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An Announcement from the St. James Academy Board of Trustees

March 28, 2018

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Head Selection Committee, St. James Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Riggs as the new Head of School effective July 1, 2018. The Head Selection Committee’s unanimous decision to select Ms. Riggs follows a comprehensive and thoughtful national search process. With the able assistance of the Finney Search Group, the search committee vetted more than a dozen qualified candidates and conducted preliminary, semifinalist, and finalist interviews. From the early stages of the process, Ms. Riggs impressed the committee as a compelling leader committed to team building and community engagement.

High School, College & Beyond

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

98% of our eighth graders are accepted into their first choice high school

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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 6 | Luke, Grade 3 | Lexie, Grade 2

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Recent News & Events

April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

St. James Bubble by Dr. Lucie Pentz

Sometimes I hear our parents talk about the St. James Bubble. Honestly, there are many things I love about our St. James Bubble-- children are allowed to grow up at…
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March 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

By: Dr. Lucie Pentz

It seems like everyone is offering their editorial views regarding recent events in the news, but all these opinions only seem to create more questions and few satisfying answers. Between…
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January 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

New Year’s Resolutions

By: Dr. Lucie Pentz I’m not sure about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. It feels so wonderful to make them, setting our hopes high,…
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December 14, 2017 in 2017-2018 School Year, Uncategorized

Lessons from Christmas Carp

By: Dr. Lucie Pentz As we are working our way through the Advent season and getting ready for Christmas, our lives are filled with festivities, yearly chores and eager anticipation…
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On Saturday, May 12, the state finalists for the Library of Congress' "Letters About Literature" essay writing contest gathered at Mercy High School to listen to speakers and receive their awards. St. James Academy had seven students from the seventh-grade finish as state finalists out of the 1,820 entries in the state of Maryland! We are so proud of the dedication students put into crafting an organized and thought-provoking letter. Students wrote to an influential author of their choice and discussed how this author helped shape the way they view the world. ... See MoreSee Less

On Saturday, May 12, the state finalists for the Library of Congress Letters About Literature essay writing contest gathered at Mercy High School to listen to speakers and receive their awards. St. James Academy had seven students from the seventh-grade finish as state finalists out of the 1,820 entries in the state of Maryland! We are so proud of the dedication students put into crafting an organized and thought-provoking letter. Students wrote to an influential author of their choice and discussed how this author helped shape the way they view the world.

 

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Thanks, Ms. Theofiles for encouraging them. The ceremony was really well done!

Great job!

I’m so proud of all of them.

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Congrats Login. What author did you choose? Great job done. I would love to read it

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Thank you to our runners and volunteers for participating in the second annual Foxhound 5K and Family Fun Run! All proceeds will be donated to Paul's Place. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What a great event! Rehaks are plagued with injuries right now but we were with you in spirit!

Welcome From Maureen Walsh, Interim Head of School!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to St. James Academy. Our school is dedicated to bringing young children into their educational journey, teaching and guiding them as they grow in confidence and ability, and preparing them for secondary and higher education. The foundations our students develop at St. James will unfold over a lifetime. Small by choice and mission, St. James provides each student with a child-centered and individualized academic experience. Our young students are guided by talented and experienced teachers who masterfully bring our students’ strengths and talents to the forefront. As a result, each child grows intellectually, socially, and emotionally throughout his or her experience. Small class sizes allow us to nurture, develop, and know each child. Our strong academic program is structured to meet the needs of children at each stage of their development. In other words, we help our students learn to read, and then to read well; we encourage their ability to learn the “languages” of math and science, to develop as writers, and to become artists and explorers. In Grades Six, Seven and Eight, our students pursue the rigorous and prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, a curriculum that serves them well as they prepare for academically demanding high school programs in public, private and parochial high schools. Treating each other with courtesy and generosity are hallmarks at St. James Academy. Here at St. James, we are invested in developing traits that may seem “old-fashioned.” But we deeply believe that children must learn and model essential social skills that include civility, manners, and kindness above all else. We believe that a St. James student should be bright, capable, forthright, confident and courteous. You have many compelling choices for your child’s education. Visit St. James and see what a wonderful experience we can offer to your child and to your family. Warmly, Maureen Walsh Interim Head of School