Board-Raised Scholarships

St. James' Episcopal School is now accepting financial aid applications for the 2013 - 2014 school year.  Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

As a fundamental part of our mission, we provide need-based assistance to families.  Our school board raises the funds necessary to provide tuition assistance to families and also fundraises other operation expenses, since tuition covers only 40% of our costs.  By keeping the tuition reasonable and by raising the funds to educate as many children as possible, St. James’ School makes a commitment to each child who attends.

We expect our families to make a similar commitment by paying as much as their situation allows, by paying on time, by volunteering, and by following the school’s policies and procedures.  As a general rule, we expect parents to pay at least two-thirds of their child’s tuition, unless there are documented extenuating circumstances.  In order to be good stewards of the scholarship monies raised by the board and contributed to the school, we carefully evaluate each financial assistance application. 

For the 2013-2014 school year, we are providing individual families with at St. James’ Episcopal School Financial Aid Evaluation and utilizing an independent financial aid committee to process applications.  Assistance is awarded on a first-come, first served basis.  Therefore, financial assistance may be limited after the beginning of the school year.  

If you wish to apply for financial aid, a $25 processing fee is due to St. James’ Episcopal School. This may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.  Once this fee is paid, your family will be provided with a copy of the financial aid evaluation form.

If you are interested in applying for aid, please send an email to

Also, please carefully read the following document with complete directions. 

Other options for assistance

Workforce Solutions Capital Area assists families with securing child care while they are working, attending school, or part of a job training program. St. James’ Episcopal School is an authorized Workforce Provider.  If your family is currently authorized to receive childcare through Workforce (also called “CCMS”), or you think you may qualify, please refer to the document “Workforce Solutions Information Sheet”  or click to visit the Workforce Solutions Captial Area website for more information.

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SJES has also worked with National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (childcare for U.S. Military Personnel), Austin Community College, and employees of the City of Austin to help subsidy the cost of SJES tuition and associated fees. Please inquire if you think you may qualify for such assistance.