Experience 21st Century Learning!

We invite you to discover the SJA Experience. Parents and students are invited to attend a hands-on learning evening that showcases the Middle School program at St. James Academy. During this live event, families will participate in engaging classroom demonstrations, hear from current parents and students, and connect with our dynamic teachers that challenge and support our students in their academic and social-emotional growth every step along the way.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7PM

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Spark Your Passions

The SJA Experience Video Series

Head of School Message

Middle School

Technology and STEM

Performing Arts

Middle School Athletics

Episcopal Identity


Character Education

St. James Academy Middle School Merit Scholarship

The St. James Academy Middle School Merit Scholarship recognizes fifth grade students who show academic achievement, demonstrate a positive attitude, and contribute to their community. Middle School students are provided opportunities to take appropriate risks in a small safe place that build confidence during a potentially challenging time in their growth and development. Motivated and engaged, our students benefit from enriching activities that enhance their middle school experience and prepare them for high school and beyond. With this scholarship, we seek to enroll exceptional candidates of strong character who aspire to maximize their potential.

Eligibility and Application Process

Scholarship Qualifications

  • New applicant to St. James Academy and independent schools
  • Evidence of stellar academic record and potential as determined by the selection committee
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and contributes to his or her community
  • To remain eligible for this three-year scholarship, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and participate in a meaningful way in at least one extra-curricular activity per year. Candidates should demonstrate academic prowess, intellectual promise, strong character, and an innate curiosity.

Scholarship Admission Process

  • Create online admission account and submit application
  • Submit scholarship essay to the Admission Office (If submitted via email, please use the subject line “Merit Scholarship Application” – admissions@saintjamesacademy.org)
  • Merit Scholarship essay question: St. James Academy students pursue knowledge, build community, and serve others. In essay form, describe a time when you demonstrated a personal commitment in one of these areas.
  • Schedule a shadow day and admission testing (Please note: the admission application and scholarship essay should be submitted prior to the applicant visit).
  • Submit the Transcript & Recommendation Release Form and the Common Referral Forms to your child’s current school. Common Referral Forms are requested from your child’s English and math teachers. Please have the school send these materials to the admission office.
  • Please request a letter of recommendation from a non family member to be sent directly to the admission office.