Saint James School

17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Live bravely. Lead for good. As a school and as a community, our mission is "to prepare young men and women for academic success in college, and to challenge and inspire them to be leaders for good." Pursuing these timeless ideals in today's chaotic world requires more than the usual dose of courage and character. Saint James students embody both.
  • At Saint James School, you'll embrace intellectual challenge, expanding your knowledge, interests, and skills beyond the familiar.
  • You'll spend your days with close friends in a warm, residential community built on kindness and mutual respect.
  • You'll use your time well, doing what you love and always trying something new, gathering the tools for a lifetime of learning.
  • Located just 70 miles from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and three international airports, our 689-acre campus is home to 235 students from 16 different countries.
  • We invite you to learn more about our community of leaders and learners.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Saint James SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18421909
Campus Size689 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment235 students320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1310* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$20 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBen Douglass
Associate Director of AdmissionsAmelia Fitzsimmons

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin - Vergil, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP United Stated History, AP World History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1416
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1423
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Aviation Club, Boom! Science Club, Community Garden Club, Game Development Club, QED Math Club, SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving), Student Activities, The Confluence (yearbook), The Loom, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Boys' A Cappella, Choir, Girls' A Cappella, PRISM (Persons Rising in Support of Multiculturalism)

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Well rounded and well prepared. Saint James students explore broadly and think deeply, balancing scholarly work and the spirited pursuit of other interests. Small classes (typically 10-12 students) ensure engagement and mastery of material. A variety of AP and post-AP courses (17 total) allow interested students to pursue subjects in greater depth. 
  • Saint James supports our students in ways that only a community of this size and character can. Expert teaching, advising, and mentoring help them cultivate the confidence, skills, and habits of mind that lead to success in college--and beyond.
  • Conveniently located just 70 miles from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, our beautiful 689-acre campus is home to 235 students, with 75 percent choosing to board on campus. By choosing to live at Saint James, you gain a second home--and a second family of friends, teachers, mentors, and coaches who are focused as much on your happiness as your performance in the classroom.
  • Saint James students grow by trying new things. We offer 14 different sports, a wide variety of clubs, service opportunities, and an excellent fine arts program that includes drama, dance, music, and visual art.
  • As an Episcopal school, Saint James introduces all of its students to the liturgical traditions of Anglican Christianity focusing on our common values of humanity, integrity, and compassion. Worshipping alongside people of many faiths gives you constant exposure to other cultures and beliefs. A culture of open dialogue -- where differing perspectives are valued and encouraged -- will allow you to develop skills of civil discourse.
  • We invite you to visit to experience firsthand our unique community. See for yourself that everything you've been looking for really does exist in one school.
  • Saint James School accreditations: Accredited jointly by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • James Holloway - Former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • Alfred T. Mahan - 19th century naval strategist, author of The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783
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