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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


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 5 | Luke, Grade 2 | Lexie, Grade 1

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


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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April 28, 2017 in 2016-2017 School Year

Spotlight on Mrs. Oleszczuk

Mrs. Oleszczuk is an experienced kindergarten teacher, with a Master in Reading Instruction and a Master in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Career highlights: 6 years as a kindergarten…

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March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

SJA Celebrates 60 Years!

SJA’s 60th birthday will be marked by a celebration tonight honoring the artwork and musical talent of SJA students. From the beginning in 1821 to the reestablishment in 1957, the…

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March 9, 2017 in 2016-2017 School Year

St. James Academy’s Production of West Side Story!

Last weekend was the Middle School Drama Production of West Side Story. The students graced the Susan Tucker Moore Theatre stage with confidence and originality as they brought to life the story of young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs.

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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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We are very excited to welcome our Interim Head of School, Mrs. Maureen Walsh, to St. James Academy. Stop by the Library on August 31st at 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (before Take a Peek at Your Seat) to meet Mrs. Walsh. ... See MoreSee Less

We are very excited to welcome our Interim Head of School, Mrs. Maureen Walsh, to St. James Academy. Stop by the Library on August 31st at 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (before Take a Peek at Your Seat) to meet Mrs. Walsh.


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Looking forward to meeting her!

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St. James Academy Interim Head of School Announcement

Dear Parents, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends of the Academy:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to formally announce to you that Ms. Maureen Walsh, the former Headmistress of The Bryn Mawr School, has accepted an appointment to serve as the Academy’s Interim Head for the 2017-2018 academic year.  By way of background, Ms. Walsh was referred to us through AIMS. As reported to you previously, the Ad Hoc Interim Head Search Committee devoted extensive time throughout June and the first part of July to the process of the Interim Head search.

You should know that, in addition to various interviews with our committee, Ms. Walsh met with the Academy’s Administrative Team via FaceTime. After having concluded the various interviews, based on the survey responses from our parents and faculty and based on Ms. Walsh’s references, it was determined that Maureen was by far the best candidate to  serve as our Interim Head. Maureen brings to the Academy not only a strong professional background but she will also foster a sense of stability, as the Academy embarks on selection of a permanent head.

We cannot begin to express to you how excited we are to have Ms. Walsh join us, and we genuinely look forward to you, our school community, meeting her and working with her over the upcoming year.  More information will be communicated to you over the weeks to come.

Please provide Maureen with a warm welcome, and we look forward to working with her.

To our entire Community, thank you for your patience and support throughout this process.

Board of Trustees:
By: /s/ Rob Glushakow, President