Founding Principles

‘The child should know that good things are important things. This is the art of teaching.’
Shri Shantananda Saraswati

The principles of education in the St James family of schools were developed by adults studying practical philosophy at the School of Philosophy and Economic Science in England, and at associated organisations in other countries.

Many thousands of people have attended courses in philosophy offered by these organisations. They are centres of spiritual and practical knowledge and enquiry. They help anyone who is seeking to lead a fuller and more useful life, and to evolve spiritually, in accordance with natural laws.

For the full story of the St James philosophy of education, and the history of the schools, read this lecture given by the former headmistress of St James Senior Girls School, on the 40th anniversary of the founding of St James.