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Mrs. Branson’s Words

Last year we established the Samantha Branson Courage Award to honor those who demonstrate courage in the midst of suffering, and Mrs. Branson was the first recipient. Attached is the transcript of her beautiful message to our community last spring. What an awesome,...

Remembering Samantha Branson

“Faith is not a light that dispels all our darkness, but a lamp that guides our feet in the night and suffices for the journey.” I often share this quote from Pope Francis’ encyclical Lumen Fidei with friends or family when they are going through a difficult time....

Good News

While I’ll send out a full “April Rapp Up” next week, I wanted to just share some examples of (perhaps much needed!) good news that have rolled into our offices over the past few weeks… From our parent survey sent last week, of the 130 responses, 97% rated their...

Senior Celebrations

April 17th, 2020 Senior students and parents, First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your support of St. James Academy over the past three and a half years. It goes without saying that we never anticipated this is the way we would finish off the four years...

March Rapp Up

I write to you today as one proud principal. “Rapp”ing up March of 2020 is no easy task. This will undoubtedly go down as one of the most challenging months in the history of our school, perhaps in the history of our country. But as we turn the calendar into April, I...