St. James Episcopal Day School
St. James offers a Day School for children 1, 2, 3, and 4 years old, with approximately 60 children enrolled. School is in session weekly, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Weekly classes in Kindermusik and roller skating are offered. Monthly field trips are planned to exciting places such as the pumpkin patch, a local pizza restaurant where students make their own pizzas, apple picking followed by making applesauce, strawberry picking, etc.
REGISTRATION FOR 2013-2014
All children must be the correct age for their class by Sept. 1, 2013.
Applications may be downloaded here.
Contact Beth Renninger (232-4877 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about St. James Episcopal Day School.
MORE ABOUT THE DAY SCHOOL
Our basic philosophy of education for the preschool child is:
- To develop the habit of creative thinking
- To develop within the child a positive self-image
- To develop attitudes of social cooperation and moral responsibility
- To develop a knowledge and appreciation of persons, things, and events in the environment
- To provide a readiness program which utilizes the experiences of the children while building a foundation for future math and reading skills
- To establish and maintain an open relationship with parents
At St. James Day School we assess each child's developmental level and attempt to meet their individual needs by providing opportunities which will help them reach their optimum level of maturity. During the school day, time is allotted to work with children individually, in small groups and as a large group, which provides varied opportunities for social interaction as well as educational reinforcement. Opportunities are available to see and create art, to hear and produce music, to take part in creative drama and movement exercises, to share the joys of exploring various forms of literature, and to get involved with nature and science as well as pre-kindergarten skills. We love to incorporate cooking into our classes. We plan a field trip each month.
In keeping with the long tradition of education in the Episcopal Church, once a week the three and four year old students attend an age-appropriate Chapel service in the nave of St. James Church. In chapel, we sing songs, hear Bible stories and learn prayers. Parents are always welcome in chapel and encouraged to attend when they can.
Creative outdoor play is an important part of a successful preschool program. Large muscle development is one of the top priorities in a child's growth. Our playground will help make such progress a possibility. This area includes slides, swings, a crawl tunnel, a climbing frame, a playhouse, a sandbox, and a variety of riding toys. We also have a gym to use during inclement weather.
School hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The public school schedule will be observed in cases of holidays and snow days. The registration fee will be equal to one month's tuition for that particular age group. This fee will be used to purchase educational materials, snacks, art supplies, and extras for the year as well as accident insurance for each child. The registration fee is non-refundable.
We are now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. Please contact Director Beth Renninger at 232-4877 for application forms or further information.