St. James’ Nursery School
For Over 50 Years!
Nurturing the Whole Child in
a Loving, Christian* Environment since 1963
Offering Social Skills
St. James’ Nursery School is an Outreach Ministry of our Church. It is a nondenominational Christian* school created over fifty years ago to provide a safe and nurturing environment for preschool children as they prepare for the rigors of elementary school. Today our goal is still to provide that same experience, which will enable children to enter Kindergarten smoothly.
Our philosophy is to provide reasonably priced preschool during which children are taught age appropriate activities such as playing sociably, adjusting to a group outside their family, and encouraging their natural learning abilities and curiosity without rushing education at a level they are not ready to maintain.
Children learn to work and play together under the skilled guidance of experienced teachers. The three-day class has a maximum of 18 students, and the two-day class has a maximum of 15 students. One teacher and one assistant are with the students at all times.
*We are part of St. James’ Episcopal Church and therefore Christian. Because that term has many conflicting connotations, it is important to understand what we mean by “Christian.” It means our school embraces Jesus Christ as the Son of God. We believe God loves everyone, that God’s love is a free gift, not to be earned. For us, a Christian environment is one where loving others, respecting those whose beliefs are different and developing healthy community are the norm. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome and respected here.
Our program emphasizes the physical, social and intellectual development of the preschool child through activities such as:
arts & crafts, indoor & outdoor play, blocks, clay, painting, cooking, stories, music,
healthy snacks, exposure to foreign languages, and simple Bible stories.
To acquaint children with their community and environment throughout the school year, the teachers plan appropriate field trips. They include apple picking, pumpkin picking and an end-of-year picnic.
Two-day Session - Mornings
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Age 3 by Sept. 1
Three-day Session - Mornings
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Ages 4 and 5
Five-day Option - Mornings
Combines two- and three-day classes.
The theory behind our days of operation is that children are more accepting of new ideas if the flow of learning is not interrupted by an every-other-day type of schedule.
All Children Should Be Toilet Trained
Our School Year runs September-June.
A Non-Refundable Security Deposit of one month's tuition (applied to the June payment) plus a $30 Registration Fee are due by August 1. These must be be paid before your child can start school.