St. James School holds the distinction of having the "oldest building in the State of Texas continuously operated as a school." Continuing to build on this proud tradition, St.
James School was recognized as an "exemplary" campus in our last accreditation visit in February, 2005. Our mission is: "Keeping God In Everything We Do.".

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,100
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

St. James Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1872

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
St. James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
1 course

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Chana Finch

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
National Jr. Honor Society, One-Act Play, Private Schools Interscholastic Association Competition, Student Council

School Notes

  • Algebra I credit offered to qualifying 8th graders
  • Desktop Publishing credit offered to all 8th graders
  • Campus fully networked with internet and Accelerated Reader available in every classroom and library
  • Before and after school care available
  • Students consistently score above average on the Stanford Achievement Test
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,100
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Texas is $10,035 for elementary schools and $11,521 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Texas is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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