St. James Preschool

  • Saint James Preschool is a Christian ministry of Saint James Episcopal Church. Our preschool offers children an opportunity to learn to live as jesus lived. We extend an invitation to the community's children and families to participate in a respectful and loving environment that will encourage everyone to know God and his Kingdom. Saint James Preschool is committed to an excellent early childhood education focusing on developmentally appropriate interactive learning styles enabling children to grow and flourish at their own pace. We are dedicated to teaching children that they are intelligent, unique, valued individuals, loved as children of God. Through hands-on educational activities, we strive to foster the joy of discovery and a love of learning in every child. St James welcomes children of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded1998
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students30 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$180
Tuition NotesTuition starts at $180 per month
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$80
Admissions DirectorApril Culbertson

School Notes

Saint James Preschool offers and excellent early childhood education.  Our program offers a safe healthy learning environment.  Our curriculum encourages children to grow and develop at their own pace allowing them to build confidence and skills essential to elementary success.  Our curriculum includes the following:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Chapel
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Computer Lab

We welcome you and your children into our community.

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  • Tempe
    Joyful Beginnings Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-3 | 70 students
    0.4 miles
    9325 S Rural Rd
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    (480) 491-2210
    0.4 PK-3

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Both of our daughters attended preschool at St. James. It was a wonderful experience for them as well as us. Ms. April and her staff are very caring, wonderful, dedicated teachers who want to ensure the children are comfortable, happy and learning. Both of our daughters were more than prepared for elementary school. Our oldest daughter is in the gifted program and our youngest has been referred for testing. We highly recommend this preschool!
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This is by far the best Preschool in Tempe. Small class sizes with a lot of individualized attention. Excellent teacher who truly understand how your child develops. Both of my daughters attended preschool here are thriving in elementary school thanks to the solid foundation and attention given by the St James Staff. St James Preschool is the best kept secret!!
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