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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 very 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:
    • Sacramento (4th grade)
    • Catalina Island (5th grade)
    • Astrocamp in Idyllwild (6th grade)
  • Before- and after-school care (from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.) are included in tuition, as well. 

2017–2018 Tuition & Fees

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

Total Tuition – Preschool
$17,590

Total Tuition –Kindergarten Readiness Program
$18,870

Total Tuition – Kindergarten + 1st 
$24,480

Total Tuition – 2nd–6th Grades
$22,710

New Student Fee
$1,950

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

2017-18 Tuition Schedule
2017-18 Tuition Schedule Download
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2017-18 DEWAR Tuition Refund Plan
2017-18 DEWAR Tuition Refund Plan Download
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Payment Plan A

ANNUAL

Tuition paid in full by July 5.

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

Payment Plan B

BIANNUAL

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

MONTHLY

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/Arts Fee (K–6 only)
$200

Change of Payment Plan Fee
$150

Late Contract Fee
$300

Late Monthly Payment Fee
$45

Non-sufficient Funds Fee
$30

Late Pick-up Fee
$45

Tuition Assistance

As part of its mission as an Episcopal school, St. James' is committed to serving all qualified Kindergarten - 6th grade students in our community, regardless of ability to cover the full cost of tuition. Tuition Assistance application materials for the 2017–2018 academic year are available on the Tuition Assistance page. The deadline for completing and submitting those forms is Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

Important Admission Dates

Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness Application Due Date: November 4, 2016

Kindergarten through 6th grade Application Due Date: December 2, 2016

Parent Interviews: October– January

Child Visit Dates: December – January

K-6th Supplemental Materials Due: January 13, 2017

Last Day for 5th and 6th grade applicants to take ISEE: January 21, 2017

Preschool Admission Committee Decision: Decision letters will be mailed on February 9, 2017

Preschool Enrollment Contracts Due: February 15, 2017

FAST Tuition Assistance Applications Due: February 16, 2017

K-6th Admission Committee Decision: Decision letters will be mailed on March 17, 2017

K-6th Enrollment Contracts Due: March 27, 2017