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Tuition and Fees

Investing In Your Child

Your investment in the cost of an education from an independent school is a significant investment in your child’s future. St. James’ offers a rich educational experience for our students while maintaining relatively low tuition through careful fiscal management and the dedication of our hardworking faculty and staff. Providing you with the maximum value for your tuition investment is our goal while keeping costs as affordable as possible for the members of our community.


Enormous Value for Your Investment

At St. James’, your tuition goes farther than at other schools; we cover with tuition what other schools might charge additional fees for:

  • Field trips are included in tuition: day trips to local fire stations, aquariums, museums, or theatrical performances are some examples.
  • Out-of-town, multi-night trips for 4th – 6th grade students are included in your child’s tuition.
  • Before- and after-school care are included in tuition, as well. 


Tuition Assistance

As part of its mission as an Episcopal school, St. James' is committed to serving all qualified students in our community, regardless of ability to cover the full cost of tuition. Tuition Assistance application materials for the 2019–2020 academic year are available on the Tuition Assistance page. The deadline for completing and submitting those forms is Friday, November 30, 2018. 

2018–2019 Tuition & Fees

Total tuition includes a $1,600 non-refundable, annual Enrollment Fee that is due at registration.

Total Tuition – Preschool

Total Tuition –Kindergarten Readiness Program

Total Tuition – Kindergarten-2nd Grade 

Total Tuition – 3rd–6th Grades

New Student Fee

After-School Enrichment (ASE) and Other Programs
Costs vary depending on the class.

2018-19 Tuition Schedule
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2018-19 DEWAR Tuition Refund Plan
2018-19 DEWAR Tuition Refund Plan Download
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Payment Plan A


Tuition paid in full by July 5.

$150 Tuition Refund Plan from Dewar Insurance (optional).

Payment Plan B


Tuition and service fee paid in two installments of 60% by July 5 and 40% by December 5.

$325 Tuition Refund Plan from Dewar Insurance (required). 

Payment Plan C


Tuition and service fee paid in ten monthly installments through FACTS Tuition Management, from July through April. FACTS charges a $48 monthly service fee for this installment plan.

$325 Tuition Refund Plan from Dewar Insurance (required).

Other Fees

There are fees and costs that are not covered by tuition, including uniforms, lost books, late fees, late-pickup charges, and returned-check fees. Examples are below.

Technology Fee (K–6 only)

Change of Payment Plan Fee

Late Contract Fee

Late Monthly Payment Fee

Non-sufficient Funds Fee

Late Pick-up Fee

Important Admission Dates

Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness Application Due Date: November 2, 2018

Kindergarten through 6th grade Application Due Date: November 30, 2018

FAST applications Due Date: November 30, 2019

Parent Interviews: appointments available September – January

Child Visit Dates: appointments available December – January

Kindergarten Readiness through 6th grade Supplemental Materials Due: January 11, 2019

Last Day for 2nd through 6th grade applicants to take ISEE: January 19, 2019

Preschool Admission Committee Decision: Decision letters will be emailed on February 28, 2019

Preschool Enrollment Contracts Due: March 4, 2019

K-6th Admission Committee Decision: Decision letters will be mailed on March 15, 2019

K-6th Enrollment Contracts Due: March 25, 2019