At a Glance

At A Glance

In keeping with the mission and philosophy of Saint James School, we seek “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,” and “we seek to develop and nurture all their talents and intelligences, challenging them to grow academically, athletically, artistically, socially, and morally in the context of a close and supportive residential community.”

  • Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational boarding school with a smaller day student program.
  • Located in central Maryland on a 100-acre campus surrounded by 690 acres of school-owned farmland, approximately 5 miles south of Hagerstown and about 70 miles from both Washington, DC and Baltimore.
  • 225 students enrolled in Forms II-VI (grades 8-12).
  • Class of 2015 = 51 students.
  • Boarding students comprise approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the student population; students represent 17 states and 13 foreign countries.
  • Thirty-two (32) full time teaching faculty. Fifty percent (50%) hold advanced degrees.
  • 7:1 student-faculty ratio. Average class size is 11 students.
  • Accredited jointly by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education.
  • Member of the Cum Laude Society, NACAC, PCACAC, ACCIS, College Board, NAIS, AIMS, and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
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