The Saint James' community is a place where a
sense of belonging abounds. The faculty and staff of Saint James'
are dedicated to preparing our children in a loving and nurturing
way to live in God's world. We learn and pray together
in a cooperative spirit and in doing so, foster a community
which values both faith and reason and respects the dignity
of every human being.
The families and students of Saint James' Episcopal School are
an important part of our community. Many of our signature
events are organized and directed by parent volunteers. From
classroom parties to school-wide celebrations, one can find
parent volunteers working side by side with teachers to plan
and coordinate; to obtain prizes and centerpieces; to make
and serve food as well as construct sets, make costumes, and
locate props. When parents show their dedication to the
School, their children model the behavior and learn to live
a life of service beyond self.
We could not be a true community without Saint James' Episcopal
Church. The union between Church and School presents a
unique and special place, where God is the center of life
and love of learning is the center of education. We work
together both locally and globally to give back to the world
that the children will inherit. Parishioner volunteers are
often seen in the School, helping teachers in classrooms,
setting up the altar in the Children's Chapel or working in
the Discovery Garden.
The Saint James' community extends beyond the walls of the
School and Church. It overflows into the community in which
we live, work and play. We take pride that our school
grounds are located in the heart of Old
Town Warrenton, voted one of "America's Prettiest
Places." Local businesses such as the library, bank,
and bakery open their doors to our students for field trips
and "community helper week." Our Discovery Garden
with its outdoor garden and classroom is designed with the
greater community in mind. We open our gates for residents
to use our space for meetings, events and worship services.
The garden itself gives back to the community with seasonal
bounty harvested by students and donated to local food banks.
Whether you are an alumnus, a current SJES family or a prospective
family, we open our hearts to you, and welcome you to the
Saint James' community!