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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

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

Welcome From Charlotte Riggs, 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.

– Charlotte Riggs, Head of School

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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
 

Our Campus

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

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In this hands-on activity, Kindergarten students acted as both architects and engineers to build and create their own structure. This design exercise encourages students to learn from failure and emphasizes open-ended problem-solving. #SJAExperience #IgniteTheSpark #findyourspark ... See MoreSee Less

In this hands-on activity, Kindergarten students acted as both architects and engineers to build and create their own structure. This design exercise encourages students to learn from failure and emphasizes open-ended problem-solving. #SJAExperience #ignitethespark #findyourspark

"We want our students to understand how their values and character shape the decisions they make and what it means to be part of a community. For us, a well-rounded student is one who can apply skills and contribute in ways that are beneficial and enriching to others." #findyourspark #ignitethespark #SJAExperience

Charlotte S. Riggs
Head of School
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We want our students to understand how their values and character shape the decisions they make and what it means to be part of a community. For us, a well-rounded student is one who can apply skills and contribute in ways that are beneficial and enriching to others.  #findyourspark #ignitethespark #SJAExperience 

Charlotte S. Riggs
Head of School

 

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So glad that you are spreading the amazing mission of SJA. Miss it like crazy.

Miss you both Lynn Warner and Nina like crazy!

That's why I love that school!

My old classroom!!! Beautiful place for beautiful kids and families!

Congratulations Connor...great seeing your smiling face here! ❤️ U!

Great picture. Certainly looks enthusiastic!!

That’s my boy!!!❤️ #sjaexperience

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