The hallmark of Saint James School’s academic program is our core curriculum, which is designed to provide a sound foundation in all disciplines and to prepare our students for further study at a four-year college. Both rigorous and supportive, the academic program stimulates and challenges students to develop their strengths and to cultivate and improve skills in other disciplines.
All students are grounded in the basic skills and content of traditional liberal arts and sciences. Advanced Placement courses are offered for able and interested students who are keen to pursue subjects in greater depth. Electives are offered to upper-form students for enrichment and the exploration of new interests.
To foster the self-discipline of effective time management and study habits, time is set aside each evening, Sunday through Thursday, for quiet, focused study. Students work in their dorm rooms, the library, or other academic spaces.
A dedicated faculty inspires, teaches, and encourages our students to meet a particular challenge or strive for an ambitious goal. They are available to students either by appointment or informally, and students are urged to seek out a teacher whenever they need extra help. Small classes, typically 10 to 12 students, ensure that each student is engaged and actively involved in the day’s lesson.