Welcome to St. James'

Thank you for your interest in St. James Nursery School. We believe that the early years in a child's life are truly significant in the development of a child. Through careful and thoughtful planning of the learning environment and hands-on experiences, children are involved in activities that stimulate and motivate their interest and academic growth. We provide opportunities for children to interact with a wide range of materials and with each other through play. Social skills, such as getting along with others and working in a group, are a focus of our program. One of our primary goals is for children to be well-prepared for kindergarten and for later life experiences - and most of all - to enjoy their first school experience!

St. James' Nursery School was established in 1975. We are a licensed nursery school for two, three, four, and five-year-olds. All teachers are college graduates and/or have course work in early childhood education. All classes are staffed with a teacher and full-time aide. St. James' Nursery School is a mission of St. James' Episcopal Church and encourages the wonder of God's creation and provides an environment that nurtures your child's spiritual and intellectual growth with acceptance and security.



St. James’ Nursery School is proud to have achieved dual accreditation from the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We have the highest possible rating in the Maryland EXCELS Program and hold four additional achievements with EXCELS. We are proud to be one of the only private preschool program in the state of Maryland to keep these accolades! Additionally, we are licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care (#151353).

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