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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
17641 College Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Telephone
(301) 733-9330

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,500
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)
$49,500
Received Financial Aid
59%
Average Financial Aid
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.

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Saint James School Rankings

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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
66 responses
Average ACT
29
17 responses

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
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  • Baccalaureate
    37%
  • Lessons and carols
    32%
  • School Plays, Sporting Events
    21%
  • None
    11%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    75%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Republic of, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    22%

    Students

    Diversity
    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

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    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

    56 reviews
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    Between our two children, we have been part of the St. James community for 7 years. In spite of living less than 10 miles from the school, both of our boys boarded! Our younger son wanted to move in within in two weeks of his second form (8th grade). The friendships that they formed with kids from around the world are beyond priceless. The mix of athletics, academics, and the arts helps to create a truly well-rounded student who is very prepared for success in college and beyond. The happiness of our sons has made us so grateful and thankful for the opportunity to be part of the wonderful St. James community. Even we have made life-long friends from St. James!
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    Saint James offers both structure and the opportunity for growth. Academics are strong. The campus and facilities are beautiful. I believe students will complain about the same things they'd dislike at any school because they're teenagers trying to find independence. Students are given the opportunity to explore new actives and interests, engage socially with both students and faculty, participate in sports and the arts and take challenging courses. Diversity is a plus. I do think the administration could work on equal treatment of boys and girls.
    Saint James is a remarkable school. The Faculty inspires the students to become lifelong learners and to become leaders for good in the world. It is one of the oldest boarding schools in the country, and is celebrating 175 years of academic excellence. Take the time to visit the campus and meet students, teachers, and staff members. It is a life-changing school!