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High School, College & Beyond

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.

Athletic Enhancements – The Pavilion


Our Campus

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

Recent News & Events

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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December 2, 2016 in 2016-2017 School Year

Spotlight on Mrs. Gathman

Education: I studied education, and graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Music from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. (Go Irish!) I also completed my M.A. in…

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Save the date! Speaker Series with Michael G. Thompson, PH.D.
February 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Dr. Thompson is an internationally renowned child psychologist and author who speaks about his work “The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life.” The presentation will focus on the worries and misapprehensions parents have about their children’s life in school. Dr. Thompson will describe the psychological journey that children experience during their thirteen years. We are very fortunate to have him speak at St. James and this is a wonderful opportunity for parents and teachers. This event will be held in our church and is free to our parents and the larger community due to the generous sponsorship of our Patrons Association. #SJAExperience #parentseries

To register, visit www.saintjamesacademy.org/parent-speaker-series/
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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