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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 set along 89 acres of rolling hills in Monkton, MD


The St. James theatre program has been a vital part of my son, Joey’s life. I believe he found his inspiration and enthusiasm watching the middle school plays as a lower school student. He observed how much fun the cast would have on stage along with the camaraderie between them. These performances are simply amazing!

Christie Grant, Former SJA Parent

Welcome From Charlotte Riggs, Head of School!

Welcome to St. James Academy!

Thank you for your interest in our wonderful school.

St. James was founded 200 years ago, and today we are still committed to a program of excellence that prepares our students for lifelong learning. The philosophy of St. James Academy — to pursue knowledge, build community and serve others as children become citizens of a global community both inspires and resonates with me as an educator.

St. James Academy is a thought leader in education that includes project-based, experiential learning to help students build a relevant, adaptive skill set with a strong academic foundation.  

In my third year as Head of School, I am grateful for the many meaningful partnerships: with students who are bright, kind, creative, driven, and spirited about this community, with faculty and staff who are passionate about teaching and truly care for their students, with a dedicated administration that shares wisdom and expertise, with a board that is committed to supporting the school, with parents to raise extraordinary young men and women, with our supportive Rector and the St. James Parish,  and with alumni who care deeply about their alma mater and its success. It is my pleasure and privilege to lead St. James Academy.

I look forward to meeting virtually and in-person and to sharing the St. James experience

with you.


Charlotte Riggs, Head of School

Student Council Interview Series

Welcome to the Student Council Interview Series. This podcast is a part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of St. James Academy's founding.

S01 - E06: Episode Six Featuring Special Guest Garrett Beck

S01 - E05: Episode Five Featuring Special Guest John Apostolo

S01 - E04: Episode Four Featuring Special Guest Katy Bullard

S01 - E03: Episode Three Featuring Special Guest Dr. Chris Greenawalt

S01 - E02: Episode Two Featuring Special Guest Judy Dawson

S01 - E01: Episode One Featuring Special Guest Dianne Fowler