The Saint James' Elementary program uses an energetic, motivating
approach to education. Learning experiences emphasize friendliness,
cooperation, and social responsibility within a student-centered,
thematically-based curriculum. Children are given time for
individual, small group, and whole class opportunities to
expand their love of learning, general knowledge, ability
to get along with others, and interest in reaching out to
Our curriculum includes religious
education, language arts and reading, mathematics, social
science, history, physical science, music, art, Spanish,
computer technology, library
science, physical education,
and community service.
The scope and sequence for the curriculum meets the goals
and objectives as set forth by the Virginia Standards of Learning.
Reading and language arts instruction includes a balance of
activities focused on phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension,
fluency, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills. Mathematics
instruction is center-based, encouraging children to manipulate
real materials in order to make mathematical concepts meaningful.
Saint James' Elementary Program prepares children to value
intellectual discipline, reason and wonder; to lead with compassion,
honor, and respect; and to live a life of genuine meaning,
purpose, and service.
All elementary classes meet Monday - Friday, 8:15am - 3:00pm, except for Kindergarten which meets 8:15am
- 2:00pm. All elementary students are required to wear the SJES school
uniform. Review the SJES
To apply for our elementary program, please refer to our Admission page >