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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8 hours ago

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Our Spelling Bee Champion representing St. James at the San Diego County Spelling Bee!! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Spelling Bee Champion representing St. James at the San Diego County Spelling Bee!!

 

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Congratulations Niko!

2 days ago

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A small and mighty representation at our annual track meet as nearly every SJA athlete earned a ribbon, displaying great heart, teamwork and athleticism!! Go Knights! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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for more pics of the action go to saintjamesathletics.shutterfly.com

3 days ago

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Our 8th grade boys basketball team & their amazing support squad of fellow 8th grade students and families are continuing their run in the Saints tournament today 12pm! Go Knights!! ... See MoreSee Less

Our 8th grade boys basketball team & their amazing support squad of fellow 8th grade students and families are continuing their run in the Saints tournament today 12pm! Go Knights!!

 

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Go Knights!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘

Go Knights! Miss you all!

5 days ago

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School Family activity... getting ready for St. Patrick's Day by writing their wishes! ... See MoreSee Less

School Family activity... getting ready for St. Patricks Day by writing their wishes!

 

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6 days ago

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A very special time together growing in relationships with one another and God, learning to live Fearless, while playing games, art, worship, purposeful conversations, and adding drops of affirmation into each other's buckets!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈπŸ™ retreat is the best!

Absolutely incredible experience!!

Just one of the many wonderful SJA traditions!❀

1 week ago

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Thank you to everyone for coming out and making the 2019 "Around the World" Gala a huge success! Our SJA community is the best, and we were so thrilled to have the opportunity to put this event together for you. To wrap up the party, we are excited to announce the winners of the Gala's 3 mystery bags:

Bar #1: Jeff and Lisa Black
Bar #2: Tom and Tina Gilmore
VIP Bar: Charlie and Linda Haley

Congratulations to our winners. Thank you for your support. CHEERS!
Susan Hanna and Sherri Daquipa
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Thank you to everyone for coming out and making the 2019 Around the World Gala a huge success!  Our SJA community is the best, and we were so thrilled to have the opportunity to put this event together for you.  To wrap up the party, we are excited to announce the winners of the Galas 3 mystery bags:

Bar #1:  Jeff and Lisa Black
Bar #2:  Tom and Tina Gilmore
VIP Bar: Charlie and Linda Haley

Congratulations to our winners.  Thank you for your support.  CHEERS!
Susan Hanna and Sherri Daquipa

2 weeks ago

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SJA Artwork is Truly Amazing... Our students' artwork is on display at the Diocese, and you will have an incredible opportunity to purchase beautiful pieces at our gala on Saturday!! ... See MoreSee Less

SJA Artwork is Truly Amazing... Our students artwork is on display at the Diocese, and you will have an incredible opportunity to purchase beautiful pieces at our gala on Saturday!!

2 weeks ago

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Our JV & Varsity winter sports teams finish off their final week of league play this week! Go Knights!! We are so proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less

Our JV & Varsity winter sports teams finish off their final week of league play this week!  Go Knights!!  We are so proud of you!

2 weeks ago

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1st-4th grade Family Soccer Game in the Rain & Under the Rainbow... When the final pee wee soccer games of the season were canceled, we made the most of it by gathering to play our own games in the rain!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Awesome group! Special thanks to Mark Daquipa for sharing his time and patience- such a fun season❀️⚽️

2 weeks ago

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1st-4th grade Family Soccer Game in the Rain & Under the Rainbow... This pee wee soccer season the rain has had the most wins. But when the final games of the season were canceled, our 1st/2nd & both 3rd/4th grade soccer teams and their families gathered together at SJA to play in the rain!! They enjoyed hot coco, snacks, and celebrated the season! The best memories come from making the most of every situation ;) A lifelong skill our students are learning at a very young age! ... See MoreSee Less

1st-4th grade Family Soccer Game in the Rain & Under the Rainbow... This pee wee soccer season the rain has had the most wins. But when the final games of the season were canceled, our 1st/2nd & both 3rd/4th grade soccer teams and their families gathered together at SJA to play in the rain!! They enjoyed hot coco, snacks, and celebrated the season! The best memories come from making the most of every situation ;) A lifelong skill our students are learning at a very young age!
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