St. James School open enrollment for admission begins January, 11 for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows with early consideration granted to applications turned in by March 1, 2021. 

Admission decisions are based on factors such as space available, report cards, testing scores, teacher recommendations, student and/or parent interviews, and participation in parish life. 

New Student Application Timeline:

January 11: New student application forms available online
Please submit one application form per student
2021-22 Enrollment Forms
January 28: Virtual Open House 9am/6pm
February 16: Virtual Open House 6pm
Families can learn about St. James School during one of our Virtual Open House and live Q&A sessions. 
Sign Up For Virtual Open House
February 1st: Campus is open for private school tours 
Starting in February, call our school office (310) 371-0416 or our request form below to schedule an on-campus tour of classrooms and facilities. Sign Up For Private School Tour
February 19: Early Bird TK/K applications are due
March 1: Applications due for all grades
March 3/4: Assessment testing
March 8: Acceptance letters mailed out  

All applications must be submitted with the following to be considered complete:

  • $50 application fee: Use PayPal
  • Birth certificate
  • Baptism/First Communion certificate if applicable
  • Current immunization record
  • Copy most recent report card (if applicable)
  • Copy of standardized test scores/evaluations (Grades 2-8)

Submit application and required documents via email:
Please include your student's name in the subject line if sending multiple emails
Completed applications, required documents and application fee can also be handed into the school office during regular office hours 8am-3pm: 4625 Garnet Street Torrance 90501

Age Guidelines:  
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Admission: TK is a program designed to meet the needs of students who are turning five years old after the September 1st deadline for Kindergarten. It serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for children with fall/late summer birthdays.
indergarten Admission: Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age before September 1st of the academic year for which they are applying.
First Grade Admission: First grade applicants must be six years of age on or before September 1st of the academic year for which they are applying. 


The school, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, medical condition, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and some archdiocesan schools operate as single-sex schools.

While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student's emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student's needs.