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
8%
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

Sports

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

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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Solana Beach
    Grades: 6-12
    0.3 miles
    512 Via de la Valle, Ste 201
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858)792-2300
    0.36-12
    n/a
  • 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
    (858)847-3366
    0.4K-6
    16
  • Solana Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 999 students
    0.5 miles
    838 Academy Drive
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858)755-8900
    0.5PK-12
    999
  • San Diego
    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
    0.6 miles
    11555 Clews Ranch Road
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858)481-0882
    0.66-12
    55
  • Solana Beach
    Solana Beach Presbyterian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-K | 220 students
    0.8 miles
    120 Stevens Ave
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858)755-4133
    0.8PK-K
    220

School Reviews

After an exhaustive search of the North County parochial schools we choose SJA for our son. We have been with the school for three years. SJA is a great fit for us. Our son had 4 years of Montessori education before starting 1st grade at SJA. We found the methods used here align well with the solid academic foundation he had developed. When touring the school we noticed the central location of the music/choir room. I think this program is what fosters the community spirit at SJA. All children participate and the singing creates a positive buzz around campus. Being a costal family, we support and love the surf team program. Friday afternoons kids from all grades gather at San Elijo state beach for surf practice. Those kids that are to young (<6th grade) just enjoy time hanging out in the water. We love SJA and recommend it for any family that wants a school with solid academics, Christian community spirit in an intimate setting and the ability to make life nurturing friendships
- Posted by Parent, 01/19/16

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