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Saint James School

Call: 301-733-9330
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Saint James School

At a glance

Location St James, MD
Tuition $46,000
Grades 8-12 Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $2,900,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $20,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 66%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 240

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 11

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 28*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?


Region Baltimore MD Area
Washington DC Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 8-12
Boarding Grades 8-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Student Body Coed
Established 1842
Dress Code Semi-formal
School Setting Other(Urban fringe of Large City)
Campus Size (Acres) 689
Head of School Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan
Endowment $20,000,000


Saint James School is the oldest Episcopal boarding school founded on the Oxford model in the United States. Founded by Bishop William Whittingham in 1842, the School originally included a preparatory school and college. In the years following the Civil War, the college was eliminated and Saint James evolved toward its present shape.

Located in a rural setting, the Georgian-style campus of Saint James sits on 689 acres of farmland containing a natural spring, fields, and streams. The campus lies 5 miles southwest of Hagerstown and is approximately 70 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The region offers many cultural and historic points of interest including the C&O Canal, Harpers Ferry, and Antietam and Gettysburg Battlefields. Faculty and students enjoy the cultural resources of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area on regular field trips.

Throughout its history, Saint James has remained committed to the precepts of sound mind and body, emphasizing the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and moral development of each student through challenging academics, daily athletics, extensive activities, and community service. At the start of each academic day, the entire School gathers for Chapel, providing an opportunity for thought and reflection for faculty and students of all faith traditions. Simultaneously challenged and supported, Saint James students study a traditional curriculum, which provides a solid foundation for strong academic achievement at the collegiate level.


Full Time Faculty 31
Part Time Faculty 3
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 11

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 240
Boys 140
Girls 92
% Boys/Girls 60/40
Boarding Students 164
Day Students 64
% of International Students 25%


E-mail [email protected]
Web Address
Director of Admission Ben Douglass
Application Fee Amount 65
Application Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 31
Financial Aid Awarded $2,900,000
Acceptance Rate 66%
Total Applicants 227
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 54%
Admission Tests Accepted
Day Student Tuition $30,700
Boarding Student Tuition $46,000
International Student Tuition $46,000

College Placement Office

% of Graduates Who Attend College 100

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

field hockey
Recreational Sports
cross-country running
martial arts
table tennis
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Drama Club
Tour Guides




Contact Info

Phone 301-733-9330
Address 17641 College Rd - St James, MD 21740 USA
Email [email protected] 
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