St. James Academy

623 S Nardo Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075-0920
Tel: (858)755-1777
Grades: NS-8 | 233 students
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For the past 60 years, St James Academy has exemplified the blending of outstanding academic education with caring Catholic values.  As the challenges of contemporary life evolve, St James Academy continuously evaluates the best processes to enable our students to meet the current and future needs of our community.  The vision for St James Academy is to enable students, educators, and our community to gain both the desire and the opportunity to practice Christ-centered action in everyday life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences

Student Body

Total Students 233 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. James Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Surf TeamTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • The Catholic Faith Community of St. James Academy weaves Christ's message into the fabric of each school day so that the whole child can develop in body, mind and spirit. Working within an educational program that integrates spiritual, moral, academic, social, cultural and physical precepts, the faculty and staff assist parents in the education of each child. In modeling Christ's teaching, we strive to prepare children to live in the world as responsible citizens and as faithful stewards of creation in an ever changing environment. We provide a student-centered, Catholic-based curriculum which values cultural and intellectual diversity in our commitment to excellence.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Fusion Academy and Learning Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fusion Academy and Learning Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Santa Fe Christian Schools (0.5 miles away)
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  • Solana Beach
    Grades: 6-12
    0.3 miles
    512 Via de la Valle, Ste 201
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Solana Beach
     Pacific Academy K-6
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-6 | 16 students
    0.4 miles
    722 Genevieve St Ste C
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Solana Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 999 students
    0.5 miles
    838 Academy Drive
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • San Diego
    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
    0.6 miles
    11555 Clews Ranch Road
    San Diego, CA 92130
  • Solana Beach
    Solana Beach Presbyterian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-K | 220 students
    0.8 miles
    120 Stevens Ave
    Solana Beach, CA 92075

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