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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

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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 6 | Luke, Grade 3 | Lexie, Grade 2

Athletic Enhancements – The Pavilion

 

Our Campus

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

Recent News & Events


November 3, 2017 in 2017-2018 School Year

Praise vs. encouragement

By: Dr. Lucie Pentz I can remember it as vividly as if it were yesterday even though it was nearly twenty-five years ago. I was in High School babysitting for…
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October 20, 2017 in 2017-2018 School Year

Jazz Band

By: Dr. Lucie Pentz Over the weekend I was talking to my husband who is a fellow child psychologist and knows our community well. I was preparing a talk for…
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October 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

By: Dr. Lucie Pentz Who do you want to be when you grow up? This is the million dollar question. A few summers ago, on a pleasant July night, I…
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September 12, 2017 in 2017-2018 School Year

Permanent Head Search Update

Dear Parents, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends of the Academy: On behalf of the Board of Trustees,  I would like to welcome you the ’17-’18 Academic Year at SJA, and…
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We are thankful for the many blessings we have experienced this year and are grateful for our community. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Every year SJA invites our students' Grandparents and Family Friends to share a morning in their classrooms. The children are so excited to showcase what they have been studying. #SJAExperience ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Boy! Do I ever miss it!😟

My favorite day if the year!

This was one of my favorite days as a 2nd grade teacher at SJA. Fond, fond memories.

It’s good to see old traditions still being honored! Is it my imagination or are our grandparents getting younger every year?!

Stop by the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees, November 24-26 from 10 AM - 9 PM on Friday and Saturday and 10 AM - 6 PM on Sunday, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds to see our tree! Thank you to Mrs. Bubier’s art club and the Kindergarten for making the beautiful ornaments! #SJAExperience ... See MoreSee Less

Stop by the Kennedy Krieger Institutes Festival of Trees, November 24-26 from 10 AM - 9 PM on Friday and Saturday and 10 AM - 6 PM on Sunday, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds to see our tree! Thank you to Mrs. Bubier’s art club and the Kindergarten for making the beautiful ornaments!  #SJAExperience

 

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I can't wait to see the tree!

Beautiful....

Nice tree!

Looks so pretty!

Welcome From Maureen Walsh, Interim 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.

Warmly,
Maureen Walsh
Interim Head of School