St. James Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (410)771-4816
  • Originally founded in 1821 and reestablished in 1957, St. James Academy is a coed Episcopal parish day school for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
  • IB Middle School, technology integration, strong athletic program, developmentally appropriate early childhood focus in K& Prefirst, many after school programs

School News

  • Mark Sucoloski '14 Wins Prestigious Award at Loyola Blakefield - 09/15/2017 - Congratulations to alum, Mark Sucoloski, Class of '14, the recipient of the 16th Annual Daniel W. McNeal '90 Scholarship Award at Loyola Blakefield.<br /><br />As noted on the Loyola Blakefield website: "This award is given to that member of the junior or seni...more
  • Coffee with Maureen Walsh, Interim Head of School at St. James Academy - 09/15/2017 - St. James Academy is pleased to welcome Interim Head of School Maureen Walsh for the 2017-2018 school year. (cool) progeny featured a story about Ms Walsh.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1821

Student Body

Total Students258 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeSt. James Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(traditional uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 9 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition: $13,018-$17,595
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKatie Wareheim
Admissions AssociateAshley Oleszczuk


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Dance, Drama, Private Instrumental music and voice lessons, Recreation Council athletics

School Notes

  • A strong, safe learning community of 300 students on 89 acres of green space.Extensive professional development provides a skilled faculty who build close relationships with students and parents. High energy classrooms with many resources for deeper exploration of content and hands-on experiences. Weekly chapel and faith in action projects develop students spiritual life. Parent volunteerism builds community and supports school enrichment programs. 
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School Reviews

5  5/17/2016
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.
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