St. James Academy

Tel: (410)771-4816
Grades: K-8 | 300 students
Originally founded in 1821 and reestablished in 1957, St. James Academy is an Episcopal parish day school for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Located on 89 leafy acres in Monkton, Maryland, the school provides rigorous preparation for high school matriculation.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1821

Student Body

Total Students 300 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade St. James Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(traditional uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition: $10,850 - $17,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Dianne Fowler


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Dance, Drama, Private Instrumental music and voice lessons, Recreation Council athletics, chess club, karate, scouting Dance, Drama, chess club, karate, scouting, Private Instrumental music and voice lessons,
Recreation Council athletics,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Oldfields School (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oldfields School (3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ashland Preschool Center (6.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sparks Glencoe
    Grades: 8-12 | 184 students
    3 miles
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
  • Glen Arm
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K | 102 students
    5.6 miles
    13300 Manor Rd
    Glen Arm, MD 21057
  • Cockeysville
    Ashland Preschool Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-K | 216 students
    6.1 miles
    116 Ashland Road
    Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Phoenix
     Montessori Manor School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 42 students
    6.5 miles
    3526 Sweet Air Road, PO Box 111
    Phoenix, MD 21131
  • Cockeysville
    Epworth Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 7 students
    6.6 miles
    600 Warren Rd
    Cockeysville, MD 21030

School Reviews

With 10 years (so far) of being a SJA parent and with three children currently attending, I believe that this school is unique and utterly special and we have been blessed to be a part of it! With an incredible faculty, low student-teacher ratio, and rigorous academic program, St. James Academy offers a peerless K-8 educational foundation to its students. Plus, SJA?''s middle school is the only private middle school in the area to integrate the IB program into the curriculum, preparing children for greater intellectual demands and critical thinking in high school and beyond. The other big bonuses about SJA: 1) tuition nearly half of equivalent private schools and 2) extracurriculars are right on campus. Karate, tennis, chess, robotics, drama, scoutings, voice and instrumental lessons just to name a few--this school will meet your child''s interests and needs. SJA even has its own Rec Council. As a mom of three, I can?''t tell you how much I appreciate having all these things in one spot. Plus, the campus is beautiful and hosts many sports and social activities for SJA families throughout the year. The hard-to-define but utterly special thing about SJA is its sense of community. The whole family is welcomed immediately and made to feel at home always. Parents linger and talk after carpool. Older students high-five younger kids arriving at school. Alumni drop in to hug teachers and pop backstage during play rehearsals to say hi to their younger friends. Teachers become lifetime mentors. The school becomes a second home. Everyone smiles going in and coming out. It is a special place.
- Posted by Parent, 09/23/14

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