Saint James School Photo #1 - Small classes ensure engagement and mastery of material. A variety of AP and post-AP courses (17 total) allow interested students to pursue subjects in greater depth.
Saint James School Photo #1 - Small classes ensure engagement and mastery of material. A variety of AP and post-AP courses (17 total) allow interested students to pursue subjects in greater depth.
Saint James School Photo #2 - Students come to Saint James from 16 states and 26 countries, living and learning together in a community where every person is welcome, every voice is heard, and every perspective is valued.
Saint James School Photo #3 - Our beautiful, 689-acre campus is situated in a safe, rural environment, but only 70 miles away from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
Saint James School Photo #4 - By choosing to live at Saint James, you gain a second home--and a second family of friends, teachers, mentors, and coaches who are focused as much on your happiness as your performance in the classroom.
Saint James School Photo #5 - Athletics are an integral part of the Saint James experience--keeping our students active; helping them to develop teamwork, leadership, and discipline; and providing opportunities to embrace new experiences.
Saint James School Photo #6 - We invite you to tap into your creativity at Saint James! The arts-Music, Visual Art, Theater, and Dance-are an integral part of school life. Our faculty encourages and nurtures beginners, and guides more advanced students to grow in their sophistication.
Saint James School Photo #7 - Saint James is an Episcopal school but welcoming to students of all faiths. The chapel is a centerpiece of school life. Daily chapel allows for quiet reflection and a way to connect with personal spirituality.
Saint James School Photo #8 - The SJS FAB Lab is MIT-certified, one of only a few in the country at a secondary school to hold that distinction; most are at research institutes or colleges. Students have the opportunity to take a Design Engineering class or join the Maker Club or Robotics Club.
Saint James School Photo #9 - Saint James awards more than $3 million in need-based tuition assistance each year. More than 60 percent of students receive financial aid.
Saint James School Photo #10 - Saint James faculty members are scholars, dorm parents, coaches, friends, and role models. In these many roles, they build relationships that go beyond the traditional student-teacher dynamic--and these relationships last a lifetime.
Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational, Episcopal boarding and day school for students in grades 8-12 located in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Saint James students are grounded in kindness and civility, encouraged to engage in new pursuits, and prepared to succeed at the next level.
Located just 70 miles drive from the cities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and three international airports, our 689-acre campus is a serene home for 235 students from 16 states and 26 countries.
With 95% of full-time faculty residing on campus, relationships are at the core of our community.
Saint James School instills confidence in 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.
Pursuing a classical liberal arts and sciences education, our students gain the knowledge, skills, and intangibles needed for college success.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 232 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,500
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Jan. 31 / rolling

Top Rankings

Saint James School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
232 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
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Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language & Culture, Latin, Physics C, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, United States History, World History: Modern
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Classroom Dress Code
(Blazer and slacks for boys; blazer and skirt or slacks for girls)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day student tuition: $33,500 Boarding tuition (tuition, room and board): $52,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
John Tucker
Admissions Associate
Kelly Espy



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
34 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Big Sib/Little Sib, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Culinary Club, Debate Club, Garden Club, Historical Society, Investment Club, Maker Club, Math Club, Model UN, Newspaper, Psychology Club, Speech and Debate, Sports Medicine Club, Student Activities Committee, Tour Guides, Vestry, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Boys' A Cappella, Chamber Orchestra, Chapel Choir, Dance, Flute Ensemble, Girls' A Cappella, Playwriting and Directing, Private Music Lessons, Stage Crew, String Ensemble, Studio Art, Theater, Wind Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Team, Ski Club

School Notes

  • Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational, Episcopal boarding school with a smaller day student program. With three-quarters of our students boarding and the student body representing 16 states and 26 foreign countries, the school prides itself on offering a personalized approach to learning in a diverse and inclusive environment. As a result of the strong tradition of academic excellence, with competitive athletics and a full program in the arts, Saint James School challenges its students to grow academically, athletically, artistically, socially, and morally.
  • Saint James is located in Hagerstown, Maryland, 75 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Our beautiful, 689-acre campus offers 13 buildings, 9 playing fields, 12 tennis courts, a driving range, and a natural spring (the Bai Yuka). Each weekend, students enjoy chaperoned off-campus activities-including local shopping and dining, museums, visits to major historical sites, and trips to Washington and Baltimore.
  • We worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Episcopal Church, welcoming people of all religious faiths and backgrounds. Daily chapel, an honor code, and a strong culture of respect and civility strengthens our students` spiritual and moral development and deepens their connection to others.
  • Successful applicants are people of outstanding character, academic drive, and curiosity, with wide-ranging interests in athletics, fine arts, and community service. Our students are ambitious but also generous and collaborative.
  • Find your place at Saint James School.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 232 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,500
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Jan. 31 / rolling

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