St. James Episcopal Day School

With strong academic programs, small class sizes, and a warm, nurturing environment, it`s no wonder we have been recognized as a 2009 and 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.
We would love for your child to be a part of our family.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1948
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009, 2015

Student Body

Total Students312 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade St. James Episcopal Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms - Black Watch Plaid)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,155
Tuition NotesPre-K 3 students: $7,210 Pre-K 4 - 5: $9,155
Admissions DirectorLindsey Usrey


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run, Lego League, Robotics, Student Council, Video Game Design

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Art Program, After School Music Program, Drama, Kids' Orchestra, Of Moving Colors Dance Program, Piano

Recreational Athletic Programs:
4th and 5th Grade Volleyball, BreakPoint Tennis, Volleyball

School Notes

  • St. James Episcopal Day School serves grades Pre-K 3 through 5th Grade students in a warm, loving, Christian environment.We focus on the whole child, giving them an exceptional education that blends the best of traditional Christian values with 21st-century technology and methodology. We equip our children for a lifetime of learning through challenging academics and a wide range of experiences to encourage exploration and discovery, instilling in them the skills for healthy and creative living within a community of faith and as a good citizen in society.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (11 reviews)
St. James provides an outstanding environment for our children to learn and thrive. The faculty and staff nourish the whole child both spiritually and academically. Our children are exposed to the highest level of learning through the accelerated curriculum, integrated technology, stem lab, and religion. We credit their happiness and love for school because of the safe, loving and nurturing environment in which they learn and play. Our children come home smiling and full of enthusiasm each day as they share their experiences with us. This is a blessing to witness as parents!
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St. James is a great school. We have been so pleased with our sons growth since pre-k. It is amazing to know he is guided by a kind and loving staff that instills this in the children. The administration has been helpful in every way.
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Can't say enough about the outstanding environment St. James has provided for our children, both academically and spiritually. Everything from the faculty and staff to the technology and curriculum is top notch. They love going to school everyday, and they always come home with a smile on their face. Knowing they are in a safe, nurturing environment, is a great feeling as a parent!
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My oldest child attended St. James from pre-k to fifth grade and I have two children currently enrolled. Based on my experiences and the experiences of my children, I can`t say enough good things about St. James. The faculty and staff are excellent and provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children and set high expectations for both academic achievement and personal conduct. St. James provides the solid foundation the kids need in order to excel academically and socially. My experience is that St. James is an environment of educating and encouraging that ensures each and every student succeeds to their highest potential. A+++
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My children come home from school happy- everyday! They truly love being a part of St. James. I have watched my children mature academically and spiritually through the years. The faculty and staff get to know each child as a whole and work with them to become confident and successful. I see St. James as a gift that I am able to give my children.
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After researching and visiting an extensive list of excellent schools in Baton Rouge we chose St. James Episcopal Day School for our son. It is an amazing school that offers challenging academic programming supported by 21st-century technology and teaching methodology in a faith-based and nurturing environment. We cannot say enough about the outstanding teaching staff and their innovative and best practice approach to ensuring that each student is prepared academically and spiritually for a successful life long journey. This National Blue Ribbon School was the perfect choice for our son.
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When we moved to Baton Rouge from out of state mid-school year, one of our biggest concerns was finding the right school for our children. As soon as we visited St. James, we knew without a doubt that we had found the school for us. St. James is the total package -- strong academic standards, small class sizes, and individualized attention in a loving, nurturing, inclusive environment.
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St. James Episcopal Day School is an incredible institution with a long history of academic excellence and love for the whole child. The teachers and staff as well as fellow parents are kind, respectful and very involved in campus. It is an incredibly nurturing environment! We chose St. James for our three children because of these factors, and we have been incredibly happy there for the last 6 years.
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We have so very pleased with our child's experience here. The teachers provide such a loving and kind learning environment. The small class sizes and progressive academic curriculum has really proven to be beneficial. We could not say enough great things about this school.
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Amazing school! My child is thriving here! The classes are small. The teachers and staff are top-notch! We couldn't be more pleased!
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This school is amazing. They instill faith without forcing it on your child like many private schools in the area do. Science class is Science class and Religion class is Religion class. The teachers and faculty are nurturing and truly care about each of the students.
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