September Rapp Up

What a start to the school year! Since my last Rapp Up, we have welcomed our largest incoming class in St. James history, opened new spaces for our new Rhetoric and Media Arts program and updated Computer Science and Business programs, had an incredible senior retreat...

September Rapp Up

SJA Families, I need your help. Our school, this school that I love so much, this community that has been a source of grace and blessing to my life for 14 years, this place that has become a second home to me and my family, is hurting right now. It’s hurting for a lot...

August Rapp Up

I have been reflecting a lot this past week and a half on light and darkness. Light is one of the primordial, archetypal elements of this universe. Scientifically, it is unique, strange even, the one part of our known cosmos that behaves as both particle and wave, not...

May Rapp Up

We made it. It almost seems surreal to say that. Summer snuck up on us in a way, with the spring-like rainy weather hiding the fact that vacation time was just around the corner. Now I sit in a quiet building with no students, surrounded by the calm sounds of the...

Covid Protocol Update (5/14)

SJA Families, As we bring this graduation week to a close, we thank and praise God for the gift of the senior class of 2021 and their families, as well as our committed staff at St. James and the amazing weather He sent our way Wednesday night! It was a perfect...

Spring Update for Families

SJA Families,  It has been a while since we’ve had to write one of these updates! Despite the challenges we all are facing, we have settled into this new “normal” for the time being, and it has allowed in-person learning and student activities to continue largely...