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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.

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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, SJA Parent
 

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

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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Megan Treanor Crowley

Knitting is all about being and making a community. Our Yarn Club has been meeting during lunches and enjoying laughs, conversations, and knitting. Students decided to share their sense of community with some of SJA's youngest members, the Kindergarten class. Our knitters were so excited to make these bunnies and then hide them all over the playground. Seeing the smiles on the little bunny hunters was priceless. ... See MoreSee Less

Knitting is all about being and making a community. Our Yarn Club has been meeting during lunches and enjoying laughs, conversations, and knitting. Students decided to share their sense of community with some of SJAs youngest members, the Kindergarten class. Our knitters were so excited to make these bunnies and then hide them all over the playground. Seeing the smiles on the little bunny hunters was priceless.Image attachment

 

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Thank you Dr. Pentz and the knitting club! The students loved hunting for their bunnies and the time spent to hand make them!

Way to go, SJA knitters!

What a wonderful idea!

Mira is thrilled to pieces with her little bunny. So cute!

Spencer loves her knitting that she learned at SJA!

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