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We are honored that you are interested in applying to our School. Admission begins in January for the upcoming school year and remains open on a rolling basis until all classes are full. Once a class is full, applicants are placed in a wait pool to fill vacancies. Please call 540-347-3855 for availability.

Admission opens to the public on February 1. Current families, members of Saint James' Episcopal Church and anyone on the Early Application list receive the opportunity to apply before admission is open to the public.  Early Application for the 2022-2023 school year opens January 21. Please see below for more information on Early Application.‚Äč

Apply Online

Use our online application for admission for 2022-2023 (link will be available February 1.) If you are an early application registrant, then you will receive the appropriate application link via email. 

The New Applicant fee is $125, paid online at the time of application submission and is non-refundable.

Early Application is available for those who would like to apply before admission is open to the public. The SJES Admissions team will personally call you to remind you about admission events such as Open Houses and Preview Days and alert you when the application is open. Please note that early application does not guarantee admission to Saint James' Episcopal School.

To enlist in Early Application, complete the Early Application Request form and drop off or mail in a check made payable to SJES for the $150 non-refundable fee. Please note this fee is in addition to the $125 application fee. Early Application ends January 31.


Applicants new to the elementary program are required to do the following after submitting an online application:

  1. Visit: Students are required to visit the School for a shadow day with one of our faculty. Student visits are scheduled by appointment. Evaluation tests will be administered. (During the pandemic, prospective students will meet virtually with a member of the SJES staff.) Current school records/transcripts must be received by SJES prior to the visit.  An application must be submitted before a visit can be scheduled.
  2. School Records/Transcripts:  All records or transcripts will be requested by SJES from the applicant's school.  Records must be received prior to the student visit.
  3. Prospective Student Evaluation: SJES will request an evaluation form from the prospective student's current teacher.  Evaluations must be received prior to the student visit.

Saint James' admits new students on the basis of character, past academic day care or school experience, and assessment of the child's potential to profit from and contribute to the life of the School. Among qualified applicants, students are accepted in the following order: (1) current students and their siblings (2) pledging parishioners of Saint James' Episcopal Church (3) Early Application registrants, and (4) all others. Admission continues on a rolling basis until all classes are full. Our commitment to diversity and desire to maintain an inclusive community, which includes students and families of all ethnic, economic, religious and racial backgrounds, is fundamental to our philosophy and mission.

Saint James' Episcopal School is committed to providing an affordable education for families in our community. Limited tuition assistance is available for those who qualify. Interested families must apply to the School before tuition assistance can be requested. For more information on our tuition assistance program, please contact the Business Office at 540-347-3855 x219.


  • Signed enrollment contract due March 15 or within two weeks of receipt
  • School fee, non-refundable ($175 preschool, $450 grade 3 includes technology fee, $350 all other elementary grades) due March 15 or within two weeks after acceptance
  • Tuition contract due March 15 or within two weeks after acceptance
  • Original birth certificate, if not already on file (we will verify and return original)
  • One month's non-refundable tuition (billed by FACTS) due May 10 or 20, depending on your tuition contract
  • Current immunization records for all preschool students or the School Entrance Health Form for new elementary students, due March 15 or within two weeks after acceptance


Saint James' Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin and admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.

"Our experience at Saint James' has been nothing but extraordinary. You and your team have loved our girls and instilled how much God truly loves them daily, and for that we are grateful for each hour spent at school. Thank you again for embracing us into the SJES family."
- SJES parent