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Our graduates have been accepted by hundreds of prestigious high schools, colleges and universities across the country

2016-2017 Progress

Honoring Our Legacy ~ Strengthening Our Future

We have strong support for growing the endowment. In a comprehensive planning study, our SJA family placed the highest importance on growing the Faculty Excellence Endowment (94%) and Unrestricted Endowment (75%).

Our endowment, compared to similar schools, is well below where it should be. Growing endowment will help us compete for the highest caliber faculty and staff, prepare for difficult economic times, and support new programming.


St. James Academy is the type of school that feels like an extended family to its students, faculty, and parents. Its smaller size fosters such a great environment for everyone involved to learn and grow together. The experience extends far beyond the classroom, and it is what makes SJA special.

Bryan Lopez, SJA ParentOlivia, Grade 5 | Luke, Grade 2 | Lexie, Grade 1

Athletic Enhancements – The Pavilion


Our Campus

St. James Academy is set along 89 acres of rolling hills in Monkton, MD


St. James Academy offers a quality summer program for children ages 4 to 16.

These coed activities provide exceptional camp experiences to nurture children’s growth academically, socially, athletically, spiritually, and emotionally in a secure and positive environment. The program offers several enrichment opportunities for students that inspire them to explore, play, perform, design, build, and learn.

The facility contains more than 104,000 square feet of new and renovated space, including a design thinking lab, science labs, theater, full-size gymnasium, athletic fields, and tennis courts.

Join the fun at SJA! #SJAExperience

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Recent News & Events

January 27, 2017 in 2016-2017 School Year

Spotlight on Mrs. Oleszczuk

Mrs. Oleszczuk is an experienced kindergarten teacher, with a Master in Reading Instruction and a Master in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Career highlights: 6 years as a kindergarten…

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January 20, 2017 in 2016-2017 School Year

Meet the Head of School, Karl Adler

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January 6, 2017 in 2016-2017 School Year

Honoring our Legacy & Strengthening our Future Campaign

With less than $1 million left to raise for the “Honoring our Legacy & Strengthening our Future Campaign,” every dollar counts! Make your pledge today!   “Since Kindergarten, SJA has…

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December 9, 2016 in 2016-2017 School Year

Jingle Bell Junction

Christmas at St. James Academy is the most wonderful and magical time of year. One of the many traditions celebrated is our very own Jingle Bell Junction. This event brought holiday…

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Last Friday was SJA's annual faculty vs. student basketball game.

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Last Friday was SJAs annual faculty vs. student basketball game. 

Who do you think won? #SJAExperience

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Ashley OleszczukDefinitely the students!!!

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Message from our Head of School

Each fall I sit down with 8th grade students and we discuss how their years at St. James Academy have influenced them. Students reflect on their experiences at the school and they say things like “my teachers really take an interest in me,” and “I feel safe to take risks.” Students speak with confidence and poise, and they seem curious and joyful.

Our teachers and parents come together to create a nurturing environment where students feel supported as they develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Karl Adler
Head of School, St. James Academy