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Saint James School is proud to announce that seven of its choir members have shown excellence in choral performance and have been invited to be a part of the All-State Choir and Choral Festival. The All-State Choral Festival features the best choral students in the state. Saint James School …

 
Saint James School has a rich history of leaders and families who serve in numerous branches of the United States military. This connection to our military families makes Veterans Day an extra-special holiday at Saint James. Saint James holds this celebration each year with special perform…

During the weekend of November 6-7, the Saint James School Youth Judicial Team competed at the state level in downtown Montgomery. After a year spent competing only over Zoom, this experience for in-person, live competition was extra special. Through the process of this year’s competitions, …

The Montgomery Academy Upper School HEART club held their annual Dodgeball Tournament and crowned a new Dodgeball King for the 2021-2022 year! This year's court was comprised of Judson Lindsey, Lukas Yi, Bray Renfroe, Thomas Woodward, Will Hardin, Holt Speir, Joe Drumwright, and John Alford.…

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The Beasley-Allen Law Firm has often partnered with Valiant Cross Academy and celebrates the work that the school has done for their students, called “scholars,” scholars, the scholars’ families and the Montgomery Community. But the pandemic has dealt a significant blow to the school’s fundi…

The Montgomery Academy Department of History recently initiated the newest members of the Sapere Aude History Honor Society. The Society recognizes seniors who achieved a cumulative 95 average across their three core courses in the department. The name is inspired by Immanuel Kant's motto of…

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Back in May of 2021, Dream Court found that it had a need. Mr. Terry Talley donated a container to Dream Court to use as storage for their equipment.  The storage unit at O’Connor Tennis Center needed a paint job. Director Jessica Weyreuter started asking several parents and students who the…

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Two Montgomery Academy Mock Trial teams participated in the regional Capital City Youth in Government Mock Trial competition on Saturday, October 16, and advanced to the state Youth Judicial Competition in November. Twenty-five MA students participated in this competition or the one the week…


Saint James School was proud to host the Southern District Youth Judicial competition held Saturday, October 16, 2021. Last year the event was virtual, and Saint James School’s two teams did a great job competing but did not advance to the state competition. This year the competition was he…

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The Montgomery Academy Speech & Debate Team traveled to Birmingham for the first tournament of the 2021-2022 season in the annual Vestavia Hills Novice Tournament. A total of 31 new students competed and seven varsity students judged in this one-day in-person, masked tournament. Individu…

Cathy Pearson, currently retired after a 35-year career at Saint James School, has been inducted into the Alabama Independent School Association’s Hall of Fame. The AISA Hall of Fame was created with the sole purpose of recognizing people who have made a significant contribution to his/her s…

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Montgomery Academy Lower School students held a school supply donation drive for Adullam House. Cardinal donated 526 teacher supply items, and Navy donated 791 student supply items. Together, the students totaled 1,317 donations!

"On my honor, I did not give or receive any unauthorized help on this work." Honor is found at the core of our mission statement, The Montgomery Academy develops leaders committed to honor, scholarship. service, and the pursuit of excellence. Our current students hold the same commitment to …

On October 4, 2021, Saint James School was honored to have Mark and Kym Hilinski on campus to share the story of their son Tyler with student athletes and parents. The mission of The Hilinski’s Hope Foundation is centered on breaking down stigma and offering quality resources to provide ment…

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During a Chemistry lab, Montgomery Academy Upper School students observed six processes using steel wool, both physical and chemical, and recorded any changes in mass. They then drew particle diagrams of each process. After analysis of class data and the diagrams, the Law of Conservation of …

Ginny Herndon has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ginny is one of approximately 34,000 students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although she will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Sc…

For the Saint James seniors, their last Community Day event had been during their 9th grade year. The event was scheduled for the spring in 2020 and was not held due to Covid related government mandates. The same was the case during the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, the return of the Sai…

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the pinnacle of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and it's available exclusively to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (9-12 grade). Girl Scouts of Southern Ala…

Saint James Senior Barr Armistead has earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. The rank of Eagle Scout is earned through numerous steps, including the acquisition of 21 Merit Badges, active participation in the community as a Life Scout, the completion of an E…

Fifty-two students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. Students took AP Exams in May 2021 after completing challenging college-level courses in the Upp…

Montgomery Academy senior Jeb Tucker was named a Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program! This academically talented high school senior will continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next…

Parker Ensminger from Trinity School has been named a Semifinalist in the 2021-22 National Merit Scholarship Program. He will continue in the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. Over 1.6 million students at over …

Montgomery Christian School, K-5th grade, continues to flourish. Although Principal Kathi Atkins retired in June this year, her replacement Stephenie Price, a teacher of 27 years in MPS, Holy Cross and Assistant Principal of MCS last year, began her tenure as principal.

 Trinity’s 2021 Homecoming Court - 7th- Cate Chapman, 8th- Marley Sharpless, 9th- Ella Grace Lowe and Sarah Bell McClinton, 10th- Mary Blake Pemberton, 11th- Ann Presley Stewart, 12th- Peyton Lowe, Kaylee Peevy, and Elizabeth Ann Stewart. Former Queen Mary Davis Bricken crowned Elizabeth Ann…

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Saint James Senior Kendall Danielle Hardaway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hardaway, was crowned Saint James School’s 2021 Homecoming Queen in halftime ceremonies during STJ’s September 17th match-up against Straughn High School.

Sarah Campbell Hughes(center) welcomes Ann Coburn Chapman(left) and McRae Freeman home to the KKG House at the University of Alabama.

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The Alabama Independent School Association is pleased to announce that Macon East Academy is the recipient of the AISA Class AA CHAIRMAN'S AWARD designation for the 2020-2021 school year. The Chairman's Award was established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools …

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    Saint James’ Kendall Hardaway (class of ‘22) attended the 2021 American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Alabama Girls State Conference held on the University of Alabama campus during the week of June 6 – 11. During the week, the delegates took part in learning parliamentary procedure while also h…

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 78th and 79th sessions of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State were held on the campus of The University of Alabama June 6-11. Alabama’s ALA Girls State was the only Girls State program in the nation to hold 2 separate Girls State programs simultaneously…

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Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School third grader, Justin Lee, has earned 2,718.6 AR points in 9 months, for the Accelerated Reader program, breaking the national record. Montgomery Catholic held an awards ceremony at their Holy Spirit Campus on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Justin received a bl…

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Two Saint James School students of the Class of 2021 have earned the prestigious honor of the Global Seal of Biliteracy. According to Spanish instructor, Mrs. Rhea Grate, both students worked very hard to achieve this level of language fluency.

Montgomery Academy's Philanthropy 101 has been named HandsOn River Region's Volunteer of the Year in the Youth category. HandsOn River Region recognized the Philanthropy 101 Class of 2019 in their annual Volunteer of the Year Celebration last week. Femi Adediji, Class of 2020, accepted the a…