St. James School Open House
January 31, 2023

St. James School open enrollment for admission begins December, 13 for the 2023-2024 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, 2023. 

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 13: New student application forms available online, school office, preschool office and St. James Church office. 

2023-24 Enrollment Forms
January 20 and 23: Kindergarten 'Round Up'
Kindergarten candidates come for a 'shadow day' inside our Kindergarten class and attend for an hour with current students. 'Round Up' students participate in fun activities in class while parents/guardians learn all about our school.
RSVP required for Kindergarten Round Up.
Please use RSVP sign up form or call school office to save your spot: 310/371-0416
January 31: Open House 5:30-7:00p
No reservation needed. Come visit our campus, see the classrooms and meet our amazing teachers!
February 10: Early Bird TK/K applications are due
February 23 & 21: TK and Kindergarten assessment testing

February 28: TK/K Acceptance notification emails
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 2nd 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 2nd 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 2nd 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.