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St. James' Online Application

St. James’ provides an exceptional educational experience within a warm and diverse community dedicated to academic excellence, nobility of character, and spiritual growth. We welcome all applicants, without regard to their race, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or economic or social circumstances.

The Application Process

Decisions for 2020-2021 preschool applications will be sent on February 27, 2020, in cooperation with Los Angeles Preschool Partnership.

Kindergarten - 6th grade decisions will be sent on March 13, 2020, in collaboration with Los Angeles School Heads (LASH) consortium.

  1. Reserve a visit to campus.
  2. Complete online application by November 29, 2019 (Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness) or December 6, 2019 (Kindergarten through 6th grade).
    • Applicants to Preschool must be 2 years old before May 1, 2020.
    • Applicants to Kindergarten must be 5 years old before September 1, 2020.
  1. All applicants (Preschool – 6th grade) will visit with our teachers as part of the admission process. Child visits are held by appointment December - February.
  2. Submit supplemental forms:
    • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire form
    • Teacher Recommendation form: is required from your child’s current teacher as part of the application process for Kindergarten Readiness (preschool ages 4+) through 6th grade applicants. Teacher recommendation forms for preschool Dolphin and Butterfly applicants (ages 2-3) are not required, as we do not presume that all applicants at that age are currently enrolled in a preschool program.
    • Transcript Request form: is required for all 1st-6th grade applicants
  1. Parent interviews are scheduled from September through January by the Admission Office after the completed application and all supplemental forms are received.

All applicants, including siblings of current students and alums, children of alums, and children of parishioners and employees, are given careful consideration by the Admission Committee to ensure that St. James’ can meet the needs of each child. 

2nd - 6th Grade Applicants

  • Register online to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) in December 2019 or January 2020 Children applying to 2nd through 6th grade at St. James’ must take the exam on or before Saturday, January 18, 2020 and may take it at any available site. Please designate that St. James’ Episcopal School (ERB code 054143) is to receive the exam results.


Important Admission Dates

Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness Application Due Date: November 29, 2019

Kindergarten through 6th grade Application Due Date: December 6, 2019

St. James' Current Family Sibling Application Due Date: October 18, 2019

FAST applications Due Date: November 29, 2019

Parent Interviews: appointments available September – January

Child Visit Dates: appointments available December – February

Kindergarten Readiness through 6th grade Supplemental Materials Due: January 10, 2020

Last Day for 2nd through 6th grade applicants to take ISEE: January 18, 2020

Preschool Admission Committee Decision: Decision letters will be emailed on February 27, 2020

Preschool Enrollment Contracts Due: March 7, 2020

K-6th Admission Committee Decision: Decision letters will be mailed on March 13, 2020

K-6th Enrollment Contracts Due: March 23, 2020