St. James Preschool offers a secular program for preschool age children, which is designed to foster the development of the whole child — emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically. Through its nurturing and stimulating preschool environment, St. James helps its students make the transition from the protected family atmosphere to the expanded community in which they live. Nestled in the heart of Upper Montclair, St. James Preschool is fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and has served area families for over 30 years.

Summer Camp at St. James Preschool

Please check our Summer Camp page for more information on our regular St. James Summer Camp as well as our “K” Camp, for children who will be entering Kindergarten in September, 2016. Links to the applications, which are due later this month, are also available on the Camps page.

Enroll now for 2016-17 toddler and pre-k

PROGRAMS
Our preschool programs incorporate the core philosophy that regards each child as a natural learner. The St. James Preschool curriculum is child-directed and stresses learning through play with a hands-on, discovery approach. Read more…
STAFF
We pride ourselves on the excellent, caring and nurturing staff at St. James Preschool. Our teachers are certified by the state of New Jersey in early childhood education or hold a Child Development Associate’s degree. Read more…
LOCATION
With its ideal location in the center of Upper Montclair, St. James Preschool takes full advantage of its geographic fortune. What better way to introduce young children to their community than by stopping in at the local fire station or saying hello to the postal workers? Read more…
FACILITIES
Walk into St. James Preschool and in addition to the usual array of classrooms and cubbies, you will notice our kitchen facilities, lunch room and our large, indoor gym. Read more…