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Investing in a Saint James' education from preschool 2 through grade 5 is capitalizing on the formative years of your child to ensure the intentional development of intellect and character.  The School provides a stimulating educational environment to cultivate the intellectual and spiritual promise of each student and instill a love for learning. Academic success coupled with a clear value system can create a foundation that gives each student the ability to navigate gracefully through life.

As an independent school governed by our own board of trustees, we are financed by tuition, charitable donations, and the annual fund, and do not receive government funding. We adhere to rigorous accreditation standards. For parents, students and the school, this means:

  • We have the freedom to develop our own one-of-a-kind curriculum, allowing for tremendous variety and creativity in teaching, course content, and the ability to tailor classes according to the needs of our students. Our thematic-based curriculum meets the objectives set forth by the Virginia Standards of Learning; however, our focus is on learning how to think critically and solve problems creatively.

  • We shape our learning community by choosing students and families who place a high value on an excellent education, character development, and service learning, and faculty and staff who best fit our mission and values. With a strong component of service to others, our students learn on a daily basis the importance of giving back. They perform school-wide service projects, which foster action and initiative, and impart respect for the local and global community. Saint James' prepares students to lead with compassion and to live a life of genuine meaning and purpose.

  • We intentionally choose small class sizes, so we can focus closely on each child’s strengths and challenges and foster meaningful relationships between students and faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 8:1, our small classes allow for an authentic relationship between student and teacher and individualized attention needed to succeed, ultimately building self-esteem in students.

The SJES experience empowers students to be productive, conscientious, and well-rounded, in order to meet future challenges in life.  Impact is made not only on academic success but in confidence, character development, and faith. Students are fully prepared to make a significant contribution to any community they choose to join in the future.

The SJES experience empowers students to be productive, conscientious, and well-rounded, completely capable of meeting future challenges in life.  Students are fully prepared to make a significant contribution to any community they choose to join in the future.

With an average student to teacher ratio of 8:1, our small classes allow for:

  • an authentic relationship between student and teacher.
  • individualized attention needed to succeed, ultimately building self-esteem in students.
  • a partnership between teacher and parent.

Our thematic-based curriculum meets the objectives set forth by the Virginia Standards of Learning; however, our focus is on learning how to think critically and solve problems creatively. Impact is made not only on academic success but in confidence, character development, and faith.

With a strong component of service to others, our students learn on a daily basis the importance of giving back. They perform school-wide service projects, which foster action and initiative, and impart respect for the local and global community. Saint James' prepares students to lead with compassion and to live a life of genuine meaning and purpose.

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