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St James School Maryland

Address: 17641 College Rd

Description St James School Maryland

  • Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
  • Founded: in 1842
  • Age of students: 14-18 years
  • Total number of students: 240 people
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The private school-board of St James School Maryland is considered to be the oldest in the US episcopal school: it was founded in 1842, and since its foundation to the present day it has been working on the English educational model, proven by centuries of successful work. There are a few students studying here - only 240 people (both boys and girls), so teachers manage to apply an individual approach to each student, give everyone due attention and care, develop students as unique, original and valuable personalities. The ratio of teachers to students is 1: 7.

School-boarding school St James School Maryland can be deservedly proud of the excellent academic results of its students:

  • the average score of the certificate (GPA) is 3.46
  • average score for exams ACT = 24-31
  • average score for exams SAT = 1560-1910
  • According to the AP program (Advanced Placement, in-depth study of subjects practically at the university level), students gain 86% of the time, and 58% of graduates receive the highest grades 4-5.

Such academic achievement allows graduates to enter the best universities in the United States and around the world for selected specialties each year. Among American universities, especially popular with students of St James School Maryland are:

There are a lot of graduates of successful, famous personalities, for example:

  • Alfred Tayer Mahan (Rear Admiral, naval historian, one of the creators of geopolitics as a science)
  • James Holloway (Admiral, military pilot, veteran of the Second World War, Vietnam and Korean War).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St James School Maryland

Program name

Advanced Placement (AP)

In addition to the classical course for senior high school students (grades 9-12), which involves a selection of a huge number of academic subjects, the school offers 14 disciplines at an in-depth level of advanced complexity. As a rule, students to study at the AP level choose those subjects, the study of which they plan to continue at the selected university: in the school certificate for subjects of increased complexity, the AP is marked, which is very much appreciated by the admissions committee.

Students can choose subjects for in-depth, thorough study from the following list:

  • Algebra (BC and AB levels)
  • Fine and arts and crafts
  • History of the USA
  • French Language and Literature
  • English literature
  • European History
  • Latin language
  • Physics and mechanics (level C)
  • Theory of Music
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • World history.

The cost of schooling (including full-board accommodation, as well as entertainment and leisure activities under the program) is 46,000 $ for the academic year (23,000 $ per semester-half-year).

Accommodation, housing and food

Among the students of the school more than 75% prefer to study and live in full board. For them, 5 cozy, comfortable and spacious residences have been prepared, as well as a full 3 meals a day - tasty, healthy, fresh and balanced.

When resettlement of students takes into account the sex and age. In each house there are several common comfortable living rooms for rest, a kitchen area with a refrigerator and a microwave, utensils and tools, board games, TV and DVD, upholstered furniture.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, algebra, American Literature, analysis, anatomy, Ancient history, art, biology, Biomolecular, chemical engineering, Choral singing, Christian theology, English, English literature, Environmental science, extended essay, French, French culture, Geometry, healthy lifestyle, History of europe, Latin language, mathematical analysis, maths, Mechanics, music, physics, physiology, political economy, Preparation of portfolio, psychology, robotics, Spanish, Spanish culture, Spanish Literature, Studio art, theory of music, Trigonometry, World history, world literature,  History of america

Events St James School Maryland

Sports, recreation and physical development of students are considered one of the school's top priorities. Students have the widest opportunities for development and education, there are a large number of clubs and sections for every taste:

  • baseball;
  • hockey with a ball;
  • american football;
  • wrestling;
  • cross-country running;
  • basketball;
  • lacrosse;
  • tennis (mostly large);
  • volleyball;
  • softball;
  • soccer (classical European football);
  • golf.

Regularly arranged a variety of interesting, informative and fun activities - each student will be able to learn something new, show their talents and abilities, find new friends and like-minded people:

  • hiking (including camping with spending the night);
  • rafting and alloys;
  • skating and skiing;
  • excursions to the nearest cities, visiting key historical, cultural and architectural sights, monuments;
  • visits to theaters, musicals and musical concerts of Baltimore and Washington;
  • trips to cinemas and shopping and entertainment centers;
  • day trips to large theme parks and much more!


  • The teaching staff of the highest qualification, holders of doctoral and master's degrees, well-known researchers and professionals in their field
  • Accreditation from prestigious organizations and commissions: Association of Independent Maryland Schools, Maryland State Board of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
  • Washington and Baltimore are just 110 kilometers away: this makes it easy for students to transfer and travel, and offers ample opportunities for excursions, educational, recreational and educational trips
  • Developed art trends, especially music: the school choir is considered one of the best in the country, regularly goes to festivals and concert tours of the United States, Britain and other countries
  • Almost 100% of graduates are selected by prestigious and ranking universities - both in the US and around the world
  • Huge territory of 280 hectares, excellently saturated with modern equipment, infrastructure, sites and equipment.

Equipment St James School Maryland

At school, the technical equipment and infrastructure are at the highest level, fully meeting the high American and world standards. For students everything that can be needed for them to live and study, sports and creativity, recreation and communication is prepared:

  • large multi-purpose sports hall and fitness center;
  • indoor arena: 3 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, volleyball courts;
  • wrestling hall;
  • painting studio;
  • studio of ceramics;
  • workshops of arts and crafts;
  • modern computer laboratories with the latest PCs and software (regularly updated);
  • own theater for 270 seats;
  • dance classes;
  • music classes and rehearsal studios: pianoforte, guitar, cello, drums and percussion and other instruments are offered.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of schooling (including boarding, as well as entertainment and leisure activities under the program) is 46,000 $ for the academic year (23,000 $ per semester-half-year). The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 500 USD
  • Pocket money 9000 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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