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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 30 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $180
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. James Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded
1998
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
30 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 39%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition starts at $180 per month
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$80
Admissions Director
April 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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 30 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $180
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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