The Blakeman Family
1. What do you love about St. James Episcopal Day School?
"St. James provides a loving environment coupled with an excellent education in the heart of downtown."
2. Why did you choose St. James Episcopal Day School for your children?
"We visited many different schools looking for the right place to send our children. An excellent education was very important, and St. James had just gotten its first Blue Ribbon. There was also certain sweetness and innocence that the kids at St. James had that was not apparent at other schools. It is also just around the corner from both of our offices so we are still able to be involved even though we both work full time."
3. The St. James Day School tagline is “Excellence, Faith, Community.” How does your child experience excellence at St. James?
"Not only are our children being challenged and learning a lot about traditional subjects, but they are also being taught how to be a good citizen, friend and steward."
4. What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at St. James Episcopal Day School?
"St. James is such a special place, like no other. From the teachers and staff to the clergy, everyone knows your child and is committed to giving them the best education possible. The classes are small enough for each child the get the attention they need and our children have absolutely blossomed there."
Haley & Shannon Blakeman, Day School Parents
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St. James Stories
"I not only have a passion for teaching but I adore children. I love to see their interest in the subject I am teaching. I am not afraid to get down on the floor with them, to be at their level, to do what is best to make my lessons meaningful to them."