A beautiful 80-seat performance space
The capital projects included in the Make A Difference Campaign have been so generously supported by the Saint James School community, and we thank each and every one of you for your contributions. View the list of donors.
- Pohanka Fine Arts Center ($7 million) - COMPLETE
- Rocca & Young Faculty Townhouses ($0.5 million) - COMPLETE
- Turner Athletic Center ($12 million)
- Boys' Dormitory ($4 million)
- Cotton Building Renovations ($0.5 million)
- Pohanka Fine Arts Center
- Turner Athletic Center
- Boys' Dormitory
- Cotton Improvements
- Faculty Housing
- Progress of Capital Projects
Fine Arts Center
The first capital project to be completed as part of the Make A Difference Campaign, the Pohanka Fine Arts Center provides state-of-the-art facilities for our Music and Visual Arts programs, allowing our students and faculty to grow and develop in new and exciting ways. An architectural work of art located near the Bai Yuka, this beautiful three-story, 22,000 square-foot building makes a statement that Saint James prioritizes the arts.
Because of the excitement and energy of the new building, the Pohanka Fine Arts Center has become a gathering place for all our students, regardless of their affiliation with the fine arts program. This organic exposure will further embed the arts into the fabric of the students’ experience.
“Now that we have officially opened the Pohanka Fine Arts Center I have a new appreciation of “space.” We now have the space to create, the space to store, and the space to expand.”Jeremy McDonald, Visual Arts Faculty
Dedicated studios for 2D, 3D, and digital art
The music program now has triple the number of teaching spaces
A work of art that ties different style elements together
A beautiful welcome to the Pohanka Fine Arts Center
A formal space to display artwork
Students can relax or study with a gorgeous view of the Bai Yuka
Daily athletics are central to the Saint James experience for all 230+ students on campus. Whether a student is a starter for one of our MAC Championship teams, a future college athlete refining his or her skills, or a second or third form student trying out a sport for the very first time, the Turner Athletic Center represents an exciting step up for every Saint.
The new locker rooms, indoor turf field, performance basketball gymnasium, wrestling center, fitness center, and other amenities offered by the Turner Athletic Center will help all our student athletes and faculty coaches reach the next level in their athletic development!
“As a family, we feel it is important that Saint James be more than a private boarding school and that there are opportunities for sharing in the community whether it be through Chapel, the Pohanka Fine Arts Center, or the Turner Athletic Center. ”Toni Turner, Past Parent (Parker '02 & Garrett '04)
A new gymnasium for the Saints with increased seating
A new facility to showcase one of our strongest athletic programs
New locker rooms for the Saints and visiting teams
A one-of-a-kind indoor training facility
View of the back of the Turner Athletic Center
A redesigned entrance will make the facility accessible to all
A beautiful lobby area will greet our guests
As part of the extended Make A Difference Campaign, Saint James proposes to build a new, 28-bed boys’ dormitory that includes three faculty housing units.
A new dormitory is needed due to a sustained growth in the number of applicants and students interested in boarding. Construction of a new dormitory will also allow the School to achieve its enrollment goal of 80% boarding students.
This new dorm will allow re-designation of Onderdonk or Mattingly as a girls’ dormitory, splitting the increase in beds between boys and girls. We will also gain much needed housing for three male teachers with two apartments and one townhouse with outside entrances.
The fundraising goal for the new dormitory is $4 million, of which $1.5 million has been pledged to date. Your gift to the Boys’ Dormitory will Make A Difference in the lives of students and faculty alike!
With the successful opening of the Pohanka Fine Arts Center, the Bowman-Byron Center, in the Cotton Building, has become the primary home of the Saint James Mummers’ Society and the Dance Program. Several exciting projects have been identified to make it a thriving center for dance and theater for years to come.
Rocca & Young
Faculty TownhousesThanks to generous donations from Roland and Dona Young (parents of Taylor ‘09) and Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Rocca, Jr. (grandparents of Thomas E. Rocca ‘13), Saint James has been able to build two faculty townhomes. This housing allows the School to recruit and, far more importantly, retain talented faculty who wish to teach our wonderful students and build families of their own while living on campus.
Garages for each townhome are currently being constructed, giving these families extra space for cars or storage.
We thank our generous donors whose gifts will make a difference for generations of Saints to come.
We are raising funds for the Turner Athletic Center, Boys' Dormitory, and the Cotton Building improvements. If you would like to support one of these projects, please reach out to us or make a gift online.