At St. James', the diversity of the school is also revealed in the diversity of faith within the community. Worship and religious instruction have always been an integral part of the St. James' experience. Students and staff attend weekly chapel services and participate in daily classroom devotions. Once a month, the school convenes for All-School Chapel.
During the year, special services include a remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrations of African-American History Month and Grandparents and Special Friends Day. The Head of School, the Chaplain, and clergy from St. James' Episcopal Church conduct weekly religion classes. Both worship and religious instruction prize the spirit of inclusivity. Students learn about God, about how others practice religion around the world, and about principles such as love, peace, community, and environmentalism.
Students also complete community service projects such as cross-age reading, collecting items for our sister school in Haiti, visiting a local preschool, helping in the school garden, and serving in the church's soup kitchen.