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Notes for Prospective Students
- What makes Saint James different form other boarding
- College Success vs.
College Stress: Our challenging core
curriculum affords students the opportunity to explore their
intellectual curiosity, becoming thinkers, rather than skimmers.
the same time, Saint James ensures their preparation for college,
giving them an advantage in the college process.
100% of our
classes are accelerated college prep, along with our 14 Advanced
On top of a full course load, students are
also involved in competitive athletics, a superb fine-arts program,
nationally touring choir, music ensembles, and other cultural
opportunities and events.
Cliques: With 220 students, Saint James is a small
community welcoming to all individuals.
Here, you will find older
students hanging out with younger students, day students hanging
out with boarding students, and international students hanging out
with domestic students, as a single cohesive community.
Anything Goes: With a strong, moral grounding,
founded in the Oxford Movement of the Episcopal Church, Saint James
students are kind and genuine.
We all begin our academic day with a
Chapel service and our Honor Code forms the cornerstone of trust
and moral living on campus.
Because of our size and culture, every
student has an opportunity to be important at Saint James.
Providing countless opportunities for leadership and success that
are unmatched by other schools, Saint James students go to college
with a true advantage.
Campus Beauty vs.
Campus Ordinary: 672 beautiful acres set on
the rolling hills of Western Maryland afford our students with a
peaceful and safe home.
Located seven miles from Antietam National
Battlefield, Saint James played an integral role in the Civil War.
Our beautiful campus is only one hour from Washington, D.C.,
Baltimore, and three international airports.
School accreditations: Accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and approved by the
Maryland State Board of Education.
Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae: James Holloway - Former
Chair, Joint Chiefs of StaffAlfred T.
Mahan - 19th century naval
strategist, author of The Influence of Sea Power Upon History,