It fills me with great excitement to think that every day of the year that kids can be living, working, learning, playing, growing, on that campus and that their lives can be changed on that campus and glorifying God. --The Rev. Sean E. Mullen
St. James School — located in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Philadelphia — is a faith-based middle school for traditionally under-served children, devoted to the education of students in a nurturing environment and with a challenging academic program. St. James is an Episcopal school that develops students’ moral and spiritual identities, as well as their intellectual, physical and creative gifts.
The Clergy, Vestry and People of Saint Mark's, Locust Street adopted the parish of Saint James the Less in 2008 in order to restore ministry to the property and once again make it a place of transformation, light, and hope for the neighborhood and the city. The opening of Saint James School in September 2011 brings to fruition the hopes, prayers and hard work of those dedicated to this effort.