Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

International Admissions Checklist

International Applicants seeking admission to Saint James School should:

STEP 1: Contact Cathy Pearson, Dean of Admissions, for information at 334-273-3000 or cpearson@stjweb.org. You may also fax her at 334-279-3169.

STEP 2: Return the following forms, fees, and documents to the Admissions Office:

  • International Student Application
  • $125.00 International Application/Testing Fee
  • Applicant's Official Passport and VISA must be presented. Copies will be made by the admissions office.
  • Applicants for Grades 1 and 2 should submit records for all grades completed. 
  • Applicants seeking admission into grades 3-12 must submit an English translation of the applicant’s complete academic record for the previous two years as well records for the current year through the most recent grading period. 
  • Teacher Evaluations or Letters of Reference from the applicant’s prior school if applicable. 
  • Applicants applying for an F1 Visa will need to contact the Admissions Office for detailed information. 

STEP 3: Please discuss admission English proficiency testing requirements and scheduling with the Admissions Office as these may vary from applicant to applicant. 

General Testing Requirements:

  • Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Applicants will complete the STJ Assessment.
  • 2nd-12th Grade Applicants will take the on-campus W-APT English proficiency screening. This screening is used to assess language needs and better serve international students for whom English is not their primary language (English Language Learners.). TOEFL iBT® is also an option for International Students applying for Grades 10-12 and TOEFL Junior Standard Test® is another option for International Students applying for Grades 5-9.
  • Applicants applying for an F1 Visa will be required to take TOEFL iBT® (Grades 10-12) or the TOEFL Junior Standard Test® (Grades 5-9) in place of the W-APT. A minimum TOEFL iBT® score of 94 or a minimum TOEFL Junior Standard Test® score of 800 is required for F1 applicants prior to admission.
  • ​Admissions testing requirements for applicants will be determined after English proficiency testing is completed and reviewed.