Skip to Main Content

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Saint James School is conducting classes in person for both boarding and day students, with a virtual learning option available to families who prefer it. To ensure the safety of our community, we are not currently hosting visitors, including prospective families. However, we encourage you to check out our many virtual visit opportunities. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
No data available  
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Chat with Parents

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$51,000
Received Financial Aid
59%
Average Financial Aid
$25,000
From Saint James School

Founded in 1842, Saint James School is a coeducational, Episcopal boarding school with a smaller day student program for grades 8-12 located in western Maryland. From many backgrounds, faiths, and points of view, our students are broadly educated and deeply principled. They are self-confident, well spoken, and fearless in sharing their opinions and beliefs. They are well prepared for college and life. Kind and moral, our students are inspired to lead for good. The Saint James community is distinguished by an abiding mutual respect that impacts every aspect of life and learning. Here, every person is welcome, every voice is heard, and every perspective is valued. We invite you to learn more about the Saint James School community.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Saint James School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

YouTube Video

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
82 responses
Average ACT
29
20 responses

MIT-certified FAB Lab

The Saint James FAB Lab is dedicated to developing secondary school STEAM education. The SJS FAB Lab is one of only two MIT-certified FAB Labs at a secondary school in the state of Maryland, and one of the few in the country; most are at research institutes or colleges. The FAB Lab includes four 3D printers, a 60-watt laser cutter, vinyl cutter, desktop milling machine, and ShopBot CNC router.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
  • Baccalaureate
    37%
  • Lessons and carols
    32%
  • School Plays, Sporting Events
    21%
  • None
    11%

Instagram Posts

Boarding

Students Boarding
75%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Canada, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
29%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
225
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 13 responses

Map

loading indicator

Home Listings

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

Saint James School Reviews

Rating 4.26 out of 5  62 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 3 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Saint James School
Rate It!
Rating 4 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List