St. James School is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally underresourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students.

Founding Story

Click here for a brief history of the mission to open St. James School



The St. James School Difference

Educating the Whole Child

  • Common core standards
  • Faith-based learning in the Episcopal tradition
  • Small classes (16 students per grade)
  • 21st century learning and instruction
  • Extended day, week and year
  • 5:1 student/instructor ratio
  • Character strengths building
  • High School Placement and Graduate Support program
  • Faculty and administrators hold advanced degrees
  • Partnering with families
  • Community service
  • Park-like campus
  • Wide array of extracurricular activities and clubs

St. James School General Brochure

Annual Reports

2015-16 Annual Report

2014-15 Annual Report

2013-14 Annual Report

2012-13 Annual Report

2011-12 Annual Report



Middle school: a critical time.

Students are forming the attitudes, values, and habits of mind that will largely direct their behavior as adults. They deserve schools that support them fully during this key phase of life. As a member of the Nativity Miguel Coalition (over 40 faith-based schools nationwide), St. James School will strive for great results.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION St. James School admits students of any race, color, religion, nationality, gender, and ethnic origin to all privileges, programs and activities at the school. St. James School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies.

Please read about our commitment to anti-racism education