Enroll Your Child at St. James Preschool


COVID-19 :  St. James Preschool plans on holding classes for the 2020-21 School Year.

We will follow guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, CDC, and the Verona Area School District.  We are willing to work with families to make them feel comfortable in these uncertain times.

We are currently enrolling kids for our 2 1/2 and 3 year old classrooms.  For a tour and/or more information on how to register please contact Heather Pearl at sjp@stjamesverona.org

  • “The philosophy of St. James Preschool is to instill in each child a confident desire to learn more about the world in which we live and provide children with a balanced routine to develop emotional, intellectual, physical and social skills through natural play in a loving environment. St. James Preschool does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities.”

“Classrooms use a play-based philosophy with emphasis on one-on-one, small group and large group instruction that is age/ability appropriate. Centers will focus on colors, shapes, letter and number recognition as well as activities that stretch the mind, express feelings and encourage cognitive development. Social interaction will also be a focus as these children learn to relate to peers and adults. Children will be encouraged to verbally express needs and desires. Classes will have the opportunities for free play, music, art, science, early math and literacy concepts, stories, role-playing and more. The staff will promote Kindergarten readiness through pre-reading and math activities. Classes may be multi-age.”

This schedule is what our school days typically look like (this one is from Pre-K).

All classes have a schedule that are similar but might change the order of activities.”

8:40-8:55 Arrival & Welcome Activities
9:00-9:15 Hello Circle Time (Hello Song, Community Building, Large Group)
9:20-9:35 Small Group Work (Handwriting, Math, Literacy, Choice Time)
9:40-9:55 Hand washing, Songs, and Stories
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:20-10:45 Outdoor Play/Recess
10:50-11:30 Centers (Choice time & projects)
11:35-11:45 Closing Circle (Sharing time & Good-bye song)
11:50 Dismissal


Preschool Fees & Offerings

2020 - 2021 Class Schedule

St. James Preschool partners with the Verona Area School District to host their Pre-K program.

Activity Fee: $65
Class Fee:  No monthly fee for VASD residents (private pay is $385 a month paid September-May)
Tuesday thru Friday approximately 8:40 am - 11:50 am*
*The Verona School District decides the start time based on busing.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $65
Tuition: $300/month paid September-May
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:40 - 11:40 am

Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $65
Tuition: $234/mo paid October-May
Mondays and Fridays 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In the past, we have offered After Class Activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays for an additional cost. Typically this program does not start until October and finishes mid-May. We have offered classes through outside agencies and have had our staff run a lunch bunch.

Because of COVID-19 we are unsure of what our After Class Activities will look like for the 2020-21 School Year. We might not be able to offer as many choices, days or have a limited group of people, etc. We will continue to update parents on this and encourage families to not count on the After Class Activities for extra care. Please contact Heather Pearl at sjp@stjamesverona.org with any questions.”

If you have any questions please contact Heather Pearl at sjp@stjamesverona.org.

Additional fees and/or materials may be requested for field trips, special events and programs, etc. There will be a supply list before the beginning of the year.

Fees may change each school year.

Preschool Staff

2020-2021 St. James Preschool Staff


Heather Pearl Director


Kristin Wills 2 1/2 year old & 3 year old Teacher


Holly Parker 3 year old Teacher


Lori Rudy 3 year old Teacher


Lynn Hauski Pre-K Teacher


Stacy Zimmerman Pre-K Teacher


  • Philosophy:

    In keeping with the mission of St. James Lutheran Church, the preschool is dedicated to instilling in each child a confident desire to learn and provide children with a balanced routine to develop spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and social skills through natural play. St. James preschool serves children in our community between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 years old, September through beginning of June.