St. James School open enrollment for admission begins December, 6 for the 2022-2023 school year. Enrollment applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows with early consideration granted to applications turned in on or before March 1, 2022. 

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:

December 6: New student application forms available online, school office, pre-school office and church.

2022-23 Enrollment Forms

January 21 and 24: Kindergarten 'Round Up'
This is a mini Open House just for our Kinder candidates. Kindergarten candidates come to class for a fun hands on experience while you learn all about our school. Call school office to RSVP: 310/371-0416
February 1: Open House 5:30-7:00p
No reservation needed. Come visit our campus, see the classrooms and meet the teachers.
February 11: Early Bird TK/K applications are due
February 15 & 17: TK and Kindergarten assessment testing

February 24: Acceptance letters mailed out
March 1: Applications due for all grades

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)
  • One application form per student

Submit application and required documents via email:
[email protected]
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.