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.

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Join us for our Open House event on Sunday, January 27th from 8:30-11:30 am. Tour our school, meet our teachers and learn more about all that St. James has to offer. RSVP here: www.saintjamesacademy.com/open-house ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for our Open House event on Sunday, January 27th from 8:30-11:30 am.  Tour our school, meet our teachers and learn more about all that St. James has to offer. RSVP here: https://www.saintjamesacademy.com/open-house

 

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Susan White thank you!!!

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Best faculty ever!!

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It feels like hibernation season...but while we rest and regroup, great things are happening.

Our 2nd Inclusive Catholic High School Conference is happening on Feb 7th-8th, 2019 in San Diego.

The goal for the conference is to share evidence-based best practices for inclusion and to share what is working at these schools.

We will be spending February 7th visiting two schools with amazing ground-breaking Peer Mentor programs: St. James Academy in Solana Beach - the only K-8 that has a peer mentor program in the nation - and Cathedral Catholic High School.

Feb 8th we will have university professors sharing about UDL and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support...as well as an afternoon of collaboration and networking for the schools.

If your high school is interested, you can sign up for the conference using this Google Form:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezNcOBhAehTXd0Ibki_57s4cgyCbFxPxBTKVnQO918MpH7HQ/viewform?usp=s...

Accommodations are available at the Marriott in Del Mar:
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sandm-san-diego-marriott-del-mar/

We work to keep the cost free so that the only expense for the schools is travel. We are grateful to our benefactors who understand the vision of inclusion in Catholic schools and supporting schools any way possible.

It is going to be a wonderful event!
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A special congrats to these 7th grade students on Honorable Mention Awards for their Hero Essay!! ... See MoreSee Less

A special congrats to these 7th grade students on Honorable Mention Awards for their Hero Essay!!

 

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The best of the best!!! Congrats

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The Best Day... When your Principal joins your team and plays soccer with you during recess!! Mrs. Lang making these students' day, being such a great role model and influence to ALL of us!! ... See MoreSee Less

The Best Day... When your Principal joins your team and plays soccer with you during recess!!  Mrs. Lang making these students day, being such a great role model and influence to ALL of us!!

 

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Awsome !!!!✨

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Awesome!!

4 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas... Wishing you a truly blessed time with loved ones, hearts full of gratitude for all of the gifts we have been graciously given by God, including our incredible SJA Family!! But most of all, we celebrate the reason for this season, the great Love God showed in having Jesus come to earth, Emmanuel - God with us!! ... See MoreSee Less

Merry Christmas... Wishing you a truly blessed time with loved ones, hearts full of gratitude for all of the gifts we have been graciously given by God, including our incredible SJA Family!!  But most of all, we celebrate the reason for this season, the great Love God showed in having Jesus come to earth, Emmanuel - God with us!!

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These kids are amazing. Last night, watching them perform in their last Christmas show together I cried. When we moved down here in 2014, I never thought we would find the kind of school we had before but SJA has been a wonderful place for our family. My son has made so many great friends here and this class is such a warm, friendly bunch. We could not have asked for more. I feel truly blessed that he has such a kind, supportive group of friends. This class is special. Their love for each other radiates throughout the entire campus and continues to remind me of the many blessings we have been given.

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Annual 4th & 2nd grade Polar Express Party is in full swing today!! ... See MoreSee Less

Annual 4th & 2nd grade Polar Express Party is in full swing today!!
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