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May 17, 2017

"We will find peace, we will be builders of peace and will spread peace around us." Pope Francis


Tuition Commitment and Payment Agreements PAST Due!

Thursday, May 18th

  • Teacher/Principal/Office Manager for the Day
  • 5:30 p.m. Preschool Family Night

Friday, May 18th

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass led by 3rd Grade

Saturday/Sunday, May 20 and 21 Fiesta del Sol

Friday, May 26th

  • 10:00 a.m. Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
  • 1:00 p.m. Variety Show Performance

Monday, May 29th

  • School Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

May Virtue: Humility (letter)

May Saint: Mary

End of the Year Survey

In an effort to continually improve SJA, please fill out this short End of the School Year Parent Survey. Your feedback is important and valuable! Thanks!

Congratulations to the 8th Graders Simeon Dong, Jo Ong and Holly Renshaw, who received Honors at Entrance to CCHS (and thanks to our wonderful faculty and staff who prepared them)!

Fiesta del Sol- We are excited to again participate in Solana Beach’s Fiesta del Sol. Our students will be performing on stage Saturday, May 20th. Performers arrive at 9am, audience at 9:15am. We will also join the parish in sponsoring a booth. Sign-up here for the SJA Fiesta Del Sol Booth. We would love to have you take a shift to spread the good news of our community!

Variety Show is Almost Here!

Our annual Saint James Academy Variety Show inspired by "The Lorax" and celebrating our California Green Ribbon School Award will be performed by students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade on Friday, May 26th in the Parish Hall at 1:00 pm. Families may also attend the open dress rehearsal at 10:00 am. This annual production is a unique part of our curriculum and one of the highlights of the year for our students and community. Costume guidelines and expectations are being communicated by our classroom teachers.

Be a Buddy Family

Please take a moment to review the Buddy Family letter link and give this some consideration. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome a new family to St. James and share our wonderful community with them. Please turn your form into the office by May 26th.Thank you.

SAVE THE DATES FOR JO JO’s CREAMERY! Get your ice cream and cookie fix the week of June 6-11th! They are partnering with the VanGilder family to help us raise funds to complete our outdoor garden. G3 will match every dollar spent at Jojo’s. For more information see flyer.

Immunizations - Current 6th Grade Students

Current sixth grade students need to have their dTap booster up-to-date for 7th grade. Please click here for more information.

Diocesan Student Fee

In an effort to improve marketing, enrollment management, school development, data collection and assistance to Diocesan schools and recommended by Bishop McElroy’s commissioned Task Force for Schools, a $25 per-student fee will be collected in addition to regular tuition for the 2017-2018 school year. This fee will be reflected in your September 2017 invoice. Please read this letter, from John Galvin, Director, Office of Schools for more information.

Final Scrip Order Date: June 5th

Scrip orders for the remainder of the school year are due the 1st Monday of each month (place your order prior to midnight on the first Monday of each month) and receive your cards within 10 days. A percentage of each purchase goes back to SJA. This portion goes toward your participation in the SCRIP program.


Come join us & INVITE YOUR FRIENDS for camp right here at St James this summer with our fabulous teachers!!

2-Day SLAM (Sports, Learning, A Lot of Fun, Mission Outreach) Camp June 15-16 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $110

SLAM Camp June 19-23 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Led by Coach Bohman ~ Cost $160

STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) June 19-22 (session 1) & June 26-29 (session 2) 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Led by Ms. Williams & Mrs. Clemens ~ Cost $225

Sports Camp June 26-30 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Led by Kelly Ramsay ~ Cost $195

ACE Camp (Academic Fun Camp) July 10-13 (session 1), July 17-20 (session 2), July 24-27 (session 3) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Led by Ms. Mottles, Mr. Waldman & Mrs. Tavassoli ~ Cost $225


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Kathy Dunn & Christine Lang
Principals, St. James Academy

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."

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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!