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 practicing Christian values and nurturing a love of learning 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 Statistics
Of St. James students have
gone on to higher education
after High School
Average student to teacher ratio
Of St. James families receive one or more discounts
Of the student population is made up of international students
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.
The second grade boys prepared, packaged and delivered for Meals on Wheels as part of their community service project.
Mrs. Finley's PK 4 students learn what happens when you mix two primary colors together during Science.
Ms. Bennett's 3rd grade class explored the Sonora Cavers on their annual field trip. They learned about calcite crystal formations and were taken on a tour led by the knowledgeable staff there at the caverns.
2019-2020 Track Meet
Hard work and dedication payed off for SJES students who participated in the Elementary Track Meet. Numerous students medaled in races and collectively they brought home another trophy to add to our trophy case!
Learning in 2020
Technology in our classrooms help our students learn in interactive ways. Ms. Bennett's students use smart pens to help with their Language Arts lesson.
Hard at Work
Mrs. Osteen's 1st grade class is working on their first book report of the school year. These three students are working together to fill out their story outlines.
Lending a Helping Hand
Mrs. Keeton's 5th grade class visited the Friends of Hospice Bargain Box to donate a check for a little over $500 as part of their service learning project.
SJES students worked together during the 2019-2020 Robotics Competition and came home with the Judges award! Robotics at St. James teaches our students how to design, build and write code for their robots as well as collaborate as a team to meet a common goal.
Fly me to the moon....
Mrs. Finley's PK 4 class learned about the moon, it's surface, attributes and climate. They explored the moon craters and played in the moon dust.
St. James Episcopal School is now accepting application for the 2022-2023 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.