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.


Kindergarten classes spent an afternoon making blankets to give to oncology patients at Driscoll Children’s Hospital for Christmas.

It took lots of helpful hands from parents, grandparents, and scholars, and it was hard work, but the scholars understood that it was a labor of love.

Click here to see patients at Driscoll receiving their blankets.

Thank you scholars, teachers, and families for continuing to build this tradition. Also, a BIG thank you goes out to our very own St. James Jaguar scholars in 1st grade who are cancer survivors who delivered the blankets to the Hospital.


Elizabeth Alexander Nisbet, age 82, died peacefully in Houston, Texas on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Liz was the youngest of 10 children, born on March 31, 1937 to Helen and Charles Alexander in Houston, Texas.

After graduating from Baylor University in 1958 she married the love of her life, John “Pinky” Nisbet. They made their home in Corpus Christi where they raised their children.

Liz was involved in many community and charitable organizations. She was a faithful member of Church of the Good Shepherd. It was her passion and privilege to give back to her church and her community which she did faithfully and tirelessly. She served her church and community in many capacities including, Christus Spohn Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees-Emeritus, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, Past President of the Junior League of Corpus Christi, Past President of Las Donas de la Corte, Past President of the Patrons of the Order of de Pineda, Texas State Aquarium Board of Trustees, Coastal Bend Community Foundation Board, various positions at her beloved Church of the Good Shepherd including being the Senior Warden, St James Episcopal School, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Executive Committee and Foundation Committee.

Liz will always be remembered as a strong, generous individual of integrity with a deep love of family and friends. She leaves an incredible legacy for her infectious joy, her gift of living life no matter what unfolds and we give thanks for her gift of illuminating a room with her smile. She was the epitome of grace.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John “Pinky” Nisbet and her son, Captain John Edward Nisbet, Jr, U.S.M.C. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nisbet Trice (David), her granddaughters Elizabeth Trice Kruger (Travis), Annie Trice (fiance Matt) and great grandson, Travis Kruger, Jr.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 20th at 11:00am at Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S. Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401; St. James Episcopal School – John Edward Nisbet, Jr. Scholarship Fund, 602 S. Carancahua, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401; Driscoll Children’s Hospital, 3535 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.

The family wishes to express their thanks, love, and appreciation to all of Liz’s many family and friends who provided support and care during this time.


We have officially kicked off this year’s 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!
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. 💙


New family enrollment is now open! Schedule a tour and bring your applications in now – classes are filling up! For more information on the application process, click here or contact the School Office at 361-883-0835.



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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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.