Grade Tuition

Pre-Primary (8 a.m. – Noon*, 2 PM) $7,860
Primary (8 a.m. – Noon*, 2 PM) $7,860
Pre-Kindergarten (8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) $7,860
Junior-Kindergarten (8 a.m. – 3:30) $7,860
Kindergarten (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $8,110
Grades 1-2 (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $9,750
Grade 3 (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $10,400
Grades 4 (8a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $10,765
Grades 5-8 (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) $10,990

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


Tuition reduction of 5% is offered for each additional sibling enrolled.
Financial aid info. available at

The annual tuition includes materials, most school supplies, and also includes:
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:
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.
The cost of the trip is affected by the number of scholars in the grade due to travel costs.

Approximate costs for the Outdoor Education trips are listed below:
4th Grade $150 (Camp Capers)
5th Grade $550 (Mo Ranch)
6th Grade $700 (Camp Capers, Canyon of the Eagles)
7th Grade $600 (Camp Eagle)
7th/8th Grade S.T.E.M. Trip $120
8th Grade $550 (Mo Ranch)
8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. $4,200

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, non-refundable $50.00 Application Fee for each new scholar.
 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. Melissa Bliss, Director of Finance –
Mrs. Neomi Ramirez, Associate Director of Finance –
Mrs. Cari Morgan, Director of Admissions and Student Services –