St. James Episcopal School provides a welcoming and encouraging environment where Christian values are not only taught, but lived out in community. We seek to demonstrate a life of faith to young scholars through the act of regular worship, prayer, study, and outreach. Each week, scholars attend Chapel services as a way of worship and celebration of community. Prayer is incorporated throughout the day in various ways, especially in Chapel services, athletic events, at meal times, and on Outdoor Education programs. Our Spiritual Formation classes, led by the Church of the Good Shepherd Children’s and Youth Ministries staff provide solid Biblical instruction and allow scholars to explore their ideas, ask the difficult questions and develop respect for differing opinions.
These components of faith development necessarily lead individuals and communities to outreach. St. James Episcopal School is committed to reaching out and impacting our neighbors. We do this through a structured community service requirement of 20 hours per year, beginning in Fifth Grade. These projects take many forms, from outreach to the homeless, the children’s hospital, beach and environment clean-up, other schools in “at risk” neighborhoods, and much more. St. James believes these values form the foundation upon which all the disciplines of education can fully mature. Scholars of all faith traditions are welcome and can grow in maturity and grace through our Spiritual Formation programs.