The Venerable Thomas H. Carson, Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, together with a small group of Texarkanians founded St. James Day School in 1948.
At that time, the School offered kindergarten and first grade, and met in the old parish house of St. James Church.
A faculty of four handled all instruction, with an enrollment of 32.
An additional grade was added each year. Sixty-four years later, St. James enjoys an unequaled reputation in the four-states area for excellent academics serving grades Pre-K through Six. We welcome inquires for admissions to St. James, and will be happy to set up a campus tour for you.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 133 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,600
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
Weekly Fees
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
133 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
St. James Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$6600.00 for grades K-8 PreSchool starts at $4,860.00 Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Lindsey Looney
Admissions Associate
Cheryl Brown


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Piano, Spanish/Latin, Technology

Club or Organization:
Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Optional Tennis

School Notes

  • "There is, in any population center, a small minority of parents who recognize that there can be a wide variation in the depth, breadth, richness, and spiritual character of education from one school to another, although the marks and diplomas issued by the schools may appear to be the same. These are the parents who want to offer their children every possible opportunity for developing their minds, their bodies, and their spirits to the fullest potential. These parents are the reason St. James Day School exists."

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I graduated in May,1962> St. James went thru the 9th grade then. On graduation day, J.B. Lawrence told us that,"youwill never forget the benefits of a St. James education." So very true!!! It has followed me all my life!
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I attended St. James in 1949 - 1950 and graduated in 1957. My life was seriously influenced in a positive way by the combination of excellent faculty and the presence of a Christian atmosphere surrounding all that we did there. This school creates great citizens with an extraordinary foundation for advanced education.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 133 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,600
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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