St. James Episcopal School provides high quality curriculum, experienced and qualified faculty, and a lively learning environment designed for academic excellence. Our goal is to help each child reach his or her potential, while emphasizing learning as a life-long process. In a supportive atmosphere, we provide a traditional education for the whole child, recognizing that each has different God-given gifts, talents, and abilities. Our small class size enlists opportunities for individualized attention. Time-tested phonics and reading programs, advanced mathematics, along with innovative science and project oriented social studies combine to give your child a strong academic foundation and love of learning. Enrichment opportunities provide a broader educational experience in fine arts and physical education. Using a variety of approaches, teachers strive to develop each student’s ability to make decisions and assume responsibility for those decisions. We are confident that our graduates are well equipped to go on to enjoy continued academic success.
WHAT IS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE?
Academic excellence is the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and/or excel in scholastic activities. Academic excellence has been identified with achieving high grades and superior performance.
Students each have a plot in the garden classroom where throughout the year they can observe, measure, hypothesize and gather data on the plants they plant.
Donations for a Greater Good
This group of 5th grade students raised over $500 for the Friends of Hospice Bargain Box. The check was presented to the director of the program by the students and their teacher.
Interactive Book Reports
As part of both the Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum, this group of students read, wrote and dressed the part for their historical book report. Public speaking is taught in our PK program and continues through fifth grade.
Our second grade class learns about serving others by delivering meals with hand made cards to families who are enrolled in the local Meals on Wheels program.
Each classroom transforms into a new country in the Spring. Classes PK3 - 5th grade each have a different country that they study for a month. They are taught about that country, their traditions, currency, language, history and geography. Students then preform for their parents at our annual Cultural Awareness presentation.
HS Graduating Class of 2019
This class of graduating seniors are all headed to college after graduation. Texas A & M, Texas Tech and University of Texas are just a few of the places these students are headed to in the Fall. Scholarships for academic achievements as well as scholarships for their work within the community were received.