At Saint James’, our academics are rooted in children’s innate curiosity to learn. We know from research and our own experiences that inquiry drives learning, whether in preschool through play, or in our elementary school with project-based learning across all curriculum content, sense-making mathematics, investigative science, or exploring the past through inquiry-driven discoveries. Students are required to think deeply in all areas, as the content they learn is guided by exploration and curiosity to find answers to the questions they’ve formed.
“Experience the Episcopal traditions of service, compassion, and respect.” These virtues listed in our mission statement are woven through all subjects; we believe that fostering students who are guided by virtues creates intrinsically motivated students who approach learning with inquisitiveness and enthusiasm, and respect for self and others. We are deeply committed to fostering an attitude for, and appreciation of, service to the community. Each fifth grade student is asked to research a project, mission, or organization to dedicate a year-long community service project that is presented to the school community at the school year’s end. Additionally, there is a church and school-wide community service project each month, and students are encouraged to participate.