About This School
In 2010, St James School had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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St James School Reviews
There is a quote somewhere that education is as much about teaching children values and giving them a moral compass as much as an education. St James has been all of that and more. We have had two boys at this school and it has been a very happy, wonderful experience. Our eldest went all the way through from kindergarten to 6th grade. Our youngest is still there. It's a warm, nurturing place, with a fabulous teaching staff who give every child personal attention. There is a great atmosphere when you walk through the door - even as a parent you feel the warmth. And when our sixth grader finally had to move on, he found himself at an academic advantage at every school we looked at. I couldn't recommend the place more highly.
Our school reaches each child and at first instills a love of learning and them proceeds to deliver a great education. Our students are interested and interesting, kind, enthusiatic, friendly, and moral. STLA strikes the perfect balance between educating in the traditional sense while maintaining a progressive and contemporary attitude. Our school prepares our children for middle school (and beyond) while enjoying the moments in each day. We have art, science, technology, music, flexable aftercare, diversity, PE, health, religion, a second language, after school enrichment, ETC.
We have two kids at the school - a 5th grader and a Kindergartener. We love the school because it is preschool through 6th grade. It is small, intimate and very personal - like a small town, but in a big urban environment. All students receive an enormous amount of personal attention and the faculty is excellent. The diversity of the student body and their families is really breathtaking. I know we are the envy of a lot of independent schools. The school is traditional is some respects (uniforms and some academics) but progressive culturally and academically. There is a deep undercurrent of respect and appreciation for all people, cultures, religions, etc.