St. James’ Children’s School offers a year-round, extended day program for Infants through Kindergarten. All classes use the Maryland State approved Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 5th edition as the primary program, with additional themes and projects chosen by each classroom. It covers four domain areas: social/emotional, cognitive, physical and language development
The Creative Curriculum program follows a developmentally appropriate continuum that can be adjusted to meet the needs and abilities of individual children and classes.
In addition to the curriculum St. James offers separate instruction in Music, Art and Spanish. An instructor from the Levine School of Music comes once a week for hands on music classes for all children in Older Infants through Kindergarten. Our Art teacher follows the MSDE standards for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for Art lessons for all children in our Twos, Threes, Fours and Kindergarten classes. Our Spanish program is taught in small groups and is also for all children in Twos through Kindergarten. Part of our day is devoted to learning about God’s love with chapel for our Fours and Kindergarten classes, and Bible stories, songs and simple prayers in all classes Twos and older.
Our music teacher visits Toddlers through Kindergarten every week to expose children to types of music, rhythm and sounds, tempo and pitch, singing, playing instruments and much more. All children participate in the exciting Spring Musical each year!
Spanish instruction is provided for children two years and above. We have a Spanish classroom for this special learning time where Senora Blanca teaches the language from her homeland.
Piano, gymnastics, soccer and karate programs are offered for additional fees.