• Application Process

    Getting In

    Over the past five years, Saint James has received an average of 230 applications per year. We have accepted an average of 100 students per year. Successful applicants have outstanding character, academic drive, curiosity, and wide-ranging interests in athletics, fine arts, and community service. Joining our small, close-knit community of leaders and learners gives each Saint James student the opportunity to stand out and the chance to be important.

    Personalized Application Process

    Early Decision

    Early decision is an excellent option for students who have already decided that Saint James School is their first choice. Acceptance is binding --- applicants who are accepted agree to enroll at Saint James School and withdraw all applications to other schools.

    Applicants applying for financial aid may NOT apply for Early Decision.

    Please follow the appropriate process below and be sure to select the "Early Decision" option when completing your application.


    Deadlines & Notification

    Application DeadlineNotification
    December 1December 28

    U.S. Student Application Process

    • Apply Online and pay the non-refundable $65 application fee by debit or credit card.
    • If you plan to apply for financial aid: start the financial aid application now
    • Submit three (3) teacher recommendations: English, Math, Counselor.
      • Recommendations are distributed and submitted electronically and are available through the application portal once the application has been submitted.
    • Submit official transcripts from this current year AND previous year.
    • Submit SSAT Scores: register for exam (school code 6514)
    • Schedule an interview (in-person or Skype): To schedule, please call (301) 733-9330 ext. 3004 or email admissions@stjames.edu


    Deadlines & Notification

    Application DeadlineNotification
    Early DecisionDecember 1December 28
    RegularJanuary 31March 10

    *Students applying for Early Decision cannot apply for financial aid. Acceptance for Early Decision is binding--- students who are accepted agree to enroll at Saint James School and withdraw all applications to other schools.

    International Application Process

    • Apply Online and pay the non-refundable $115 application fee by debit or credit card.
    • Submit three (3) teacher recommendations: English, Math, Counselor.
      • Recommendations are distributed and submitted electronically and are available through the application portal once the application has been submitted.
    • Submit official transcripts from this current year AND previous year.
    • Submit SSAT Scores: register for exam
    • Non-English Speakers ONLY: submit TOEFL Scores: register for exam
    • Schedule an interview (in-person or Skype): To schedule, please call (301) 733-9330 ext. 3004 or email admissions@stjames.edu


    Deadlines & Notification

    Application DeadlineNotification
    Early DecisionDecember 1December 28
    RegularJanuary 31March 10

    *Students applying for Early Decision cannot apply for financial aid. Acceptance for Early Decision is binding--- students who are accepted agree to enroll at Saint James School and withdraw all applications to other schools.

    Chinese Application Process

    Students from mainland China applying to grades 10 or 11 will automatically be applying for our wait list; those applications will be considered in the rare case that a current student from mainland China does not return for the next school year.


    Once the General Information section of the online application AND the Vericant interview have been received, the Admission Committee will review the information and invite qualified students to personally interview with an Admission officer by Skype, during a campus tour, or during the Director of Admission's trip to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Interviews and campus visits are by invitation only.


    • Submit three (3) teacher recommendations: English, Math, Counselor.
      • Recommendations are distributed and submitted electronically and are available through the application portal once the application has been submitted.
    • Submit official transcripts from this current year AND previous year.
    • Submit SSAT Scores: register for exam
    • Submit TOEFL Scores: register for exam


    Deadlines & Notification

    Application DeadlineNotification
    Early DecisionDecember 1December 28
    RegularDecember 1March 10

    *Students applying for Early Decision cannot apply for financial aid. Acceptance for Early Decision is binding--- students who are accepted agree to enroll at Saint James School and withdraw all applications to other schools.



    Admission Deadlines

    Application DeadlineFinancial Aid DeadlineNotificationEnrollment Deadline
    Early DecisionDecember 1Not AvailableDecember 28January 13
    Chinese December 1Not AvailableMarch 10April 10
    Regular January 31January 31March 10April 10

    * Applications received after January 31 will be considered on a rolling basis, if space remains available. Financial aid applications completed and verified with supporting documents after January 31 will be considered on a rolling basis, if funding remains available.

    Questions?

    Phone: 301-733-9330 ext. 3004 | Email: admissions@stjames.edu | Fax: 301-739-1310

    Powered by Finalsite