Admissions Process

AdmissionsSt. James Episcopal School is a co-educational day school serving scholars ages 2 through 8th
grade. Admission to St. James is based upon the academic ability and demonstrated achievement
of the scholar and availability of space. Prior to September 1st of the school year, preschool
candidates must have reached 2 years of age and be potty-trained for Pre-Primary 2-year-olds, 3 years of
age and be potty-trained for Primary 3-year-olds, 4 years of age for Pre-Kindergarten 4-year-olds, and 5 years of age
for Kindergarten.

St. James is extremely proud of its connective spirit between the teacher and scholars and
between the scholars themselves. In order to experience some of our essential and defining traits,
we encourage you and your scholar to schedule a campus visit. Come tour our classrooms and
facilities and see why our scholars and parents consider St. James to be the premier education in
Corpus Christi for their children.

To schedule a visit, please call the School Office at 361-883-0835.

We also host periodic Open House events for parents to engage in a forum of information
sessions to help evaluate our program and curriculum. For more information about the next Open
House event, please call the Office at 361-883-0835 and check our website for updates.

Apply

You may click here to download an application. Please mail or deliver your completed
application to the School with the non-refundable $50.00 application fee. Your application will
be complete upon receipt of your application fee and all required forms. Please feel free to use
the Admissions Checklist to help you with this process.

Required Forms

The following forms are required to complete your application:
Teacher Recommendation Forms
Request For Records Form

Teacher Recommendation Forms
If a scholar has already been attending another school, recommendations from two of the
candidate’s current teachers (if applicable) are required on the appropriate Teacher
Recommendation Form. These forms should be mailed directly from the teacher to St.
James Episcopal School (Attn: Admissions Office).

Request For Records Form
A Request for Records Form should also be printed, signed, and returned to St. James Episcopal School. This will allow St. James to directly request records from the scholar’s current school. School records include: most recent report card, standardized test scores,and current immunization records.

Observations and School Visit Day

In order to know more about a candidate’s own special pattern of social, emotional, and academic
development, prospective scholars are asked to spend a half-day in the classroom in order to participate
in the regular school program while under the supervision of one of our teaching staff.
Candidates ages 4-6 must also complete a Gesell Observation in order for us to determine the child’s
developmental age and readiness. View this Gesell Powerpoint for more information on this specific observation.
Parents may schedule these visits with the Admissions Office after a tour has been completed and an application is submitted.

Notifications

The Admissions Committee meets as needed during the admissions season to consider those
candidates who have completed the full admissions process. Re-enrollment contracts to current
scholars are processed by February 28 of each year. In order to assure an open spot for
enrollment in your applicable class, please complete your application by March 1st.

Enrollment

Upon notification of admission, families will be provided with the annual St. James Enrollment
Contract to be signed by the financially responsible parties and by the School. Enrollment will be
complete with a signed contract, and the submission of current health records. Parents are
contracting for the entire year – if a premature withdrawal occurs, the specific date of the withdrawal
determines whether any of the year’s tuition can be refunded.

 

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.