St. James School is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally under-resourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and creative gifts in its students.
Saint Mark's Church adopted the historic Church of St. 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 St. James School in September 2011 brought to fruition the hopes, prayers, and hard work of those dedicated to this effort. In July 2015, the school graduated its first class of eighth grade students, sending them to competitive high schools across the greater Philadelphia area. The school currently has capacity for 64 students in four grades. Students are offered a full range of core subjects, as well as art, music, and religious studies, and co-curricular activities such as choral and instrument instruction and sports.
St. James School is an independent school and receives no direct taxpayer or diocesan funding. For more information about the school or to offer your time or resources, visit their website or Facebook page or call 215.226.1276.