Welcome to SJES

Elementary Program.

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 the world.

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.

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

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 Uniform Policy.

To apply for our elementary program, please refer to our Admission page >

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