Saint James Academy has been established primarily for Catholic children for the purpose of forming other Christs of them and safe-guarding the integrity of their faith. Students attend religion classes where they are instructed in traditional Roman Catholic beliefs, such as are set forth in the Catechism of the Council of Trent (the Roman Catechism) and required by the Code of Canon Law. Students also attend Holy Mass and participate in other devotional exercises. Non-Catholic students are accepted in the Academy. They too, however, are required to attend and participate in any religious exercise the Academy provides, regardless of their background.
Saint James Academy offers an educational program that combines individualized study with traditional methods of teaching. It is our goal to return to the basics of education. With this end in mind, Saint James Academy is the means of restoring to elementary and secondary education true Catholic liberal arts instruction, which traditionally has included arithmetic, geometry, music, grammar, rhetoric, and logic.
The development of students into responsible young Christian men and women requires discipline and order. Students at the Academy follow a strict code of discipline. It is their responsibility at all times to behave in a manner that is pleasing to God. Parental support in these matters is essential, for discipline in the school is worthless without parental support in the home.
The Academy stands firm in its loyalty to our country and its flag. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Anything that contradicts the principles set forth in the Constitution, such as anti-American concepts and movements that advocate Communism, Socialism, and World Federalism will not be taught.
The Academy at all times retains the right to employ such teachers, choose such books, teach such courses, implement such programs and enforce such rules that are necessary for the attainment of its ends.
These goals are not ends in themselves. Always, there is a higher motive which is understood to be essential in the definition of the education of a Christian; namely that all things must be done for the glory and honor of God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is understood to be the perfect model of all human conduct; hence the students at the Academy are exhorted to perform their duties in imitation of Him.