Saint James School has been voted the Best Preschool for three years in a row by Journal Tribune readers! Come and see our award winning preschool!




  • Certified Teachers
  • Literacy Rich Program
  • Full Participation in the school environment and in ALL school activities
  • Physical Education
  • Art, Music, Library and French Classes
  • Variety of schedules available
  • Accessible Cost
  • After Care



PRESCHOOL PROGRAM St. James Preschool Program was developed to awaken a desire for knowledge while encouraging exploration and creativity in the young learner. We provide a warm, caring environment to facilitate opportunities in all areas of growth and development. Our staff fosters an atmosphere of kindness and Christian values to enhance independence and cooperation.  We offer a 3 year old program focused on social skills, cooperative play, manners, clear self-expression, development of fine and gross motor skills and enhancement of self-esteem through hands-on exploration.  Our 4 and 5 year old sessions are designed for those children preparing to enter kindergarten the following year.  This is a literacy rich environment which uses a program called Big Day for PreK  which includes many books to prepare students for kindergarten.  It also incorporates all aspects of our curriculum and serves as the building block for the Saint  James kindergarten program. Our concentration covers these areas - personal & social development, early language & literacy, mathematics, religion, creative arts, health, science and social studies.  Some of our enrichment activities include music, art, physical education, library, French and cooking,  which are led by the certified teachers of  Saint James School.  Students also join others at school wide events.  We offer half-day and full-day sessions along with extended care.  Parents may choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.  Flexible scheduling and additional before and after care options are also available.  See below for the rates for the 2018-19 school year and we have ongoing enrollment.  


Saint James School follows a preschool readiness curriculum, which is included below.  If a student's needs cannot be met, our preschool teacher will meet with upper level teachers to create a plan for that student.  Our preschool teacher meets with our kindergarten teacher on a regular basis throughout the school year.  


Come and schedule a tour and meet the team.  For information about the registration process or questions about our program, please contact Kayla Nunan, Preschool Director, or Nancy Naimey, Principal,  at (207) 282-4084.    


Our Preschool Curriculum
Archdiocesan Early Childhood Curriculum
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Our Preschool Handbook
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These are the end of the year goals for three year olds and four year olds.  It is what we expect every student to know at the end of a year of attending Saint James School preschool.  This curriculum ensures that your child receives the best possible education and also incorporates play time for our preschoolers.   We have the added bonus of having buddy time with the upper classmen and women and all specials with certified teachers. 

Preschool 3 End of year academic goals (
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Preschool 4 End of year academic goals (
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Prekindergarten tuition rates can be found here.  Your options are to dismiss at 11:30, stay until 2:30 or 5:30, depending upon your schedule.  PreK students need to attend at least two days and you can pick the days.  PreK students need to be three years of age and fully potty trained.   


Here is the preK supply list for your child.  We have extra supplies so do not worry if this is a hardship to you.

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