St. Jerome Institute

We are a private, independent high school program that welcomed our first class Fall 2019.
SJI`s distinctive approach is grounded in a Christ-centered, liberal arts curriculum that engages the tradition while also addressing contemporary educational concerns.
Designed in a seminar format, the curriculum is a unified, four-year program of study that integrates subjects to provide more context, deeper understanding, and greater mastery than a typical lecture style.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 65 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,500
  • Acceptance rate: 76%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Jerome Institute ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
65 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
St. Jerome Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Emily Strab



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ancient Greek, Chess Club, SAT Prep

Arts and Music Programs:
Swing Dance Club, Troubador Traditions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Combative Movement, Fly fishing, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • SJI`s curriculum is based on the nationally-recognizedSt Jerome Academy educational plan.SJI`s philosophy of the human person, vision for academic community and school culture, methodology, and Christocentric approach are fully anchored in the SJA educational plan.The SJI curriculum is both a continuation of that plan into the high school years and an authentic development of its core values tailored to the opportunities and challenges of young adulthood.
  • The high school years mark a significant change in the life of the child. This is the time when girls and boys become young women and men. It is a dramatic time in the young person`s life, full of promise and peril. On the one hand, young people will naturally desire greater autonomy and enjoy new freedoms. Consequently, they begin to take greater ownership of their own education. On the other hand, driven by profound new longings and questions, students depend more than ever on friends and the broader community for their sense of identity. Their new freedoms place them in situations that can test their self-knowledge and self-command, often with a great deal at stake.Keeping this dichotomy in mind, SJI is devoted to maintaining a vibrant, respectful, and thoughtful community that lives out the truth that everything a school does teaches in some way. Within this humane community, students, teachers, and families can grow in knowledge and virtue.
  • At SJI we believe that education fundamentally involves the formation of the human person. Beneath every class, every lesson lies our great responsibility to more deeply engage the question of each student`s destiny and purpose. Children in our society have been underestimated not merely in terms of what they can come to know or understand, but also in their capacity to love. At SJI, we give students the opportunity to strike out beyond the cynical, the tired, and the trite offerings so frequently designated to them, so that they may dare to gaze in wonder and awe at the great gift of the world around them.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Jerome Institute cost?
St. Jerome Institute's tuition is approximately $16,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Jerome Institute?
The acceptance rate of St. Jerome Institute is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 60%.
What sports does St. Jerome Institute offer?
St. Jerome Institute offers 14 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Dance, Fencing, Intramural Sports Only, Martial Arts, Paddle Tennis, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Weightlifting. St. Jerome Institute is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for St. Jerome Institute?
The application deadline for St. Jerome Institute is Dec. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Although I`ve only been at SJI for one year, it is hands down the best school I`ve been to! The school community is like a family supporting each other on their academic and spiritual journey. The academics are challenging and rewarding; the teachers encourage students to understand topics truly. Additionally, they have music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
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This school is an amazing blessing to our family! Our son works hard and is learning a lot in all of his classes -- even Gym! He usually has homework, but most days have time for family, chores, practice, and other activities. The teachers are loving and inspiring. This place is unlike any other school in a thoughtful way that everything fits together. I believe they are preparing my son to live well as he becomes an adult.
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I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to attend SJI High School. The students are very encouraging, friendly, and kindhearted. The teachers are very caring, kind, and supportive and will go above and beyond to help me with my schoolwork. SJI is helping me prepare for college. I enjoy celebrating Feast Days and spending time with students and staff. I love SJI.
- Posted by
Deeply impressed with the commitment level of the faculty, especially the appreciation for beauty and excellence by the leadership. High-quality academic instruction, individual feedback and care. Though extracurriculars are limited due to size and newness of school, whole-person education more than makes up for it!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 65 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,500
  • Acceptance rate: 76%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $29,363 for elementary schools and $33,185 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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