||At Saint James, we invite our students to be involved, to be inspired and to be engaged. Students are able to explore—though academic, artistic and athletic pursuits—their interests and to develop their talents in a supportive and caring environment. Here, every student has the opportunity to be important and to make a contribution. We treat each other as essential parts of a community—a community in which everyone matters.
Founded in 1842, Saint James is a small, traditional, co-ed Episcopal, boarding school. The picturesque Georgian-style campus sits on 100 acres of farmland containing a natural spring, fields and streams. The campus is located approximately 65 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The region offers many cultural and historic points of interest including the C&O Canal, Harpers Ferry and the Antietam and Gettysburg Battlefields. Faculty and students enjoy the cultural resources of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area on regular field trips.
Students in grades 8-12 benefit from a challenging college preparatory curriculum, enhanced by a strong visual and performing arts program, competitive athletics and extra-curricular activities. Our faculty is dedicated to the development of mind, body and spirit.
The Mission of Saint James School is to prepare young men and women for academic success in college, and to challenge and inspire them to be leaders for good in the world. We seek to do this within a small and familial residential community which values the moral and spiritual development of our students.
Saint James School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment practices.
The Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan was appointed headmaster of Saint James School in June of 1992. A teacher and chaplain at both the school and university levels before he came to Saint James, he is one of the few Episcopal priests still serving as the head of a secondary school in the United States. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Father Dunnan holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Harvard University and master's and doctoral degrees in theology from Oxford University in England.