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St James Episcopal School

25 S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401-4530

(910) 762-7537


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Childhood is a time for the development of body, mind, and spirit when lifelong values are discovered and developed into the structure for the life of the adult of tomorrow. In the preschool program, we attempt to provide a climate of love, expression, communication, and achievement. We believe that the preschool child should prepare for life by living each day enjoying, growing, using, trying, and belonging. We recognize the need for children's participation in activities and experiences that arouse their curiosity and channel their energies, their talents, their minds, and their great capacity for living. We attempt to recognize each child's uniqueness and the universal need to belong, achieve, dream, love, and be loved. Our day school is sponsored by the Vestry of Saint James Parish under the direction of the Rector and the Day School Board. We strive to offer not only a program consistent with the highest type of early childhood education but also to provide an additional dimension of the Christian faith. In all phases of our program we endeavor to provide the opportunity for the children to learn of God and to have a satisfying relationship with Him, as well as growth in appreciation and awareness of God's creations, of His love and care. Teachers and children will discover and practice Christian living together. We recognize the direct correlation between learning and the way children feel about themselves. Therefore, our goal is to help each child build a positive self-image while growing and developing physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually at their own rates. Through successful experiences at Saint James Day School, the children will build confidence in their own abilities and self-worth. Guiding the development of a child is a cooperative venture between home and school; therefore, the staff of Saint James Day School will work closely and cooperatively with parents."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school