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Lead for Good.

Saint James students are challenged and inspired to become leaders for good in the world. Learn more about how you can join our community.

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At SJS, you'll be challenged and supported as you explore a broad liberal arts curriculum, giving you the knowledge and skills needed for college success.

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You Belong

Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational, Episcopal boarding school with a smaller day student program for grades 8-12 located in western Maryland. From many backgrounds, faiths, and points of view, our students are broadly educated and deeply principled. They are self-confident, well spoken, and fearless in sharing their opinions and beliefs. They are well prepared for college and life. Kind and moral, our students are inspired to lead for good.

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Saint James students are well rounded
Well Rounded and Well Prepared

As a college preparatory school, Saint James students pursue a classical liberal arts and sciences education, gaining the knowledge, skills, and intangibles needed to succeed in college and beyond.

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Global Perspectives
Global Perspectives

With a campus community from all over the world, our students are immersed in unique opportunities to experience new traditions, cultures, and ways of thinking.

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Honor and Character
Honor & Character

The Saint James School culture of trust and mutual respect is made possible by an honor code to which every student and teacher agrees to adhere-in the classroom, on the playing field, and in every other facet of life in this community.

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Episcopal Values at Saint James School
Episcopal Values

Rooted in our Episcopal identity, our worship and values are the heart of this community: faith, respect, gratitude, and inclusivity.

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A Second Home

As a boarding school student, you gain a second home–and a second family of friends, teachers, mentors and coaches who are focused as much on your happiness as your performance in the classroom.

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Discover your passions
Opportunity awaits

At Saint James, you have the opportunity to discover your passions. Whether playing the piano, joining the robotics club, taking a challenging class, or playing a new sport, you’ll stretch yourself here as you engage in new pursuits.

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Students from:

  • 30 Countries
  • 20 States

Faculty who live on campus:

  • 95 Percent

Percent boarding/day:

  • 75/25

Average class size:

  • 11 Students

Student/faculty ratio:

  • 7:1

Percent who report pushing themselves out of their comfort zone at SJS:

  • 97 Percent

AP courses offered:

  • 16

Percent of SJS students accepted into college:

  • 100 Percent

Faculty with advanced degrees:

  • 71 Percent

Total students enrolled:

  • 235
SJS Facts

SJS By the Numbers

The Saint James School mission is to prepare young men and women for success in college and inspire them to be leaders for good in the world. We do this within a small and familial residential community that encourages their moral and spiritual growth. Get the facts to learn more about SJS!

SJS at-A-Glance

Live Bravely. Lead for Good.


the Saints

At Saint James School, you'll live and learn in a caring and collaborative community where students of all backgrounds champion and support each other. Our students seek out opportunities to try new things, push themselves academically, and explore their passions. Along the way, they learn how to live bravely by accepting new challenges with confidence. We invite you to meet a few of our Saints!

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800 Acres of SJS

Our campus offers 14 buildings, 9 playing fields, 12 tennis courts, a driving range, and a natural spring (the Bai Yuka). Visit us to experience first-hand our unique community of friends, teammates, teachers, and mentors. See for yourself that everything you’ve been looking for really does exist in one school.

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Saint James School is located in Hagerstown, Maryland, just 75 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, DC, with easy access to the major airports in those cities. Our location provides the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of living near the nation’s capital, while also enjoying the safety and serenity of our rural, Georgian style campus.

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