Tuition and Fees

Educational Cost Per Child
St. James School offers general tuition rates, registered St. James Church parishioner rate, and multi-student discount for siblings. Tuition is billed 10 months annually during the school year from August to May. St. James School uses FACTS for online tuition and school payment management. 
 
General Tuition Rate (2019-2020 school year)
  Annual 3 Payments 10 Payments
1 student $5,250 $1,750 $525
2 students $10,050 $3,350 $1,050
3 students $15,750 $5,250 $1,575
 
Discounted Parishioner Tuition Rates (2019-2020 school year)
  Annual 3 Payments 10 Payments
1 student $4,400 $1,467 $440
2 students $7,580 $2,527 $758
3 students $10,760 $3,588 $1,076
 
Annual General Fees / Fundraising Obligations
In addition to tuition, there are additional fees and mandatory fundraising activities that families are asked to contribute towards the annual education of their students. 
 
Additional Fees (2019-2020 school year)
  Grades TK-K Grades 1-8
General Fee $375 $350 (non-refundable)
Capital Improvement Fee $500 $500 (new families only)
SJSEF $500 $500 (donation per family)
Chromebook Fee   $280 (grades 6-8)
Graduation Fee   $150 (grade 8 only)
 
  • General fee helps defray cost of books, classroom supplies, STAR testing, health services, general class art supplies, student insurances, computer supplies and one yearbook per student. 
  • Chromebook Fee is for the purchase towards a school Chromebook. All Junior High students are required to purchase a Chromebook through the school for Google classroom access.  
  • Capital Improvement fee is required for all new and transferring students. One-time fee is assessed to all new families so that the may contribute to ongoing school building projects and maintenance. This may be paid monthly or quarterly installments. 
  • St. James School Education Foundation (SJSEF) annual donations per family, fund all enrichment programs for SJS students without having to create separate fees or funding for each program. Annual donation supports Art, PE, Spanish, music, STEM and technology access for all students grades TK-8.
  • Chromebook fee is for the purchase of a new Chromebook for all entering Junior High (grades 6-8) students. All students in Junior High are required to purchase a Chromebook for classroom work. 
  • Graduation fee is for all current and incoming 8th grade students to participate in graduation from Junior High. This helps cover cost of graduation activities including retreat, cap and gown, diploma and awards.
 
Fundraising Obligations (2019-2020 school year)
  All Grades
Big Red Opportunity Drawing $100
Spring Opportunity Drawing $100
Jog a Thon $60/student
SCRIP Profit $250
 
Volunteer Service Hours
All school families are asked to support the school with a minimum of 30 volunteer hours or donation. 
 
Annual Parent Service (2019-2020 school year)
  All Grades
Yard Duty 4 hours or $50
School Service Hours 20 hours or $360
Harvest Festival 6 hours 
Total $30 hours or $410
 
School Uniforms
All students are required to wear the St. James School uniform. Uniform includes both daily uniform for boys and girls in addition to required PE uniform. All uniform clothing for students must be purchased from Norman's Uniforms.