Benefits of Boarding School


Well Rounded and Well Prepared.

Boarding school offers an extraordinary academic experience while providing the opportunity to try new things, challenge yourself, build character, and make lifelong friendships. There is no better preparation for college, and beyond.

Saint James School is a coeducational boarding and day school serving grades 8-12 located in western Maryland. Living in our community means round-the-clock immersion in a diverse and talented group of motivated, hard-working, and principled people. It means feeling valued and respected. It means always having someone to hang out with, to learn from, and to lean on.

"Make sure you are open to having lots of new, sometimes challenging, always rewarding experiences here."

The Academic Benefits of Boarding School


Challenged

Percent of students who report that their school is academically challenging:

91% of boarding school students report being academically challenged

Supported

Hours spent with teachers, coaches, and staff outside of class:
Boarding school students spend 9 hours with staff outside of class

Percent of students who report having high-quality teachers:

96% of boarding school students report having high-quality teachers

Prepared

Percent of graduates who report being very well prepared academically for college:

78% of boarding school students report being academically prepared for college

A Place For You.

Each morning we rise with our friends, sharing laughter and stories and breakfast. Our school family lends love and support that carries us as we go about our days. Each night we return to a place where we're accepted for who we are and celebrated for the things that make us unique.

"Our days are well planned. There is time to do everything--and none to waste."
-Victoria Vando '19

The Residential Benefits of Boarding School


Hours per week students report spending on creative endeavors:

6 hours per week boarding school students spend on creative endeavors

Hours per week students report spending on exercise or playing sports:

12 hours per week boarding school students spend on sports

Percent of students who say their schools offer opportunities for leadership:

77% of boarding school students report having opportunities for leadership

Percent who report being very well prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life:

87% of boarding school graduates report being prepared for non-academic aspects of college

* Statistics are from a study by the Art and Science Group, commissioned by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

What do students have to say about boarding school?


Student Perspective: Truth About Boarding School

Download this special report!

We asked our students to respond to facts from The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) study on the "Truth About Boarding School." Download this report to get the student perspective on boarding school!

I think one of the biggest benefits of boarding school is having all of the options right at your fingertips.
Being at boarding school has introduced me to people from across the world and has given me different perspectives and viewpoints.

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Why Boarding School? The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) also has comprehensive FAQs about boarding in general for students and parents.


Boarding School Life at Saint James