Grade Tuition

Pre-Primary (8 a.m. – Noon) $5,965
Pre-Primary (8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) $6,985
Primary (8 a.m. – Noon) $5,965
Primary (8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) $6,985
Pre-Kindergarten (8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) $6,985
Kindergarten (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $7,215
Grades 1-2 (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $8,670
Grade 3 (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $9,255
Grades 4 (8a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $9,575
Grades 5-8 (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $9,765


Sibling discounts are offered beginning with the second child. There is a 5% discount for the first sibling, 10% for the second sibling, and 15% for three or more siblings.

The annual tuition includes materials, most school supplies and the following:
Friends of St. James Membership
ERB Testing (Grades 2-8)
Science & Computer Lab Fees
Booster Club Membership (Grades 4-8)
Art Supplies
Organizational Study Skills (Grades 1-8)
Interscholastic Athletic Fees
Gesell Observations (PK-K)
Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screening

The annual tuition does not include the following fees:
Application Fee for New Scholars ($50)*
Outdoor Education Trips (Grades 4-8)
Cafeteria Charges
Field Trips

Outdoor Education trips will be billed after the trip when an accurate cost is finalized.
Approximate costs for the Outdoor Education trips are listed below:
4th Grade $100
5th Grade $575 (Mo Ranch)
6th Grade $900 (Big Bend)
7th Grade $700 (Camp Eagle)
8th Grade $260 (Mo Ranch)
8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. $2,800
7th, 8th Grade S.T.E.M. Trip $100

Tuition Payment Options

Annual Plan: One payment in full, due August 1 of current academic year
Two Installments Plan: Two payments due August 1 and January 15 of current academic year**
Ten Installments Plan: Ten payments due monthly from August – May of current academic year**

* There is a one-time $50 service fee per family
** There is a $70 service fee per family for the Two Installment Plan ($35/payment)
*** There is a $350 one-time service fee per family for the Ten Installment plan.($35/payment)


For questions, contact one of the following at 361-883-0835 or through their email address:
Mrs. Galen Hoffstadt, Headmaster –
Ms. Nancy Harwell, Associate Head of School –
Ms. Jane Bayarena, Business Director –
Ms. Nicole Hernandez, Administrative Assistant –