St. James Catholic School

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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 163 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1872
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
163 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
1 course
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Khaki bottoms and navy polo with school logo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
5,000 K-8 6,000 Pk 3 and Pk 4
Summer Program Cost Notes
TBD
Admissions Director
Jennifer Velez
Admissions Associate
Charlotte Higley

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Private Schools Interscholastic Association Competition, Student Council

Club or Organization:
EJHS, Gameboard Club, Garden Club, NJHS

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: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. James Catholic School cost?
St. James Catholic School's tuition is approximately $5,000 for private students.
What schools are St. James Catholic School often compared to?
St. James Catholic Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lifegate Christian School by visitors of our site.
Does St. James Catholic School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. James Catholic School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does St. James Catholic School offer?
St. James Catholic School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is St. James Catholic School's ranking?
St. James Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Least expensive tuition and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. James Catholic School?
The application deadline for St. James Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 163 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,000
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Texas is $10,709 for elementary schools and $12,123 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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