Welcome To St. James Academy

Guiding Better Paths for Tomorrow

At St. James Academy, we are committed to inspiring students to fulfill their academic potential while instilling moral values, social consciousness, and Christ’s message into the fabric of each school day.

We understand the difficulty and importance of finding the right school for your children to flourish. We realize that growing up isn’t easy and children need structure and spiritual guidance to make wise choices for themselves. Therefore it is our mission to teach, care and nurture your children as if they were our own because at St. James Academy we are not just educators that love what we do - we are a family.

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We Give Children More Reasons To Love School

That’s Why Parents Love Us

We provide high academic standards, challenging our students to intellectual excellence. Our campus is filled with the sounds of joyful passionate learning led by a talented and dedicated faculty. All of our students benefit from our enriched curriculum that includes Music, Spanish, PE, Technology, Library and Science Lab classes. We are proud of our teachers.

Saint James Academy has a 16:1 faculty-student ratio that includes 11 full-time fully credentialed faculty, eight of them with Master's degrees, 7 part-time faculty, 1 resource teacher, and teacher aides. Located in Solana Beach, North County San Diego.

We Are As Committed As You Are

We Are Family

St James Academy is the place for your family to grow both academically and spiritually as you share in the life of this faith community. We work with parents to develop learners of faith and action, inspiring them to become leaders who model Christian values and are respectful of self and others. With parents as partners, we nurture and guide students to strength of mind, body and spirit.

We are proud that our small school size facilitates close relationships and personal connections between staff, students and families. Many parents enjoy staying involved in their child's school lives longer and are creating family relationships that last a lifetime.

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Unprecedented!
Five Saint James Academy Eighth Grade students scored in the Top 20 of several hundreds taking the entrance exam at Cathedral High School! Each have been awarded a merit scholarship.

Kind Words About Us...

"One of the greatest benefits of a St. James Academy education is the commitment of faculty to continued personal growth."

"St. James Academy promotes a spirit of enthusiasm that fosters a sense of community thereby maintaining a strong Catholic mission."

"St. James Academy did an excellent job at incorporating a variety of supplemental texts, materials and methods to meet the needs of the students and their various learning styles!"

"They integrate Christian values into the curriculum, with an emphasis on spiritual development, positive approach to discipline and community building activities."


St. James Academy is a private Catholic school in North County, San Diego. If you are searching for the premier preschool, elementary school or junior high school in proximity to Encinitas, Del Mar, and Solana Beach, contact us today!