Saint James School (Montgomery, Alabama)

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Saint James School
Location
6010 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, Alabama
United States
Coordinates 32°20′17″N 86°12′25″W / 32.338°N 86.207°W / 32.338; -86.207Coordinates: 32°20′17″N 86°12′25″W / 32.338°N 86.207°W / 32.338; -86.207
Information
Type Independent day school
Motto "We are Saint James"
Established 1955
Principal Dr. Bryan Oliver
(High School)
JB Copland
(Middle School)
Jim Terry
(Elementary School)
Head of school Lawrence U. (Larry) McLemore
Grades K-12
Enrollment 960[1]
School color(s) Navy and Gold          
Athletics conference Capital City Conference
Alabama High School Athletic Association
Mascot Trojan
Team name Trojans
Accreditation National Association of Independent Schools[2]
Southern Association of Independent Schools[1]
Newspaper The Odyssey
Website

Saint James School is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory school located in Montgomery, Alabama. Established in 1955, Saint James School, Montgomery's oldest private school, serves about 1000 students in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.

History[edit]

In 1972, a federal judge prohibited the city of Montgomery from allowing the St. James School and three other schools from using city recreational facilities.[3] In 1976 the Saint James School, along with the Montgomery Academy, was named in a suit filed against United States Secretary of the Treasury William Simon and Commissioner of Internal Revenue Donald C. Alexander by five black women from Montgomery charging that the two men had encouraged the development of segregated schools by allowing them tax-deductible status.[4]

Athletics[edit]

Saint James School is a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The school's athletic teams, the Trojans, compete in Division 4A. Athletics include baseball, fast pitch softball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. The Trojans baseball team won state championships in Division 2A in 1991 and in Division 4A in 2006.[5] The Lady Trojans Softball team won Division 4A state championships in 1996 (1A-4A), 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008.[6]

The Lady Trojans Volleyball team won Division 4A state championships in 2001 and 2003.[7]

The Lady Trojans Indoor Track won a state title in 2002 in 1A-4A.[citation needed]

The Lady Trojan Tennis Team won a state title in 2003 under division 4A.[citation needed]

Varsity Volleyball won a state title in 2004[citation needed]

Varsity Wrestling won a state title in 2013[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SAIS Member Roster" (XLS). Southern Association of Independent Schools. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ "NAIS - Government Relations - Alabama". National Association of Independent Schools. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Recreational facilities Ruling Made," The Tuscaloosa News, Jan 21, 1972.
  4. ^ "Montgomery schools cited in suit". The Tuscaloosa News. August 4, 1976. 
  5. ^ "Baseball Past State Champions". Alabama High School Association. Archived from the original on October 3, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Softball Past State Championships". Alabama High School Association. Archived from the original on 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Volleyball Past State Champions". Alabama High School Association. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 

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