St. James' Episcopal School

625 S. St. Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90005-0900
Tel: (213)382-2315
Grades: NS-6 | 368 students
St. James’ Episcopal School is an Episcopal day school in the heart of Los Angeles, serving children in preschool through grade six.
We believe that a balanced program focusing on essential skills and spiritual development will help our students develop into global citizens and leaders.
We are proud of our strong tradition of high standards and academic excellence.
Our program challenges students to become independent, resourceful learners and encourages them to discover new ideas, talents and interests.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 368 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,760
Tuition Notes Tuition includes all supplies, field trips, and before and after-school care until 6:00 p.m.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Joan Hester
Admissions Associate Kimberly James


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Athletics, Band, Choir, Community Service / Service Learning, Dance, Languages, Robotics, School Musical and School Play, Student Leadership Athletics, Band, Choir, Dance, Languages, Robotics, Community Service / Service Learning,
School Musical and School Play,
Student Leadership,

School Notes:

  • At St. James' Episcopal School we aim for students to:
  • Enjoy school and all it has to offer
  • Develop a love of learning
  • Develop a strong academic foundation
  • Learn that they are responsible for their actions
  • Learn to interact well with others

Profile last updated: 10/15/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Green Pastures Cultivation Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Andrews Preschool & Kindergarten (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Enopi Academy (0.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: K-1 | 54 students
    0.4 miles
    845 S St Andrews Pl
    Los Angeles, CA 90005
  • Los Angeles
    Lily Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K | 40 students
    0.5 miles
    610 S Kingsley Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90005
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: K-8 | 311 students
    0.5 miles
    238 S Manhattan Pl
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 8-12 | 10 students
    0.6 miles
    Po Box 741399
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: PK-6 | 87 students
    0.7 miles
    158 S Oxford Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90004

School Reviews

Strong, traditional, academic orientation, updated for today''s modern world. My son is in second grade and he is happy and challenged.
- Posted by Parent, 07/16/14
Our Sixth grader graduated from St James last year after going all the way through from kindergarten. He was so well served by this school, that we cannot express enough gratitude and love to the faculty who nurtured him. There is a wonderful warm atmosphere from the minute you walk through the doors, and the teaching staff feel like friends. It is an episcopalian school, but opens its doors to all religions and creeds. That makes it quite a special place. I have had friends with children at other private schools express their envy to me at the racial and socio-economic diversity of the school. And it really is something to be envied. I would recommend this school whole heartedly to anyone.
- Posted by Parent, 01/28/12
My 2 children go to this school. They love this school and so do we. When you walk around the school, you see teachers who love their work and the children they teach, administration who care about the children and parents who are down to earth and are a wonderful part of this culturally diverse community. When we drop off our children, we know that they are in a loving and safe place where they are able to play and learn. On top of that, they learn "how to" learn, not just how to memorize facts. The children are curious, respectful and caring. For working parents, the school offers child care before school starts and after school ends as part of their tuition!!
- Posted by Parent, 01/05/12
Saint James is a fantastic elementary school. Our daughter loves learning and St. James caters to the student as an individual while maintaining it's high academic rep. The parent community is warm and inviting and can do! We love the faculty and staff. The new head of school is a leader in education who is a joy to know.
- Posted by Parent, 01/05/12
This school is a gem. It's a competitive school with heart, soul and strong academics. We are very very happy.
- Posted by Parent, 01/05/12

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