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Welcome

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 wish 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, students work in their dorm rooms, the library, or the study hall room. 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 class.
"...challenge and inspire them to be leaders for good in the world." - Academics
Faculty Profile
Mary Stevens
Latin

Mary Stevens is in her seventh year as Latin Teacher. The North Carolinian is not alone, however, as her twin sons Patrick and Steven Hart are fifth formers. The former public school teacher talks about the transition from public to private school, what she likes best about teaching and having her children in class.

You were teaching Latin at a North Carolina public high school prior to Saint James?

MS:
I taught Latin at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I was looking for a better opportunity professionally and also one for my sons. A friend of mine teaches at Woodberry (Virginia). He suggested I look into a boarding school community, which I had never considered before.

This is your seventh year at Saint James…something must have clicked?

MS: It’s tough being away from family, but Saint James School is a great school community and the school has been great for the boys. We have grown closer together. And it’s great to live in a different place that is so rich in history and natural resources. I love to go out exploring and hiking on the AT (Appalachian Trail).

What about teaching differences in the classroom?

MS: It’s a different way of teaching because of the small class size. I can help the students a lot more. And that is what’s so gratifying – always finding a way to help a student. My goal is not to give up on anyone.

Have you seen the fruits of your labor?

MS: Being the only Latin teacher, you are with them from the very beginning to the very end. I have had students take AP (Advanced Placement) Latin who I didn’t think stood a chance of taking it and they excelled in it. You develop a close relationship with them and get to share in their succesess as a result of their time and effort.

Have you had your sons in class?

MS: Yes…(laughs) I tried to get them to call me Ms. Stevens, but they rolled their eyes and said ‘Mom’ instead. It’s been very rewarding to see my boys develop into young men in a great school community.
Book List 2014-2015 (for download)
Book List 2014-2015 (PDF)
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Please note that the list does not include English books, which must be purchased new, and will be available through the School Store during Orentation and Welcome Week.
Book List 2014-2015
A History of the Modern World Since 1815*
AP European History:

R. R. Palmer
978-0073255033

*note: this book is out of print. You may need to search multiple vendors to locate it.

A History of the Modern World to 1815*
AP European History:

R. R. Palmer
978-0073255026

*note: this book is out of print. You may need to search multiple vendors to locate it.

America’s History, For the AP Course, 8th Edition
AP United States History:

James A. Henretta
ISBN-13: 978-1457628931
http://amzn.to/1kq4Jsg

American Democracy Now
Political Economy:

Brigid Harrison
ISBN-13: 978-0073526393
http://amzn.to/1AHxs0C

An Ordinary Man
Developing Nations:

Paul Rusesabagina
ISBN-13: 978-0143038603

Archimedes and the Door of Science
Ancient History:

Jeanne Bendick
ISBN-13: 978-1883937126


Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
AP World History:

Jared Diamond
ISBN-13: 978-0143117001

Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism
Developing Nations:

Scott B. Cook
978-0673992291

Earth And Its Peoples
AP World History:

Richard W. Bulliet
978-0618771486


Finding Nouf
Developing Nations:

Zoë Ferraris
ISBN-13: 978-0547237787

Global Studies: China
Developing Nations:

Zhiqun Zhu
978-0078026195


Global Studies: The Middle East
Developing Nations:

Azzedine Layachi
978-0073527758


Naked Economics
Political Economy:

Charles Wheelan
ISBN-13: 978-0393337648
http://amzn.to/1xKSXJI

Not So Quiet...
Modern European History:

Helen Zenna Smith
978-0935312829

Outliers
Political Economy:

Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN-13: 978-0316017930
http://amzn.to/1kql9B4

The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century, Student Edition
United States History:

Gerald A. Danzer
ISBN-13: 978-0618689873


The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version
Introduction to Christianity:

NRSV Bible Translation Committee
ISBN-13: 978-0195283808

The Western Tradition, Vol. 2: From the Renaissance to the Present
AP European History:

Eugen Weber
978-0669394436


U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination
AP United States History:

John J. Newman
ISBN-13: 978-0789189042

World History: Patterns of Interaction
Ancient History & Modern European History:

Holt McDougal
ISBN-13: 978-0547491127

Advanced Placement French: Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination
AP French Language:

Richard Ladd
ISBN-13: 978-0133175370

Allons Au-dela!
AP French Language:

Inc. Pearson Education
ISBN-13: 978-0133179538

Bon voyage! Level 1 Workbook and Audio Activities
French 1:

Conrad Schmitt and McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN-13: 978-0078656323
http://amzn.to/1tCNZRz

Bon voyage! Level 1, Student Edition
French 1:

McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN-13: 978-0078791444
http://amzn.to/1ucdfPP


Bon voyage! Level 2 Workbook and Audio Activities Student Edition
French 2:

McGraw-Hill
978-0078656620

Bon voyage! Level 2, Student Edition
French 2:

