St. James Day School

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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1948
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesWeekly Fees
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students133 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. James Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,600
Tuition Notes$6600.00 for grades K-8 PreSchool starts at $4,860.00 Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Admissions DirectorLindsey Looney
Admissions AssociateCheryl Brown


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsMartial Arts, TennisMartial ArtsTennis,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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."

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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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