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Enrollment Procedures

St. James’ uses brightwheel for enrollment, communication, and online bill pay. Once you click on the application button at right you will be brought to the main page to make an account to access the Enrollment Application form. Please complete an Enrollment Application and upload it into brightwheel to be placed on our waiting list.

A parent interested in enrolling his or her child in St. James’ Children’s School should make an appointment through the school office to tour the facilities and meet with the Director or the Administrative Assistant. An enrollment application must be completed and returned to the office along with a non-refundable application fee of $50.00. Parents will be informed by phone or email when a space is available.

If a space is unavailable, your application will be added to the wait list. It can be challenging to give estimates as to when we are expecting openings. Families sometimes move or have other changes in circumstance that causes unexpected openings. However, current families get priority for siblings and this can take up several spots. As a result, spots can become open much sooner or later than we anticipate. This is why we encourage families to stay in touch about your interest and flexibility. Flexibility in your enrollment start date can improve your chances of getting a spot for your child.

When an opening is available, an enrollment agreement will be sent to confirm the space. A deposit of $1,000 for full-time status or part-time status is required to reserve the space and is due when the agreement is signed and returned to the school. The School holds the deposit while the child is enrolled and will apply it to the last month’s tuition, if 60 days written notice of withdrawal is given.

In January, families will be required to complete a new Enrollment Form for each student, indicating their intent and commitment to remain enrolled in our program for the next school year. The completed form must be submitted no later than March 1st in order to retain a spot for your child for the coming school year.

All of the items below must be completed and returned to the School before a child’s first day of attendance:

___ Signed Enrollment Agreement with $1,000 deposit

___ Health Inventory, including:

___ Part I-Parent

___ Part II- Physician

___ Immunization Certificate

___ Lead Testing Certificate

___ Emergency Information Form

___ “A Parent’s Guide to Regulated Child Care” acknowledgment signed

___ Sunscreen/Insect Repellent Form

___ Signed Parent Handbook Written Agreement (located at the end of the Parent Handbook)

Immunization records must be kept up to date, and emergency information renewed annually.