After School Activities

St. James Academy After School Activities inspire students to explore, play, perform, design, build, and learn. The links to sign up for these activities will become active as information becomes available. Please check back often and watch the school newsletter for more information.

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After School Club, offered to all students Monday – Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM and from 12:00-6:00 PM on half-days, includes a snack, recess, supervised homework, and daily age-appropriate activities. Club themes include nature, cooking, crafts, games, and G-rated movies.

Art Club

We are excited to offer a new after school option for grades 1-3. Cost is $60 for the 6-week session. Students will explore painting techniques and hand build bowls.


Fasten your seatbelts; we’re in for some wild weather! This unit is all about the amazing and powerful forces of nature, as students explore the when, where, how and why of all kinds of natural phenomenon. There is a lot of geography in this unit — we’ll examine a map of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where most tsunamis occur, view a diagram of the tectonic plates and learn how their movement creates earthquakes, define the area known as “Tornado Alley” in North America, and find out what hurricanes are called in different parts of the world. These lessons are designed to improve your child’s understanding of the forces of nature while taking care not to alarm. Each model represents the motion of that particular weather or event, with a seat for a mini-figure to take in the action! Take cover because we’re about to take a trip through some wild weather! Kids will love to build moving models of a tornado, a tsunami, an earthquake and a cyclone. Learn how they move, why they happen and what you can do to stay safe!

Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts

Coordinated by SJA parents, these clubs are for boys and girls in our lower school. The goal is to develop well-rounded individuals while building courage, confidence, and character.

For more information regarding Cub Scouts, please contact Mark Letersky, Cubmaster at (443) 310-4328.

Junior Maker Club

This design club is for boys and girls in grades 1 through 4. Students will participate in a new project each week that encourages creativity and design thinking.

LEGO League

Students in grades 5 through 8 use critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to work together and create innovative solutions to real world scenarios. The team competes in annual contests.

Mast Tennis Academy

Learn how to play tennis from an expert. This program is focused on developing each player’s game while helping improve the fundamentals. All skill levels are welcome!

Middle School Clubs

Middle School Clubs provide students with an opportunity to explore specific areas of interest. These clubs might include art, chess, classic films, cooking, dance, debate, engineering, fitness, maker “design” club, television and radio, and yearbook club.

Middle School Sports

Middle School athletics begin in 5th grade! Students have the opportunity to choose from 15 teams in 12 sports over the three-season year. Participation in our interscholastic athletics program is integral to the SJA experience.

Music Lessons

Private instrumental and vocal lessons are offered by professional musicians. Research has found that early musical training helps develop areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. If you are interested in lessons, please contact the instructors below.

Colleen Case, Piano: ( WAIT LIST ONLY)
Hui-Chuan Chen, Piano:  (Mondays with other dates TBD)
Gloria Hague, Piano:  (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)
Lucy Lynch, Piano:  (Dates TBD, Beginners preferred)
Donald Wolcott, Piano, Guitar & Bass: (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Randi Martin, Voice: (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Allison Gardner: Beginning Voice and Guitar: (Thursday and TBD)

Rec Lacrosse

St. James Community Lacrosse is the oldest lacrosse club in the state of Maryland and has become the primary place for students to learn the fundamentals of the game, to develop their skill set, and most importantly, to have fun.


Rec Soccer

St. James Rec Soccer’s quality program focuses on soccer skill development at all levels. Students are taught the fundamentals of the game, while having fun.

Running Club

SJA Running Club is for students in grades 2 through 4. The program promotes the love of running. Students will set goals each week and the club concludes with a 1-mile run at SJA!

Lower School Science Club

This club is for students in grades 2 through 5. Students will participate in several hands-on science experiments that will spark their love of science and boost investigative skills.  


We produce three after-school musicals per year. This program is a great opportunity for students to explore and express their artistic and dramatic talents. Students have been involved in everything from Fiddler on the Roof to The Magic Tree House.