Saint James School’s Pre-K is a Christ-centered community, which creates an atmosphere inspired by the gospel. We are an extension of the Catholic Church’s teachings, traditions, and values and provide a strong spiritual and academic foundation that will help your student succeed. We cultivate faith-centered learning at a young age within the Catholic school environment. Through monthly school Masses, daily prayer, faith-incorporated daily lessons, religious education books, and the celebration of Christian holidays, we strive to instill the importance of faith and religion early on.
Our Pre-K programs include a 2 ½- to 3-year-old program (students must be 2 1/2 by October 1st of the current school year) and a 4-year-old program. All students are encouraged to learn through active exploration of their child-centered environment, which helps them develop positive self-esteem, self-control, and independence.
We have recently created a new interdisciplinary curriculum that fully leverages the current New Jersey Preschool teaching and learning standards. This curriculum focuses on a well-rounded breadth of subjects, incorporating cognitive and perceptual skill development, as well as Art, Music, and Physical Fitness classes taught by instructors dedicated to those special areas. Moreover, technology is fully integrated into our curriculum: our classrooms include an interactive projector and a SMART table. We are also proud to offer buddies, mentors, and school Mass assistants from Saint James School to work with our Pre-K students. Pre-K students are encouraged to participate in Saint James School’s annual events, which include the Christmas Concert, Grandparents’ Day, the Fall Festival, and Farm Day.