Welcome SJA Families!

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Congratulations to all of our Future Foxhounds

This page is a resource for new families as you prepare to begin at SJA. It will be updated throughout the spring and summer to include important information to help with your transition to our school.

School Hours

The school day begins at 8:30 A.M. and ends at 3:00 P.M. Morning carpool begins at 8:00 A.M. Early drop off is available beginning at 7:30 A.M. for families who need it.

St. James Academy provides an enriching After Care program for our students to play, rest, or explore in a supervised setting with experienced educators. Directed by Mrs. Amy Kaltenbach, our program is offered to all students Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM and 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on half days.  The link to sign up for this program will become active this summer.

Summer Play Dates and Meet-ups!

YOUNG FOXHOUNDS | BAGELS & SILLY SONGS
Saturday, July 22 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Families with children in our Young Foxhound Program are invited to join us for a song-filled morning of puppet fun with Silly Goose and Val! Fun fact: Val used to be the Director of Music at St. James! RSVP here!

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN | LET’S GET WILD WITH WILDLIFE ADVENTURES
Thursday, July 20 | 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Families with children entering PreK and Kindergarten in the fall are invited to join us for wild fun with Wildlife Adventures! It’s BYOP — bring your own picnic! We’ll supply a special frozen treat. RSVP here!

FIRST & SECOND GRADE | MAGICAL AMUSEMENTS
Tuesday, July 11 | 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Families with children entering First and Second Grade in the fall are invited to experience magic amusements with magician Adam Stone. It’s BYOP — bring your own picnic! We’ll supply a special frozen treat. RSVP here!

INTERMEDIATE WING | FIELD FUN WITH WONDERFLY GAMES
Tuesday, July 25 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Families with children entering grades 3-5 are invited to join us for field game fun courtesy of Wonderfly Games! Try bubble soccer, take a turn in the Hamster Ball, play putt-putt, and more. It’s BYOP – bring your own picnic! We’ll supply a special frozen treat. RSVP here!

MIDDLE SCHOOL MEET-UP
Wednesday, July 26 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Middle School is taking over the pavilion! Middle Schoolers and their parents are invited to join us for a meet-up and field fun with Wonderfly Games (bubble ball soccer, putt-putt, and more!). Come hang with your SJA friends and meet new ones. Stay tuned for more details! RSVP here!

LOWER SCHOOL ORIENTATION
Thursday, August 31
Orientation for Grades 2-5 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Peek at Your Seat for Grades PK – 5 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

New students joining St. James in Second through Fifth Grade in September are invited to join us for new student orientation on August 31st! Students will become familiar with the St. James campus, meet their teachers, and explore their classrooms. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Snack will be provided. Students joining us in Pre-Kindergarten through First Grade are invited to meet their teachers and explore their classrooms during Peek at Your Seat on August 31st.

LOWER SCHOOL PARENT ORIENTATION
Wednesday, August 23 | 6:00 pm
Virtual Via Zoom

Have questions about uniforms, carpool drop-off, and extracurriculars? Join us virtually from the comfort of your home for our New Lower School Parent orientation. Details will be sent later this summer.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION FOR ALL 6TH GRADERS + NEW STUDENTS
Monday, August 21 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

All sixth grade studentsand students new to St. James Academy’s Middle School are requested to join us at Middle School orientation. Students will have a chance to set-up their new devices, move into their lockers, and participate in engaging activities that will introduce them to their classmates and teachers.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW PARENT ORIENTATION
Monday, August 21 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

All sixth grade parents and new Middle School parents are invited to join us on campus before their child finishes their orientation day for a new parent orientation. Learn about the middle school schedule, uniform requirements, middle school extracurricular opportunities, and more.

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