McGraw-Hill Education
978-0078791468

Bon voyage! Level 3, Student Edition
French 3:

McGraw-Hill Education
978-0078791482

Bon voyage! Level 3, Workbook and Audio Activities Student Edition
French 3:

McGraw-Hill Education
978-0078656811

Le Petit Nicolas
French 200:

Sempe-Goscinny
ISBN-13: 978-2070364237

Une Fois Pour Toutes C2009 Student Edition
AP French Language:

Prentice Hall
ISBN-13: 978-0133611236

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Omnibus Workbook
Latin 1:

North American Cambridge Classics Project
ISBN-13: 978-0521787475
http://amzn.to/UmrqkM

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 Student's Text
Latin 1:

North American Cambridge Classics Project
ISBN-13: 978-0521782289

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 2 Student's Text
Latin 1:

Stephanie Pope
ISBN-13: 978-0521782296



Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3 Student's Text
Latin 2:

Stephanie Pope
978-0521782302

Cambridge Latin Course Unit 4 Student's Text
Latin 3:

North American Cambridge Classics Project
ISBN-13: 978-0521534147

Collins Latin Concise Dictionary
Latin 3:

HarperCollins Publishers
978-0060536909

Ovid: Amores, Metamorphoses
Survey of Latin Literature:

Charbra Adams Jestin
ISBN-13: 978-0865164314


The Student's Catullus
Survery of Latin Literature:

Daniel H. Garrison
978-0806136356

Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6
Latin 3:

Barbara Weiden Boyd
ISBN-13: 978-0865167643
http://amzn.to/1kb3LQk

Español 1
Spanish 1:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616052515
http://bit.ly/1xKOYNb

Español 1: Practice Workbook 1
Spanish 1:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616052478
http://bit.ly/1nSt9u6

Español 1: Speaking and Listening Workbook 1
Spanish 1:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616052485
http://bit.ly/1ogNX9U

Español 2
Spanish 2:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616052560
http://bit.ly/1pMaXyW

Español 2: Practice Workbook 2
Spanish 2:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616052522
http://bit.ly/1kqkmzX

Español 2: Speaking and Listening Workbook 2
Spanish 2:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616053499
http://bit.ly/1uPajcd

Español 3
Spanish 3:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616059101
http://bit.ly/1kb5gxP

Español 3: Practice Workbook 3
Spanish 3:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616059293
http://bit.ly/1kb5o0t

Español 3: Speaking and Listening Workbook 3
Spanish 3:

Inc. Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN-13: 978-1616059187
http://bit.ly/1u73kHq

Algebra 2, Grades 9-12
Algebra 2:

Holt McDougal 
978-0547315263


Calculus: A Complete Course
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and Multivariable Calculus:

Ross L. Finney
ISBN-13: 978-1256063957


Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach
Geometry:

Michael Serra
ISBN-13: 978-1559538824
http://amzn.to/1pvBy6b

Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 1: Student Edition 2011
Algebra 1:

Holt McDougal
ISBN-13: 978-0547315157


Precalculus with Limits
Math Analysis:

Ron Larson
ISBN-13: 978-1133947202
http://amzn.to/1rWr7M5

Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic
Pre-Calculus:

Franklin D. Demana
ISBN-13: 978-0131369061


Campbell Biology in Focus, AP Edition
AP Biology:

Michael L. Cain
ISBN-13: 978-0133102178


Chemistry
AP Chemistry:

Steven S. Zumdahl
978-1133611097


Environmental Science: Your World, Your Turn
Environmental Science:

Jay Withgott
ISBN-13: 978-0133724752
http://amzn.to/1m5yjOQ

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology:

Edwin F. Bartholomew
ISBN-13: 978-0131362161


Fundamentals of Physics
AP Physics C:

David Halliday
ISBN-13: 978-0470547892
http://amzn.to/1A2rPtx


Holt McDougal Biology: Student Edition 2012
Biology:

Holt McDougal
ISBN-13: 978-0547586663


Holt McDougal Physics: Student Edition 2012
Physics:

Holt McDougal
ISBN-13: 978-0547586694


Modern Chemistry: Student Edition 2012
Chemistry:

Holt McDougal
ISBN-13: 978-0547586632


Science Explorer: Chemical Building Blocks
Introduction to Physical Science:

Prentice Hall
ISBN-13: 978-0133651119
http://amzn.to/1tCLMWd

Science Explorer: Chemical Interactions
Introduction to Physical Science:

Prentice Hall
ISBN-13: 978-0133651126
http://amzn.to/1oVIbiW

Science Explorer: Motion, Forces, Energy
Introduction to Physical Science:

Prentice Hall
ISBN-13: 978-0133651133
http://amzn.to/1xKIsWA

Psychology
Psychology:

Saundra K. Ciccarelli
ISBN-13: 978-0205973361
http://amzn.to/1ogwm1K