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.



St. James Headmaster, Mrs. Hoffstadt, will be posting frequent videos on our YouTube Channel to stay connected with all of our scholars throughout the COVID-19 school closure. These videos will include book-readings, prayers, and chapel sermons. Today’s video is our Palm Sunday Chapel Service with Father William from Church of the Good Shepherd and Mrs. Hoffstadt.

Remember to set your alarms for 4:44 p.m. each day for all of us to join together and pray for our school, community, and the world!



As of now, SJES will remain closed until April 14 but we are following the Governor’s orders so if he releases us prior to that, we will be excited and happy to return!

Teachers will be holding Zoom conferences with their scholars on the following schedule:


Due to the restrictions on public gatherings, the St. James Spring Fling has been postponed with a new date to be determined. Check back here for future updates, or CLICK HERE to visit the Spring Fling site.


Our dream was to launch a state-of-the-art innovation lab where scholars could be involved in hands-on active learning using the vital and important disciplines of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STREAM). Thanks to the great generosity and phenomenal support of The Frazier Family Foundation our dream will become a reality next school year! Our Frazier Innovation Center will be the first of its kind in the community! This Creative Learning Systems Smart Lab comes with a full Junior Kinder through 8th grade curriculum and beyond including the following areas of study: Alternative and Renewable Energy, Circuitry, Computer Graphics, Digital Communications, Mechanics and Structures, Robotics and Control Technology, Scientific Data and Analysis, and Software Engineering. We look forward to working with the community as we embark on this endeavor to enrich the education of generations of scholars to come! We have been blessed beyond measure to receive this gift!

CLICK on the videos below to see just a few of the amazing things schools are doing with their Creative Learning Systems Smart Labs.






New family enrollment opened March 1st! Call to schedule a tour and bring your applications in now – classes are filling up! Visit our Admission Process page for Application information.












We are getting closer to reaching the goal for our Annual Giving Campaign! As all non-profit private schools do, we rely on fundraising, grants, investments, and tuition to support our mission of developing our children to reach their fullest potential. Through providing our Christian foundation and rigorous curriculum, we are developing scholars of strong faith, confidence, and character, and we need your help to continue this positive growth for generations of scholars to come!

We accept gifts through May, but we aim to reach the Annual Giving goal by the end of January, and we can still use your help! You can donate by sending cash or check to the School Office, on Venmo @StJamesCC, or online by CLICKING HERE.

We are truly blessed by the support of our loving community. 💙


Have a current Pre-Kindergarten or incoming Kindergarten scholar?

Learn all about Developmental Age & Readiness and the Gesell Observation that is administered for each Pre-K scholar by viewing this informative Gesell Powerpoint!


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Stay up to date on all our events and see pictures of your children and friends on St. James’ Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. On Facebook, you have to “Like” the St. James page to see our posts on your news feed. Parents, be sure to go on RenWeb and authorize permission for the School to use your scholar’s picture, and then have fun seeing their activities day to day. We will also use all accounts to communicate details about upcoming School events, so GET CONNECTED and tag us in all of your St. James posts! #whysaintjames





St. James Episcopal School celebrates and welcomes a diverse population. We recognize that diversity encompasses differences in gender, race, religion, ethnicity, physical and academic abilities, family composition, and socioeconomic circumstances. St. James does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of the admission and educational policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, employment practices, and/or other school administered programs generally made available at the School.