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.
In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance and shall not recommence for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. To view the entire Executive Order, click HERE.
All of us at St. James Episcopal School appreciate the support of all of our families during this trying time. Our staff is staying safe by working from home, but we all remain available to assist with any issues or questions that may arise. We all eagerly await the day we get to see everyone again face to face and hear our halls filled with the laughter of all our students. They are greatly missed.
SJES Administrative Staff