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Head of School's Welcome

Deborah David, Head of School

I’m delighted that you took the time to visit our website. It will help you understand that St. James’ Episcopal School is so much more than just an elementary school. 

At St. James’ our educational program is a unique and magical experience for the fortunate children selected to join us. Set in the heart of one of the liveliest cities in the world, St. James’ reflects the rich ethnic diversity that marks L.A. as a true multicultural metropolis. Like all Episcopal schools, we value the stimulating, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate education that leads to the highest levels of literacy and learning. But we also treasure those qualities of heart and mind that constitute nobility of character. Each day of a child’s time with us, from preschool through 6th grade, we intentionally cultivate kindness and truth telling; caring and respect; hard work and courage; service to others and responsible stewardship of the earth’s resources.

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then in the vibrant faces you’ll meet on this digital tour you can read the heart-warming narrative of one of the city’s true little gems.  But even photos can’t tell the whole story.  You have to see for yourself what the world can become when children are taught to understand and embrace differences; to develop a healthy appetite for learning; and to probe the depths of their own spiritual dimension in a wholesome and unpretentious environment.

There are no strangers here; only friends we haven’t met yet. So, come and meet us. St. James’ School awaits the pleasure of your friendship. But for now, enjoy your virtual visit.

Most sincerely,


Deborah David
Head of School
(213) 382-2315