and financial aid, along with athletics and other enrichments. Every dollar we make supports our scholars and has the impact to change our community for the best.

“Fiesta in the Heart of St. James” is an evening of celebration, filled with special friends, festive music, extravagant live auction items, creative silent auction items, a tuition give-away raffle, not to mention a delicious banquet of food and drink. Come sponsor a table, bring your friends and family, and enjoy a night that will fill your heart, all for the great mission of St. James Episcopal School

For more information on how you can help, purchase tickets, participate in an auction, sponsor a table, click here.

 Spring Fling Live Auction Items

The Spring Fling is on its way – Friday March 4th. Be looking for your invitation in the mail, and your opportunity to buy tickets or sponsor a table. Our main attraction and fundraiser is our Live Auction. Here is a little teaser of some of the fantastic items that will be showcased. Get your tickets now, and start planning what item you HAVE to leave with on Friday, March 4.

Vamos a La Playa – Vist Puerto Aventuras, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
183275-beach-in-the-yucatan-peninsulaEnjoy a six (6) night/five (5) day stay  on the Caribbean in this Chac Hal Al two bedroom/ two bath condominium, overlooking the beach. Located just 50 minutes from the Cancun airport, you will be perfectly located to swim with the dolphins, snorkel, scuba dive, fish, parasail, visit the Mayan sites, or just enjoy the  beautiful white beaches of Fatima Bay. Quality couple time or family time awaits. (Two king size, plus twin and double sleeps 4-6). Donated by Doug Allison

 

Three (3) Days of World Class Fishing in Baffin Bay
CB Fishing CabinCast your rod out in the world class waters of the Baffin Bay, and tour the fishing holes of the land cut and Nine Mile hole. This three (3) day and two (2) night trip for four(4) guests includes shallow water sight casting wading, or fishing for redfish and drum from the boat. Big trout or flounder fishing is also available. (You can even hear the story of the $50,000 flounder caught). This fully air conditioned, hot shower, fishing cabin 35 miles south of Corpus Christi, is about as nice as it gets. This is fabulous trip for parents and kids, husbands and wives, or all guys or all gals. Our Chairman of the Board, Cody Bates, will be your host, fishing guide, cook, concierge, and fish cleaner. Expires 10/1/2016. Donated by Tricia and Cody Bates

Four (4) Nights at Casa Estrellas, in Hunt, Texas
Guadalupe RiverCome spend four(4) starry nights in a beautiful rock home in Hunt Texas. The dramatic bluffs create a scenic backdrop for this private hilltop sanctuary, situated on 10+ park-like acres. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon by the pristine pool, or wade into the Guadalupe river with kayaks and river toys. It is a perfect family retreat planned around Camp pickups in the area. (Restrictions apply for holidays, including July 4.) Donated by Amy and Reagan Brown

 South Texas Quail Hunt for Three (3)

Quail HuntGet your limit in some of the best hunting and scenery Texas has to offer. You and two (2) others will be the guests of a professional Quail Guide service for all-day quail hunt in Hebbronville, TX. Meals and lodging are not provided. Available in the 2016-2017 quail season. Donated by Barnick Quail Guide Service

 

 

Wisconsin Lake House Retreat
Lake GenevaSave yourself from the SUMMER HEAT!! Bid on this three bedroom, one bathroom house in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a late summer/early fall get away with up to 5 people. Situated one block off the lake this fully renovated 1857 home will make a comfortable home for your 5 night stay. You and your group will have the entire upstairs duplex with bedrooms, bathroom, full kitchen and TV room. Located 45 minutes from the Milwaukee airport, 1 hour from Chicago O’Hare and 1.5 hours from Chicago Midway, Lake Geneva has a wonderful waterfront, great restaurants and endless summer entertainment! Take a day trip to pick cherries or apples, rent a boat on the lake or spend your time exploring the 20 miles of path that encompasses the entire lake–all with temperatures in the low 80’s–Heaven on Earth!  Restrictions: Stay must be a mutually agreed upon date between late July and early October 2016, no pets, no smoking, maximum 5 guests. Donated by the Marji and Dick Gray – Emily and Marcus Veazey Family

St. James Scholars Make An Impact in Community

Kindergarteners Give Blankets to Driscoll Children’s Hospital

B@ tie blanketThis Fall, St. James Kindergarten students took on an ambitious and generous project. They made blankets for the children cancer patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The blankets were given Tuesday, December 15th to a St. James parent, Carla Vela-Gamez, whose daughter, Alondra, is also a patient there. Ms. Vela-Gamez, along with daughter, shared with the Kindergarteners what it was like to be a patient at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, what the needs of the parents and children are, and what a gift they have given. The Corpus Christi Caller Time ran the following article on this project: St. James Episcopal School students give gifts from the heart.

 

Third Grade Students Donate Books To Evans Elementary
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St. James scholars love to read and share their passion with others. On Thursday, December 3rd, St. James scholars donated and delivered over $2,000 in books to Evans Elementary, providing a book for every student there. Margaret Croft, picture left, puts together a puzzle with Evans Elementary student, Carlos DeLeon. The Caller Times reported on their generous outreach to the community which is a hallmark of a St. James education.
See the article here :“St. James students donate books to Evans Elementary School”.

Meet Our Outstanding Teachers

We want to show off one of the KEY Assets of the St. James community…. OUR TEACHERS! We are proud to report that our teachers have an average of 19 years of professional teaching experience. They bring depth of understanding, compassion, creativity, tools for learning and growth, and years of loving and growing children into all they can be. This year, St. James added a Middle School Director, Mrs. Kimberly Hatridge, and added to our strong Middle School faculty team. Each week, we want to highlight one of our Middle School team members, with a bio and personal statement, as a way of celebrating what is going on at St. James!

Meet Robert Daugherty, Math Teacher for 6th-8th Grades

I was born in Denver, Colorado and attended elementary and middle school there. I graduated High School in Rockwall, located just outside of Dallas. After high school, I attended Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree. I began my teaching career at Baker Middle School and eventually moved on to Ray High School. In my 26 years at Ray, I taught numerous math classes including: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Consumer Mathematics. Additionally, I coached Football and Soccer. On the last day of school in 2013, I was contacted by Galen Hoffstadt and offered a position at St. James. It only took a moment for me to decide on becoming a member of the great staff at St. James. I had heard wonderful things about the school from former teachers and the numerous scholars I encountered at Ray, who were alumni of St. James. I am so happy that I made the decision because St. James is interested in the complete education of the scholar – spiritually, mentally, and physically. It is wonderful to be at a place where both the scholars and their parents are committed to excellence.

I believe that the classroom needs to be a place where the scholars feel safe, supported and also challenged. I want the scholars to be challenged and to learn, through hard work and persistence, that they are able to solve difficult problems. I also feel it is important for the scholars to have fun and meaningful activities to do in the classroom and at home. Routines are helpful in the classroom because the scholars know what is expected of them and learn to do things on their own. I also believe that homework is what allows the scholars to make connections and cement the concepts that they learn in the classroom.