Welcome to Sanskrit @ St James
St James Schools in London, founded in 1975 for girls and boys from 4-18 years of age, is a unique educational establishment combining elements of enlightened learning from both eastern and western educational traditions. The vision of the founders which has been realised was to offer an education inspired by the highest philosophical principles which draws out and magnifies the unique talents inherent in each individual. Pupils come from a variety of cultural traditions. The approach seeks to show how the wisdom at the heart of every spiritual tradition has the capacity to unite us all. Parents are attracted by the ethos, the high academic standards and the practical application of fine principles.
Since their founding, St James Schools have been preparing young people to achieve their full potential as universal citizens. Young people emerging from the education system today need more than outstanding academic achievements; they need character and a firm foundation for living responsibly and effectively in society. To this end we have used principles inspired by diverse traditions, often drawing from the rich literary tradition of the West such as the works of Plato and Shakespeare and Sanskrit classics such as the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata.
From an Old Boy
“I was at St James on the first day in 1975 and by the time I completed in 1985 was convinced that it was the best education possible. I resolved to help so that others could send their children there.”