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


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

Athletic Enhancements – The Pavilion


Our Campus

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.

Join the fun at SJA! #SJAExperience

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Recent News & Events

May 5, 2017 in 2016-2017 School Year

Meet the Head of School, Karl Adler

Tell us a little about your life before becoming Headmaster at St. James Academy. What drew you to the institution?

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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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Congratulations to SJA student, Oscean, on becoming the newest Aqua Kid! #SJAExperience #thirdgradeThanks to the awesome Aqua Kids crew for a great day filming a Maryland Biodiversity Project episode at Susquehanna State Park on Saturday. George Stover, the Aqua Kids, and crew were professionals and it felt like it will be a great show! The episode should be out in October and will be broadcasted to about 70 million households! Welcome to 8-year-old Oscean, the newest Aqua Kid!

Aqua Kids is a local Maryland non-profit that is very aligned with our mission. Let's support their work educating young people about nature and the environment. Read more about them here:

Funding for nature programming is sadly very thin. It's on us to prove that educating young people about nature is a priority! Please consider a donation to keep them on the air and doing great local nature programming. We'll be posting about Aqua Kids and our great day in the field all week.

Please donate now!

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Congratulations Oscean!

St. James Academy's own Nick Meittinis is the returning soldier in this Old Bay commercial. Awesome job, Nick!! #SJAExperience #oldbay

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Great commercial! All the right feels.

Looking good, Nick! I had no idea you had gone "Hollywood"!👍🤗

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