Saint James School (Montgomery, Alabama)
|Saint James School|
|6010 Vaughn Road
|Type||Independent day school|
|Motto||"We are Saint James"|
|Principal||Dr. Bryan Oliver
|Head of school||Lawrence U. (Larry) McLemore|
|School color(s)||Navy and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Capital City Conference
Alabama High School Athletic Association
|Accreditation||National Association of Independent Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools
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.
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. 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.
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. The Lady Trojans Softball team won Division 4A state championships in 1996 (1A-4A), 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008.
The Lady Trojans Volleyball team won Division 4A state championships in 2001 and 2003.
The Lady Trojans Indoor Track won a state title in 2002 in 1A-4A.
The Lady Trojan Tennis Team won a state title in 2003 under division 4A.
Varsity Volleyball won a state title in 2004
Varsity Wrestling won a state title in 2013
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