Saint James’ Episcopal School

Saint James’ Episcopal School is the largest ministry of Saint James’ Episcopal Church.  Since 1982, the School and Church have worked together to provide a faith-based, early childhood education to the children in our community.

We offer preschool classes starting at age two and a half, and elementary classes from Kindergarten through Grade 5. The average ratio of students-to-teacher at Saint James’ in a given school year is 5:1 for preschool and 10:1 for elementary.  We offer our students the opportunity to experience the Episcopal traditions of service, compassion, and respect. We enrich the whole child through the joy of learning, creativity, and faith in order to excel and grow in grace.

The School invites you to be a part of this wonderful ministry.  Volunteers are always needed in the classrooms, library, computer lab, art class, cafeteria, Discovery Garden, playground, or office.

Share your unique talents with the children by reading a favorite book, setting the altar for Children’s Eucharist, maintaining the Discovery Garden, writing grants, coordinating and/or working an event, helping to fundraise — whatever your talent may be, we will use it!

The School also welcomes any donations of goods, services, and funds.  Of course, one of the best ways you can help our School is to let others know about us – word of mouth is the best form of advertising!

“Saint James’ Episcopal School is a caring and safe environment which fosters the growth of the whole child. Due to the dedication of the entire staff, I, too, want to be involved so I am a volunteer to support my grandchildren and their classmates, as well as future students. Volunteers can be role models. I believe it is important for our students to understand that contributing the efforts of oneself will be a lifelong transformation process. For me, being a volunteer invigorates and sustains me. I wish the same for our children.”

– Alice Felts, SJEC parishioner, SJES volunteer and grandparent

To learn more about Saint James’ Episcopal School, call us at 540-347-3855, email us at or visit our website at