St. James School open enrollment for TK-8th grade admission begins in December for the following school year. Enrollment applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the current school year, as space allows with early consideration granted to applications turned in, on or before March 1.
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 Process
2023-24 Enrollment Forms
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:
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
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. (Best placement will be determined with testing)
Kindergarten Admission: Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age before September 2nd of the academic year for which they are applying. (Best placement will be determined with testing)
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.