St. James School

17641 College Road,
Hagerstown, MD, 21740-0217
Tel: (301)733-9330
Grades: 8 - 12 | 220 students
AMAZING vs.
The Same Old Thing: Internationally recognized as one of the best small boarding schools in the country, Saint James boasts a challenging core curriculum, preparing our students for college success, not stress.
Located just 70 miles drive from the cities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and three international airports, our 672-acre campus is a serene home for 220 students from 19 states and 12 countries.
With all full-time faculty residing on campus, relationships are at the core of our community.
Saint James is the oldest Episcopal boarding school founded on the Oxford Movement, with rich traditions dating back to 1842.
Saint James is different than other small boarding schools in that we instill a humble confidence in our students which allows them to lead, learn, and live a life of rich experience; a large variety of interscholastic sports provides all students the benefits of athletic competition, sportsmanship, and leadership, while an impressively broad array of offerings in the Arts allow students to flex their creative muscles.  Saint James School's stellar college-preparatory curriculum, with a fun social life free from cliques and where students can grow and gain an advantage, is what makes Saint James amazing.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12
Year Founded 1842

Student Body

Total Students 220 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. James School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, European History, French, Government, Latin, Literature, Physics B, Spanish, Studio Art, United States History  
Average SAT score 1835
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Blazer and slacks for boys; blazer and skirt or slacks for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $27,200
Tuition Notes Day student tuition: $27,200 Boarding tuition (tuition, room and board): $40,800
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,465
Acceptance Rate 54%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Benjamin H. Douglass
Admissions Associate Sarah C. Hopkins

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 09/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ebenezer Christian School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ebenezer Christian School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gateway Christian Academy (4.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended September 07, 2013 - Saint James School challenged my son academically for the first time in his scholastic experience. Coming from a public school setting, the difference in the quality of education, the ability of the teachers to actually teach, and the community bonds that exist were all in stark contrast to what my son and daughter have experienced in public schools. Also, in a time where schools are cutting extracurricular programs, we all love that Saint James has mandatory sports, arts, and community service participation. We could not be happier with the school on every level. - Posted by Parent

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