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Saint James School

Private | 8-12 | 220 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $120,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

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Posted June 19, 2013

I am a former student (class of 1965). I have consistently discovered throughout the years that the education I received at St. James was in many ways superior to even a college education. After graduation, I spent many years in the military, so it was not until much later that I went to college to pursue two batchelor's and a master's degree. My St. James education helped me all along the way and made my college courses much easier than they would have been with a "normal" high school education. This fact was brought home to me on many occasions, as many of my college classmates were fresh out of high schools of their own and their general level of knowledge was well below the St. James standards. So here it has been 58 years since I graduated, but I still marvel at the quality of the curriculum at St. James. To all the current crop of faculty & staff at St. James I say "Well done, and keep it going".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I'm from Mexico and I sent my daughter there for a year, she was very happy there and she made a lot of friends. The teachers are very good persons, they helped a lot to Maria and I want to thank miss pollock, miss Nicolosi, Mr. Rousseau and specially to miss Djohariah Pfaehler who always looked after her. I think St James was the best choice for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Black 7% 35%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Trinity School of Frederick
St. Mary's Catholic School
Public schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Davidson College
Elon University
New York University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Security personnel
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Fr. D.S. Dunnan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • ABS
  • NAES
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Local morning buses
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
80
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
300
Students typically come from these schools
Trinity School of Frederick
St. Mary's Catholic School
Public schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$25000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Davidson College
Elon University
New York University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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17641 College Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 733-9330

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