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.


Alumni! Sign Up Now for Summer Reunion at Whataburger Field

Friday, August 7th
7:05 p.m.
Whataburger Field – CC Hooks vs. The Midland Rockhounds

All alumni are invited to come out for a fun night at the ballpark, Friday August 7th at 7:00 p.m. Join your lifelong friends for an evening of fun and fireworks, in reserved, covered seating just for St. James alumns! Tickets are $25/person and include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check (made payable to St. James Episcopal School) and picked up at the School Office. Click here to print your order form . For more information, please contact the School Office at 361-883-0835. All reservations will receive a custom embroidered 2015 St. James Alumni Reunion ball cap, compliments of Courtenay and Marty Berry! Call Now!

New Parent Orientation (All Parents Welcome)

Wednesday, August 12
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Munds Hall Auditorium

As parents of a new scholar at St. James,  you have an enormous amount of information to process for the new school year! Forms, uniforms, carpool drop off, after school care, school supplies, and more! We have designed an information gathering session just for you! Please join us Wednesday, August 12th in Munds Hall Auditorium (lower level of Munds Hall where the Church Offices are located) for an inside look at St. James. Everything you need to know (or at least get started) will be spelled out for you, with a chance to ask questions. Here are some things we will cover: Dress Code, Swap Closet for used uniforms, Chapel services, Friends of St. James (parent organization), volunteer opportunities, RenWeb, Booster Club and athletics, special events throughout the year, fundraising, and more keys to making the most of your first year at St. James.

This is a great refresher session for any parent, new or returning. If you have a scholar who is entering a new division of the school, i.e. Primary or Middle School, this event will be very informative to you, too!

 “Meet the Teacher” Night and Back To School Barbeque

Friday, August 14
4:30-5:45 p.m. (Meet the Teacher) in Classrooms
6:00 p.m.
(BBQ) in Middle School Assembly Hall 

Join us for a come-and-go Meet the Teacher event where you can get to know your scholar’s new teacher and tour their new classroom. Your scholar’s teacher and class lists will be posted outside of the School Office that afternoon. Then, walk over to the Middle School Assembly Hall and join in the fun of a Back-to-School Barbecue  at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided by Hoegemeyer’s BBQ with sliced brisket, pinto beans, and potato salad. The cost of the dinner is $6 for children and $8 for adults. Cash or check will be accepted, (no student billing). Please RSVP to the office by Thursday, August 6th.

Come reconnect with old friends and meet new ones! See you there!

New Job Postings!

St. James Episcopal School has newly posted employment opportunities for Pre-School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and After School Care Providers. Candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, with a college degree, full of love for little children! (A fully completed college degree is not required for Teaching Assistants and After School Care Providers.) To apply, please complete the Teacher Application and return it to the School. For more information, please contact Galen Hoffstadt, Headmaster or Nancy Harwell, Associate Head of School.

Be An Armchair Traveler this Summer!

Get Your Summer Reading List Here!

Help your scholar explore new worlds, think adventurous thoughts, dream about new things, with the help of our carefully selected summer reading lists for all grade levels. To find recommendations, plus required books for summer reading by grade, click here. Reading is a wonderful way to cool off on a hot summer day, but also an essential exercise for the brain. Enjoy! Explore! Elevate!


St. James Administrative Office  – Summer Schedule-Tours

Our administrative offices are open each weekday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Our offices will be closed from Friday, July 3rd through Friday, the 10th. Applications for admissions are still being accepted in some grade levels. Please call and schedule a visit or tour.  Galen Hoffstadt, School #:361-883-0835, Cell:361-765-6401