Grade Tuition

Pre-Primary (8 a.m. – Noon*) $6,985
Pre-Primary (8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) $6,985
Primary (8 a.m. – Noon*) $6,985
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

*No tuition reduction for noon programs because staffing allocations remain the same.


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 costs and/or fees:
Application Fee for New Scholars ($50)*
Outdoor Education Trips (Grades 4-8)
Calculators (Middle School)
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. $3,000
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**

 A $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required per scholar and applied to tuition upon enrollment.
 There is a $70 processing fee per family for the Two Installment Plan. ($35 per mo.)
 There is a $350 processing fee per family for the Ten Installment Plan. ($35 per mo.)


For questions, contact one of the following at 361-883-0835 or through their email address:
Mrs. Galen Hoffstadt, Headmaster –
Mrs. Kim Hatridge, Director of Academics and Admissions – 
Ms. Jane Bayarena, Business Director –
Mrs. Nicole Leal, Director of Communication and Marketing –
Ms. Heather Houston, Administrative Supervisor –