St. James Academy

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623 S Nardo Ave

Solana Beach, CA 92075

(858) 755-1777

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Catholic

Student Enrollment: 248

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

33 Parent Reviews for St. James Academy

Wow, what a great school indeed! The teachers are fabulous and that is the most important thing. They are so dedicated, professional and patient - I don't know how they do it all. If you are looking for a school that is the whole package, this is it. Faith, community, safety, academics, arts, music, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/13/12

Saint James Academy is an excellent school!. My child has thrived here. The academics are above standard, (the school is adding Ipads this year), the teachers care about the children and there is a strong sense of community. Parents are encouraged to be involved with volunteering and are welcome in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/12

I have had the opposite experience from some previous posters: I love this school, the teachers and the principal. First grade was fantastic for my child, and we love the teacher. She is great with the kids - loving, patient, kind, firm, and dedicated. She taught them so much! I don't know why ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/11

Another Christian value is honestly. How many of last year's graduating class tested into geometry? The year before the school shared with the parents the high school math placement scores. They bragged about the high number of kids that tested into geometry. Last year's class parents could not get ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/26/11

Good grief ! The negative comments seem more focused on the personal struggles parents have rather than the quality of education children receive here. Enrollment is down like many private schools in poor economic times. Also, there are some excellent alternatives nearby in the public schools and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/11

I feel badly for parents who may be conned by the glowing reviews. They probably have been written by St. James employees or parent volunteers. In a nutshell, the teachers simply do not care. The cold, unapproachable principal's main concern is money. Parent volunteers are allowed to play favorites. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/18/11

Opinions are subjective. Lets be fair as to what this school is about. 1) Small school - 1 class per grade. 2) Solid academics - The bar is set high and can be challenging at times for all. 3) Well funded. - active parents organize and raise A LOT of money that not only fill a $900 gap per student ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/07/11

Saint James Academy, I give it two thumbs down. Moving on after this year is over.

Posted by a parent on 04/04/11

A once great school that has gone to the dogs. The staff, parents and new principal all deserve their current miserable state. The school is in major financial trouble despite the flood of Range Rovers, Mercedes and other high-end vehicles driven by the "Housewives of Orange County" wannabes. It's perhaps ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/11

I have two boys at this school and although they are not above average they are doing fine. There is no perfect school. This school has its issues, but the new principal is very approachable and willing to work with each family if you have a legitimate concern. Everyone from the front office staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/17/11

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Solana Beach schools — St. James Academy is located at 623 S Nardo Ave, Solana Beach CA 92075. 623 S Nardo Ave is in the 92075 ZIP code in Solana Beach, CA The school district for St. James Academy is the Diocese Of San Diego. St. James Academy is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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