Nestled in the bucolic countryside of Baltimore County, St. James Academy offers a challenging curriculum in a nurturing environment that celebrates each student’s individual gifts and inspires all to become contributing members of their world. SJA provides a safe place for students to take risks, learn from mistakes, and explore interests— all essential for building confidence. 

A student at St. James Academy since kindergarten, Jackson serves on the school’s student council, participates in sports and is a member of the Destination Imagination team, a project-based innovation program. Jackson embodies the St. James Academy mission believing that one should “leave the world better than we found it.” Jackson hopes to make his mark through his many contributions to the school community. Equally well-rounded, seventh-grader Ava is a fellow student council representative who contributes to the community as a compassionate peer and dependable teammate on the basketball team.

Ava believes that leadership means “always trying to set a good example.” For Ava, listening is far more important than talking, and she always strives to be available and approachable. She and Jackson are visible role models for fourth-grader Sarah, who believes that strong leaders “demonstrate good examples for others, always have a positive attitude, and always stand up for others.” Sarah aims to exhibit these principles every day and credits SJA for inspiring her creativity. St. James Academy instills an “anything is possible” belief in its students allowing Jackson to dream of a career in the performing arts, Ava to imagine owning a business and Sarah to follow her love of art. All of these aspirations are possible with a St. James Academy education. Open house at St. James Academy is November 20, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Visit saintjamesacademy.org to learn more.