Preschool Admission & Important Forms

Join The St. James Academy Preschool Community

We look forward to sharing our commitment to nurturing individual growth and to developing a life-long love for learning with your child and family. St. James Academy Preschool offers competitive tuition rates. Contact us to schedule a tour or discuss any questions at (858) 755-1777. Our Facility License Number is 376700822.

Preschool Application Process

The child must be three years of age by September 1, 2017 to enroll in our preschool.  Children must also be potty trained and a copy of the child's Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate must accompany the original. Preschool Application 2017-2018

Once applications (accompanied by birth certificate or baptismal certificate) are turned in, if there is a spot for that student in the class available, I (Preschool Director Laura Kuhn) will contact that family and request a Registration Fee and completed Preschool Registration, Commitment, Tuition, and Payment Agreement form to hold that student's spot. Students who have siblings in the school and are parishioners will have priority.

After the student's spot is secured, I will get in touch with your family requesting multiple forms to complete their child's file before Orientation (which happens before school year begins at end of summer).  The student must have a complete file before beginning school.  In addition to the forms for their files, (see below) we will need a copy of your child's Immunization Record (yellow card).

Docs/Forms to complete an entire preschool file:


Tuition & Complete Doc/Form List

For information regarding tuition, registration fees or additional preschool forms and docs see below.

  • (8am-2:45pm) Mon through Fri Full Day
  • (8am-12pm) Mon through Fri Mornings
  • (8am-2:45pm) Mon-Wed-Fri Full Day
  • (8am-12pm) Mon-Wed-Fri Mornings
  • $8,400/school year
  • $6,300/school year
  • $5,460/school year
  • $3,990/school year
  • 10 monthly payments of $840.00  
  • 10 monthly payments of $630.00  
  • 10 monthly payments of $546.00  
  • 10 monthly payments of $399.00  
  • (8am-2:45pm) Tues-Thurs Full Day
  • (8am-12pm) Tues-Thurs Half Day
  • $3,990/school year
  • $2,625/school year
  • 10 monthly payments of $399.00
  • 10 monthly payments of $262.50


Important Documents & Forms

Consent Forms:

Volunteer Requirements:




Payments & Daycare Information

Monthly payments are handled through an automatic payment system. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pena at 858-755-1777 ext. 12.

There is no morning daycare available for preschool students.

If you would like your child to partake in the academy's after school program starting at 3pm, please add your child's teacher to your LIC 700 form so that they may escort them to after school daycare.

Important Dates

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!