From the Director of Development

St. James Academy touches the lives of our children uniquely with dedicated teachers delivering a rigorous curriculum in a caring environment. The Academy’s expanded physical plant provides opportunities that will help prepare the students for the demands of higher education in the future. Creating this positive learning experience for our children requires the financial commitment of our parents and friends.

Independent schools generate needed funds through a variety of activities: Annual Giving Campaigns, Endowment, Capital Campaigns, and other fundraising efforts.

Each of these endeavors adds strength and depth to our entire community. Participation by parents in many aspects of the school enhances each student’s sense of being part of a broader framework of life and community. I ask that you make the Academy a priority in your charitable giving plans. I have come to believe strongly that annual giving; endowment, capital campaigns and fundraising are all critical and essential elements of a thriving independent educational community. These efforts have created a school, community, and faculty of which we are all proud.


~Analeigh Smith
Director of Development