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.
Today Is Giving Tuesday! Join In!
#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. It encourages the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges and brings together the collective power of nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
You can join in #GivingTuesday by donating to St. James Episcopal School today! Your gift will be directed to the Annual Giving Campaign and is tax deductible. (If you’ve given to the Annual Giving Campaign already, you can still give again!) Click here to give online to St. James, and help support our mission to shape young lives to inquire, discover, worship, share, encourage, strive, and excel , so that they can change the world too.
Today, an increase of over 470% in online giving will take place! Approximately 38% of the millennial generation will participate. Over 32.7 million twitter impressions and 750,000+ hashtag mentions will occur. And there will be over 15.4 billion print and social media impressions made today to promote the idea of world giving. Be a part of that movement. Give to St. James today! And share on all your social media!
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 Ralph Wedgeworth, Middle School Science Teacher
Ralph Wedgeworth graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1979. Soon afterwards he began his teaching career at a small junior high in Arkansas. It was there that he went through a program designed by Madeline Hunter that taught him the art of teaching. Four years later Ralph moved to Texas to teach and coach on the high school level. During the next 30 years he taught a wide array of sciences and coached several sports, winning district titles in most of them. He and a colleague designed and received approval from the state to teach the first forensic science class on the high school level. In 2011, Mr. Wedgeworth was asked to start the A.P. Environmental Science class at King H.S. One year later 9 of the top 10 scholars at King were in that class. Although he enjoyed being retired in 2013, he missed his students. When St. James contacted him about teaching science he said, “It was as if God had been preparing me my whole career to be here. We have an educational setting that is conducive to learning. My colleagues are quite professional and care deeply for our scholars. The parents play an important role in their children’s education. And the scholars, what can I say, they are amazing. I feel very fortunate to be a part of their educational journey”.
Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 5
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Munds Hall Auditorium
HO HO HO!
Now is the time to reserve your spot for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5th. Forms and payment are due Monday, November 30th. Price is $7 per person or $10 at the door. Also, please help Santa’s elves prepare for the breakfast by signing up to help with food or volunteering. Merry Christmas to all and to all…. please visit our Sign Up Genius.
See you Saturday!
Make A 2015 Gift to the Annual Giving Campaign
As we head into the holiday season, the end of the year is quickly approaching. St. James wants to remind you that you can make a gift to the Annual Giving Campaign and receive a 2015 tax deduction for your gift.
There are several easy ways to donate to the campaign and get your year-end tax-deduction:
- Make on online credit card payment. Just click here, and follow the instructions for how to give online.
- Make a pledge and pay over time. You can make a pledge by clicking here. You may pay your gift in installments over the course of the fiscal year – weekly, monthly, quarterly, or as you desire. You may pay by cash, check, or credit card (online). All gifts must be paid by May 31st, 2016.
- Make a one-time gift of cash or check and attach to an investment card and return to the school office. (Investment Cards were mailed out to all families, but can also be obtained in the School Office.)
- Talk to your employer about whether they will match your gift. Some employers include this as an employee benefit, and it can increase your donation by two or three times!
- Consider making a gift of appreciated stock and create substantial tax savings for year end. If you would like to discuss a stock transfer, please contact Elizabeth Black, Director of Development, or Galen Hoffstadt, Headmaster, at 361-883-0835.
All donations are strictly confidential and are tax-deductible.
This year we want to raise $130,000 in our Annual Giving Campaign, AND we also want 100% parent participation! So we need you! Every dollar counts, and every family counts.
Thank you for your support!