The Episcopal School in North Philadelphia

College Connections

Post-Secondary Partnerships and Paths 

Our college and university partners are committed to improving the college attendance and completion rates of our students who are often the first in their families to attend college. To that end, they ensure that accepted St. James students will have increased support services, lower financial burden, and close coordination with the St. James School Graduate Support team in an effort to accomplish this shared goal.

Our current partners:

Cabrini University

Cabrini University has announced a partnership with St. James School, a middle and high school committed to educating traditionally under-resourced students in a nurturing environment, aimed at ensuring St. James graduates earn college degrees.


Harcum College

To help increase completion rates for first generation college students and low-income students, Harcum College is partnering with St. James School to ensure their graduates earn college degrees.


Holy Family University

Holy Family University and St. James School have launched a first-of-its-kind program in Philadelphia to ensure post-secondary education success for low-income African American students, who are often first-generation college students and under-represented on college campuses.


Our graduates currently attend or have graduated from:

In the News

North Philadelphia school to make college a reality for low-income students

“I’ve thought about this a lot,” said eighth-grade student Mercedez Ingram. “I really want to become a doctor.” Ingram had just wrapped up a hybrid class at St. James School, which has recently committed to creating more opportunities for students just like her.

St. James School, Cabrini form a post-secondary partnership

St. James School, the only Episcopal school in the city of Philadelphia, has announced a post-secondary partnership with Cabrini University that will aim to ensure St. James graduates earn college degrees.

St. James School unviels college partnership with Holy Family Univ.

“Our shared values of providing holistic support for student success make this an ideal partnership,” said University President Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD. “It was an honor to meet some of the St. James students and their parents at our official signing ceremony in January, and we look forward to getting to know them better in the coming years.”