Capital Projects

The School initiates a capital campaign when the need arises for major, specialized initiatives, such as building projects or renovations. Capital campaigns are held over a period of months or years, and are designed to raise money for new buildings and major campus improvements.

Many of our most iconic and enduring facilities would not exist without your contributions to capital campaigns—and you will find examples throughout the Saint James campus. Two turf athletic fields have revolutionized our sports capacity; and, the Biggs Student Center in Kemp Hall is a central gathering place for students to study and socialize. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine Saint James without the Barbara J. Fulton classroom building or the Kerfoot Refectory dining hall. These capital projects have added immeasurably to the School’s assets. Since tuition and gifts to the Annual Fund are not used to fund major building projects and renovations, capital giving is essential to the School’s ability to grow and to expand as new opportunities arise.

Capital giving helps us meet essential longer-term needs, and plan for campus improvements and additions that will ensure a bright future for our students. A strong tradition of capital giving helps Saint James look to the future and grow to meet the evolving needs of our community.

Current Capital Projects

We are excited to begin building the Pohanka Fine Arts Center and the Turner Athletic Center. Both of these projects will greatly enhance our programs at Saint James. We invite you to support these important projects.

Contact Margaret McGuigan, Director of Development, at 301-733-9330 ext 3069 for more information or to make your gift to the campaign.

Pohanka Fine Arts Center

The Pohanka Fine Arts Center will be located behind Claggett Hall overlooking the Bai Yuka. The new facility will include all music classrooms, choir facilities, an art studio, and a small performance venue. Construction is currently underway, with the building expected to open in the Fall of 2019.

The Turner Athletic Center

Renovations will be made to Alumni Hall and the Cotton Building to include a performance gymnasium, new locker room for boys and girls, new locker rooms for visiting teams, and improved wrestling facilities. To learn more about the Turner Athletic Center please enjoy our news story on SJS Announces Plans to Build New Athletic Center.