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St. James School
3217 West Clearfield Street    
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19132  
   
Private/Independent School
4 8 86 students
 

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Employer Description
 
St. James School — located in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Philadelphia — is a faith-based middle school for traditionally under-served children, devoted to the education of students in a nurturing environment and with a challenging academic program. St. James is an Episcopal school that develops students’ moral and spiritual identities, as well as their intellectual, physical and creative gifts.
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism Education So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. – 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Racial Equity Team Leads Reflection and Change At St. James School, we know that racism is not a problem of the past, that it stubbornly persists today. Our work calls us to actively seek, challenge, and evaluate racial equity and inclusivity in our policies and practices – from the books in our curriculum to our hiring practices. St. James School is committed to partnering with others to dismantle systemic racism and to build an antiracist multicultural diversity within our school community and beyond. St. James School partners with students and families of color and we have a responsibility to be accountable and responsive to the destructive and long-term effects of racism. St. James School is committed to ongoing education on all levels of leadership that focuses on the systemic analysis of racism on the cultural, individual, and institutional level. St. James School seeks to be accountable in its work to those who share a common analysis of racism, and especially to communities of color. St. James School understands its antiracism work must be linked with national and global movements for racial justice and social equality. St. James School recognizes that resistance to racism also requires resistance to all other forms of social inequality and oppression. St. James School believes that we have to get serious about educating young minds about what racism is, how it manifests and from where it comes. St. James School has a responsibility to teach our white partners in mission about white privilege, how they came to inherit it and how it persists. Through teaching a more complete and non-biased history, St. James School can arm students with the tools and knowledge to better engage complex issues like systemic racism and privilege and to hopefully solve them rather than contributing to them.