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Maintaining a high standard of excellence is a top priority for Saint James Academy. The cost of challenging each student to reach for academic excellence, in an environment based on the Catholic values that inspire leadership in faith and action, exceeds tuition every year.

The administration, along with the Advisory Board, is making the commitment to reduce our dependence on fundraising to fill this gap in the general budget. At the same time, fundraising remains a priority at Saint James Academy. The goal is to have the main focus of donations on promoting the highest quality educational experience by providing program enrichment, special projects, and facility improvement.

Annual fundraising benefits every single child at Saint James Academy. Each year we strive to achieve 100% parent participation and each year community generosity helps ensure the strength of the learning environment and helps us retain superior faculty. Fundraising gifts small and large have an immediate impact on keeping Saint James Academy the outstanding school that it is.

We are grateful for all of the wonderful ways our school and parish community are supported. We enjoy our partnership with the community as we work to grow both academically and spiritually.

Something For Everyone

Many opportunities are available to support SJA every day in our commitment to excellence!


Annual Auction Event

Around the World Gala
Our primary fundraiser, there are many ways to support the Annual Gala. Donate an Item or service, volunteer time working on the event, attend and experience fabulous auction opportunities and one-of-a-kind children's art masterpieces. We need 100% participation to make our Gala a success! Check the Gala Website for registration and more.


Bocce Tournament

Our only fall fundraiser to raise money and build SJA community spirit.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund campaign is vital in ensuring that SJA continues to set the standard in Catholic school education and provides you the opportunity to help us bridge the cost of tuition and the actual cost of education while receiving a tax deduction! Be an Angel and Donate online

Box Tops for Education

Clip those little Box Tops for Education off of many of your favorite brands. Turn them into the front office. We receive 10 cents per box top. Turn them in often!

Halloween Carnival

An annual event sponsored by our Student Council. Proceeds donated to various charities including the School of One Heart in Vietnam.

Scholastic Book Orders & Book Fairs

Support your child's reading efforts while building better home, classroom, and school libraries through books purchased at our school book fairs.

Pizza Fridays

A hot lunch option benefiting the Jr. High Retreat.


Held in the winter, each student has a spelling list to master. They collect pledges for each word they spell correctly. This program is a great way to involve friends and grandparents in helping support SJA!

Teachers' Wish List

Make a teacher's wish come true by purchasing an item off the teacher's or Principal's wish list. A great way to choose a specific gift to give and have an immediate impact on the classroom or school.

Used Uniforms

Turn in gently used uniforms so we can offer them at our spring and fall sales. Suggested donation of $5 each so your donations add up.

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!