Annual Giving at St. James Academy
Dear Friends and Families of the St. James Community,
It is an honor and privilege to serve the community of St. James Academy as the eighth Head of School. An exceptionally professional faculty, an enormously skilled and supportive parent body, and most of all, incredible students comprise this wonderful St. James Academy family. I will work diligently with this family to successfully begin a new chapter in the solid traditions of SJA. Our school is dedicated to bringing children through their educational journey, teaching and guiding them as they grow in confidence and ability, preparing them for secondary and higher education. The foundations our students develop at the Academy will unfold over a lifetime. Small by choice and mission, St. James Academy provides each student with a child-centered and individualized academic experience.
I see many elements within our community which inspire excitement and encouragement. And, I know that none of us achieves success alone. Therefore, I am truly grateful and overwhelmed by those who make possible the success of our Annual Giving & Capital Campaigns.
Your Annual Giving Campaign generosity helps balance the SJA budget, enrich student learning, provide technology/makerspace upgrades, and support need-based financial assistance. Our Lower School Playground, WSJA Radio Studio, and the Middle School Laptop Program are just a small example of how your annual gift along with Patrons’ Association funds benefits Academy students.
We are all truly blessed that the St. James Academy Community encourages spiritual development and models high standards of academic excellence in our students creating an exceptional cornerstone for their continued education. Every uniquely gifted SJA student is a valued presence in this place. Please join me and invest in the students and teachers of SJA. The returns are everlasting!
Charlotte S. Riggs
Head of School