High School Selection Guide

During the month of September the students explore the many aspects of transitioning to high school in their 8th grade Leadership Class which includes an individual practice interview with Mr. Adler. You will also schedule a time to meet with Mr. Adler and Mrs. Fowler to discuss your child’s admission profile and ask questions pertaining to your child and the high school process.


“SJA graduates head off to over 16 different high schools after a thoughtful process of considering their interests and goals. We know they will make a difference and we look forward to following their future adventures.”

— Dianne Fowler, High School Placement & Alumni Relations

Although the admission climate is competitive, be assured that graduates of St. James Academy are well prepared and sought after as prime candidates for independent, Catholic, and public upper school programs.

Selecting the best high school match is a time consuming and emotional process. It is also a learning process and a capstone experience for our 8th grade students.