St. James School
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.
A notable aspect of St. James School is that the Graduate Support Office works with and engages students even after they move on to high school. They are now tracking over 50 graduates from five graduating classes. Members of the first class of graduates are currently in the midst of their post-secondary education planning. Some of these students will enroll in 4-year colleges/universities, while others will attend 2-year colleges/certificate programs and workforce training programs. Some alumni are also learning carpentry in the new woodshop; these students are designing, building, and selling wood crafts. Each week, St. James welcomes 25 volunteers to help in classrooms, lead enrichments, staff the front desk, and fulfill additional needs. St. James students are also connected with 18 Drexel mentors. Throughout the year, 25 groups volunteer to help St. James School meet its goals. From St. Martin’s specifically, David Adams and Laura Sibson are weekly volunteers with Laura also serving on the Advancement Committee. In addition, George and Ronna Tyndall are board members and have been involved with many aspects of fulfilling the St. James mission.
For more information or to get involved with St. James School, contact Laura Sibson at [email protected].