Application Process at Saint James School

We would love to have you join the Saint James School community! We invite you to learn more about the application process.

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.

Admission Timeline

Follow these five steps to complete the process. Take note of the application deadlines:

Early Decision*: December 1
Regular Decision: January 31

*Early decision is binding — applicants who are accepted agree to enroll at Saint James School and withdraw all applications to other schools.

Apply Online

APPLY ONLINE

The online application includes your general demographic information, a parent questionnaire, and a student questionnaire. Apply now >>



Submit Teacher Recommendations

SUBMIT TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Submit three teacher recommendations. Recommendations are available through the application portal once the application has been submitted.



Submit Official Transcripts

SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Submit official transcripts from this current school year AND the previous school year.



Take the SSATTAKE THE SSAT

Find a test date and register online at www.ssat.org. Use school code 6514 to have your scores submitted to Saint James.



Schedule an interview

SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW

Visit us on campus! You will have an interview with an admission representative and you may also plan a shadow day or campus tour.


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.

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 20

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 20
RegularJanuary 31March 10

*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 20
RegularJanuary 31March 10

*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

Financial Aid not available for Chinese applicants.

Deadlines & Notification


Application DeadlineNotification
Early DecisionDecember 1December 20
RegularJanuary 31March 10

*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

Early Decision

Application Deadline: December 1
Financial Aid Deadline: December 1
Notification: December 20
Enrollment Deadline: January 15

Regular Decision

Application Deadline: January 31
Financial Aid Deadline: January 31
Notification: March 10
Enrollment Deadline: April 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 Admission's Office | Fax: 301-739-1310


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Admissions at Saint James School