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It has been an exciting start to
Saint James' Episcopal
School in Warrenton. Last Sunday,
students, faculty, administrators,
board members, and community
members gathered at a blessing
and ribbon-cutting ceremony to
celebrate the opening of a new
education wing and completion of a
Located adjacent to the existing
school, the new 5,000-square-foot
education wing serves students
in grades one through five and
features a main school office, two
an elevator, and an unfinished
The renovation project perfectly
complements the new addition.
Bathrooms and hallways were
updated for accessibility, a new
music suite and flower room were
added, and former classrooms were
converted to church offices, meeting
rooms, and a children's chapel.
"We are proud to be participating in
the development of this Episcopal
school in which each student will
experience an optimal learning
environment designed to provide a
strong foundation for their success,
now and in the future," says Scott
Christian, former senior warden for
Saint James' Episcopal Church.
"I have waited with excited
anticipation for the day our students
and faculty would walk through the
doors of this brand-new facility,"
adds Stacey Irvin, who has served
as head of school since 2009.
"It's truly a remarkable learning
environment, and I am grateful for
all of the support we have received
from Saint James' Episcopal Church
and the community."
The Right Reverend Edwin F.
Gulick Jr., a retired assistant bishop
of Virginia who conducts services at
Saint James' Episcopal Church on
Thursdays, offered the blessing. It
was followed by the ribbon cutting,
after which attendees enjoyed an
open house event. Saint James'
Episcopal School students, clearly
excited about their new learning
environment, offered fun facts about
the new wing as guests toured
the church and school campus.
The school begins accepting
applications for the 20192020
school year on February 1. To learn
(540) 347-3855 or visit