St. James Episcopal School is a faith based PK3-5th grade school that enjoys a excellent reputation throughout the community in academics, service, and extracurricular activities. St. James Episcopal School was founded in the fall of 1955 by a group of church women led by Bette Foster and Joanne Crosby, who felt there should be a Christian school available in the community. The school became an outreach program of St. James Episcopal Church.
St. James was accredited for the first time in 1990 by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), an accrediting agency recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools and in Texas approved by TEPSAC and recognized by the Commissioner of Education. It became the place in Del Rio where students are enlightened through chapel services and where students are challenged academically.
Retired General Gerald Prather, a former school board member, said it best when he said, "Educating children in a Christian environment is an important way to serve God and our Nation." St. James prides itself on our academic excellence and reflects the values of a committed and caring community. This is truly a place where students learn to love and love to learn.
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ALL FAITHS ARE
At St. James Episcopal School, while all faiths are welcome, all students are required to attend Chapel four times a week, participate in the schools' community service program, and learn memory verses.
Our main focus is on practicint Christian values and nurturing a love of learing while creating leaders both academically and spiritually to serve God and the community.
Students at St. James Episcopal School develop high academic skills in a safe, nurturing, Christian environment.
St. James Episcopal School is now accepting application for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have a student or students you would like to enroll in our program, apply today to begin the online application process. Potential students must participate in a classroom visit, tour, observation and assessment (if applicable) prior to acceptance into our program. If you are new to the area and would like to tour our campus, call us to schedule an appointment today.
Dear St. James Staff and Parents,
The San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District Board along with the Administration met and voted to suspend classes for two weeks due the current situation with COVID-19. Our board of trustees at St. James has voted and we have made the decision to follow the same protocol as our public school system. These preventative measures will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020. I will be meeting with our staff to discuss how we can offer distance learning to our students in order to maintain our curricular achievement. Our staff will continue to be committed to students during this challenging time.
I have been in contact with SAES (Southwestern Accreditation of Episcopal Schools) and they have assured me that these days will not count against our calendar. We will need to postpone St. James Sunday since it falls during this two week period of time. As the situation progresses we will look at the possibility of scheduling this event at a later date.
On behalf of our entire staff I would like to thank our families for their continued support of our school. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Grace and Peace to you,
Mrs. de los Santos