St. James Academy

North County's Premier Catholic School
623 S. Nardo, Solana Beach, CA 92075
North County Coastal

Your children can excel at St. James Academy

623 S. Nardo
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Phone: (858)755-1777

At St. James Academy we work hard together to provide an excellent academic program in a faith filled environment. St James Academy is the place where families grow both academically and spiritually as they share in the life of this faith community. With parents as partners, we nurture and guide students to strength of mind, body and spirit. 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 and staff. Recently, we have been nationally recognized for our programs in sports, arts, music, inclusion and eco-awareness. Our students excel at the next levels: 100% acceptance to the Catholic high schools of choice, extraordinary success at the high-school level and acceptance at top colleges and universities. Together we will do great things for the future leaders of our community.

Mrs. Kathy Dunn and Mrs. Christine Lang, Principal

Fr. Gerard Lecomte CJM, Pastor
St. James & St. Leo Parish

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Outside the Classroom

We offer clubs and activities including: Chess, Arts and Crafts, Theater, Choir, Handbells, Journalism, Music, Technology, Robotics

Our Competitive Spirit

We offer athletics including: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Surfing, After-school Golf, Ultimate Fitness, Taekwondo

The World Around Us

Students at St. James Academy have the opportunity to learn additional languages including: English, Spanish

Our Learning Environment

Our learning environment features: Library, Computer Lab, Science Lab, Music Room, Sports Field, Playground, Blacktop Activity Area, 1:1 iPad Program

We are all created equal.

We have served students gifted with: English as a Second Language, IEP, Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language, Autism

Let's make it work.

Financial aid is available. A priority of St. James Academy is to provide a Catholic education to those who desire it.

Latest News

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It's not too late - Enrollment now open! Preschool - 8th Grade. Call today (858) 755-1777 ... See MoreSee Less

Its not too late - Enrollment now open! Preschool - 8th Grade. Call today (858) 755-1777

2 days ago

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The ocean is full of fascinating knowledge and information. Here is a mural our very own #CaGreenRibbon School and #EdGreenRibbon School awardee, St. James Academy, painted in one of their classrooms. A wonderful combination of #Art, #Science, and #EnvironmentalEducation. #SharkWeek. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great art work with true meaning

2 days ago

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Please Join Us! No need to RSVP. ... See MoreSee Less

Please Join Us! No need to RSVP.

3 days ago

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Final Summer Art Intensive with Mr. Stiles! Can you believe this SJA talent?
*note: some artists not pictured. art work represented at bottom.
AND...a few alumni returned for Friday afternoon !
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Final Summer Art Intensive with Mr. Stiles! Can you believe this SJA talent?
*note: some artists not pictured. art work represented at bottom.
AND...a few alumni returned for Friday afternoon   !

 

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That was an amazing class and the kids loved it!!! We are so lucky to have Mr. Stiles🎨

Mr. stiles is the best! My daughter loves every second of camp!

4 days ago

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Gala auction item: SURF AND SIP held in July for the bidding families...a great time was had by all! ... See MoreSee Less

Gala auction item: SURF AND SIP held in July for the bidding families...a great time was had by all!

 

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Looks like a blast! Sorry to have missed this one!

5 days ago

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Do you know that St. James Academy offers preschool classes for children aged 3-5?

Please consider taking a tour of our preschool for your child(ren). We offer competitive rates, flexible schedules and a warm, safe environment infused with the Catholic faith, play, exploration and much learning. We would love to share our comprehensive program with you and your child. Please reach out today to visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

#solanabeachpreschool #saintjamesacademy
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Do you know that St. James Academy offers preschool classes for children aged 3-5? 

Please consider taking a tour of our preschool for your child(ren). We offer competitive rates, flexible schedules and a warm, safe environment infused with the Catholic faith, play, exploration and much learning. We would love to share our comprehensive program with you and your child. Please reach out today to visit. We look forward to hearing from you.

#solanabeachpreschool #saintjamesacademy

1 week ago

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Calling all incoming 7th & 8th graders! St. James Youth Group is hosting a Sports Day/Get Together on Wednesday, August 14, 4:00-7:00 pm on the SJA Field. Please consider attending and getting together with all of junior high before the start of school. ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all incoming 7th & 8th graders! St. James Youth Group is hosting a Sports Day/Get Together on Wednesday, August 14, 4:00-7:00 pm on the SJA Field. Please consider attending and getting together with all of junior high before the start of school.

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4 weeks ago

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St. James alumni return for Mr. Stiles Art Intensive! Developing their own art skills and mentoring youngers = win/win!!! Good luck in high school ya'll. We'll miss you!

Scott Stiles
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St. James alumni return for Mr. Stiles Art Intensive! Developing their own art skills and mentoring youngers = win/win!!! Good luck in high school yall. Well miss you!

 Scott Stiles

 

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Love those kids!!

Thank you Mr. Stiles!! The inspiration you instill and the thought and passion behind each child’s work shined through! This art intensive was a huge hit!!!

Kalia had a wonderful time during the art intensive course. She learned great techniques and produced several beautiful pieces of original art. She said it was "awesome". Thanks Mr. Stiles for the instruction!

Best camp ever!

4 weeks ago

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Mr. Stiles Art Intensive Session 2 in the books! Beautiful work. Creative minds. Incredible instruction. Joy for the Arts at St. James Academy!
Only a few spots remain for Session 3 - August 5th-9th. Contact Mr. Stiles for enrollment: scottlstiles@yahoo.com

#artcamp #stjamesacademy
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Mr. Stiles Art Intensive Session 2 in the books! Beautiful work. Creative minds. Incredible instruction. Joy for the Arts at St. James Academy! 
Only a few spots remain for Session 3 - August 5th-9th. Contact Mr. Stiles for enrollment: scottlstiles@yahoo.com

#artcamp #stjamesacademy

 

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Nonno &Nonni Magnaghi are really impressed with your painting. There is real talent there , Aubree. Outstanding!!!

He is an incredible Art Instructor!👍🏼❤

I'd buy some of those!

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