New classical high school St. Jerome Institute set to open 2019
By HEATHER WRIGHT — Another brewer is headed to the Hyattsville area. This one won’t be working at any of the coming breweries, like Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. or Maryland Meadworks, but will be taking charge of a new classical high school with informal ties to St. Jerome Academy (SJA), which serves students from pre-K to eighth grade.
On May 24, board members of St. Jerome Institute (SJI), a classical liberal arts high school founded by a group of SJA parents, introduced headmaster Peter Crawford to a standing-room-only crowd in the SJA library and officially announced that SJI will open in fall 2019. The school will be “in or very near Hyattsville,” and tuition is estimated to be $12,000 per year prior to financial aid.