January 24, 2023

“What if THIS is it?”

I thought, “What if this is it? … What if THIS moment is what they remember about our precious year together?” Rachel Daigre Rachel Daigre, PreK-4 Lead Teacher & Early […]

December 15, 2022

How School Holiday Traditions Keep the Magic Alive

By Jennifer Whittington For the generations of children who have attended St. James, the holidays are a magical time. Holiday traditions, music, arts, and fun fill the end of the […]

December 8, 2022

3 Things to Look for in a Private School Visit — and One Red Flag to Avoid

By Elena McPeak The holiday season also means the end of the fall semester. And for many parents, that brings on the school admission season. Whether you have a rising […]

November 16, 2022

10 Books to Have in Your Child’s Library

By Catherine Word One of the best things about being a school librarian is seeing the world of books open up for children. Children’s literature offers incredible stories, fascinating topics […]

November 3, 2022

St. James Named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

by Bridget Henderson We are thrilled to announce that St. James Episcopal Day School is a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.  This is the highest award given by the United […]

November 2, 2022

Why Student-Teacher Ratio Really Does Matter

By Bridget Henderson For many parents looking at school options for their child, their decision might hinge on the school’s student-teacher ratio. Without the right ratio, they worry that their […]

More to the Story!

I often say that if the students forget nearly every word I ever preach, I at least hope that they will always remember two truths: they are loved by the […]

April 5, 2022


4th and 5th Grade Iditarod Experience

As our year-long PE unit comes to a close, 4th and 5th grade students celebrated with an Iditarod Experience Party!  Throughout the year, students learned the true meaning of self-sacrifice, commitment, […]

January 4, 2022

Enrichment Highlights: St. James and Meaningful Art

St James is incredibly fortunate to have 9 different enrichment programs that stimulate and motivate the school’s curious and creative minds. Each enrichment program is led by a subject matter […]

December 10, 2021

Mentoring Mathematicians

Mentoring Mathematicians In order to prepare children for 21st century challenges, the views of what is important in teaching math have shifted.  It is not enough for students to memorize […]

November 8, 2021

The Power of Play at St. James

An incredible strength of the St. James program is the importance of developing the whole child. While it is typical for schools to focus on core academics, St. James prides […]

October 19, 2021


Mindfulness is a powerful tool. Often misunderstood, mindfulness has been misconceived in the past as a “kumbaya,” crunchy practice, when in reality, it has so many benefits for children and […]

October 12, 2021

PreK-3 Magical Nursery Rhyme Unit

Click HERE for the Nursery Rhyme Parade Video.​ Nursery Rhyme ParadeWe recently celebrated the culmination of a three week PreK-3 unit on nursery rhymes with a magical parade of students dressed in costume […]

July 21, 2021

Preparing for Back to School Season

Summer always seems to fly by, and now it is time to start setting our children up for a successful transition back to school. So what are some things we […]

May 25, 2021

Summer 2021 Campus Updates and Reorganization

Next year, you’ll still find joyful and inspiring classroom spaces for students ages 18 months through 5th grade at St. James, but the order in which everything is arranged on […]

September 14, 2019

Our Give Back Night at Mellow Mushroom – Thank you!

September 6, 2019


St. James Family Tailgate

The Dads Club is excited to host the St. James Family Tailgate on Saturday October 5th for the LSU vs. Utah State game! We hope you and your family will […]

September 6, 2019

Hey, Hey, Goodbye!

Hey, Hey, Goodbye! Mrs. Daigre’s PreKindergarten students released the monarch last week that they observed growing and changing from a caterpillar to a chrysalis and finally to a beautiful butterfly. […]

September 6, 2019

“If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” Extension Activity

In Pre-K 3, we focus on an author a month. This month we are reading Laura Numeroff books. After reading “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” the children participated […]

August 22, 2019

Meet Father Michael

St. James is excited to welcome Father Michael as the Interim Head of School for 2019. Father Michael has been a strong, positive presence and is determined to continue this […]

July 29, 2019

Back to School

Popsicle Playdates Kick Off Back-to-School Season

Over 50 new and returning families gathered on Sunday for Popsicle Playdates at St. James, which officially kicked off back-to-school season. These annual events are intended to help our youngest […]