St. James School will provide the following support to ensure greater success for our graduates:
- Direct guidance throughout the high school/college application process and financial aid process.
- Financial assistance for high school tuitions and fees (where applicable).
- Logistical and financial support for transportation to high school (where applicable).
- Social and academic support through a variety of planned activities on and off campus.
Our Graduate Support Program will become a critical component of our students' overall success in high school and college.
At St. James School, we believe in the future of our students. We also know it will take focus and dedication— as well as a personal commitment from our students—for our students to succeed. This not only means graduating from St. James, but also from high school and college.
High School Admissions Support
As early as fifth grade, our students and their parents begin visiting high schools to understand the best choices for matriculation to the ninth grade. In eighth grade, we work more closely with parents and students to help students:
- Prepare for interviews
- Ready for admissions test taking
- Ensure the timely completion of the written application
Alumni Study Hall
Graduates in any of the four years of high school may return to St. James School after their school day ends (on any day when school is in session) to attend study hall and benefit from tutoring by our talented teachers and volunteers...all free of charge!
One night a month, graduates and their families will be able to work on college applications and college scholarship applications. This will be available to any graduate of our school enrolled as a full-time, fourth-year (i.e., senior) high school.
We will maintain ongoing contact with each graduate in a number of ways, including formal and informal visits to high schools, meetings with families, and monthly e-newsletters. We will also host two to three scheduled social events throughout the year as an opportunity for graduating classes to reunite with their peers.