Living at boarding school means no commuting and more time for learning, sports, extracurriculars, and anything else you want to be involved in!
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.
Boarding at Saint James School means more time with your teachers and deeper relationships. The 24/7 immersion in our community creates additional opportunities to develop independence, resilience, and self-motivation, providing the best preparation for the demands of college.
"The familial aspect of Saint James created unbreakable bonds between me and my peers. The sense of community is unparalleled and I am unlikely to find such in any other place."
- Camilla P. '22
Students from all corners of the world find a home at Saint James.
Saint James boarding students learn to manage their time, handle daily tasks, and take on ownership of their academic work.
Boarding at Saint James means you gain a second home—and a second family of friends, teachers, and mentors.
In their many roles as faculty members, scholars, dorm parents, coaches, friends, and role models they build relationships that last a lifetime.
Our students discover their passions by trying new things.
The Academic Benefits of Boarding School
Percent of students who report that their school is academically challenging:
Hours spent with teachers, coaches, and staff outside of class:
Percent of students who report having high-quality teachers:
Percent of graduates who report being very well prepared academically for college:
The Residential Benefits of Boarding School
Hours per week students report spending on creative endeavors:
Hours per week students report spending on exercise or playing sports:
Percent of students who say their schools offer opportunities for leadership:
Percent who report being very well prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life:
* Statistics are from a study by the Art and Science Group, commissioned by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Boarding at SJS
A Place for You
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.
“The thing I enjoyed most about Saint James is the active community. Here you are able to participate in many different activities that helps to keep you engaged and allows you to meet the diverse people of Saint James."Felipe A. '22