About St. James Day School
The Day School curriculum includes student-directed and teacher-directed activities to allow teachers to observe and foster the children's interests. All learning activities are adapted to be responsive to all children. We use learning centers, group time, math concepts, art, and music to give each student a balanced education that will prepare them for the future.
Our school offers a theme-based curriculum tailored to the academic needs of each child. Each theme contains music, plays, art, math, cooking, science experiments, books, and songs. Our teachers offer meaningful, child-centered education that focuses on the children's emerging interests.
“I would like to thank St James Day School for the loving and nurturing education they have provided all three of my children in their very formative toddler and preschool years. Each of my children started kindergarten confident and fully prepared to embark on their elementary school education. They were treated with love and respect by all the teachers and staff at the school. I felt very much at ease with how welcome I was as a parent to be involved in the community as well. I wholeheartedly recommend St. James Day School to anyone looking for the best preschool experience for their child.” Susannah Aylesworth, Parent of Jack (5), Lousia (14), and Sadie (16).
"St. James Day School has been a wonderful choice for our children. Our two boys have grown so much at SJDS and feel loved and cared for beyond measure. The close-knit community makes for a safe and nurturing learning environment where children are free to be themselves. Words could never truly express our love and appreciation for SJDS teachers and staff." Jamie and Mike Brown, Parents of Miller (2) and Corbett (5)
"Our children have had an wonderful experience at St. James Day School. They are excited to go to school each day. We have been so impressed with the thought, energy, and time the teachers and staff put into their classroom and teaching. Their teachers’ encouragement, patience, and care during the year have had such a positive impact on our lives and we are forever grateful." Suiter and Ben Currin, Parents of Virginia (4) and Jack (2).
"We are thrilled with our experience at St. James Day School. We cannot say enough about our childrens' student experiences. The nurturing teachers and staff have created a loving environment that strikes a wonderful balance between academics and play. It has been a real joy to watch their social skills and confidence blossom in their short time there." Erin and Allen Trask, Parents of Nelson (6), Marian (4), and George (2)
"I cannot say enough great things about St. James Day School! My children both love their teachers and classmates and every day is a "great day!" The children are challenged with academics and social skills while learning the importance of love and kindness. The staff and parents were extremely open and welcoming to my family. It is like a family. Parents and teachers alike all pitch in daily to make sure every child has an amazing day. The love for the children can be felt as soon as you walk in the classrooms. I am so thankful my children have teachers around them that care about them as much as I do!" Sandy Dombroski, parent of Thomas (10), Price (6), and Josh (2)
"I was initially skeptical about the benefit of sending our first daughter to 'school' at the early age of two. My wife convinced me, however, and now we will definitely be sharing those benefits with our second daughter as well! The day school isn't a place where someone just watches your child(ren) for several hours. It's a place where the teachers develop budding personalities, engage the students in learning, and truly love them like their own. We continue to be impressed with McKenzie's intellectual and social-emotional developments, which would not have been possible without her exposure to the wonderful day school teachers and her classmate friends." Hunter and Michelle Gray, parents of McKenzie (6), Brinleigh (3), and Hadley (1)
St. James Day School- Summer 2019