Enroll Your Child at St. James Preschool


We 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.

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  • All classes for the 2022-2023 school year are currently full.  We are accepting applications for our wait list.
  • 2 ½ and 3 year old class placement letters were sent through the mail on March 31.
  • If you are interested in the Verona Area School District Pre-K program you must register through the school district.

*Registration is an ongoing process as long as we have spots available.

  • “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.

8:20-8:40 Arrival & Welcome Activities
8:45-9:00 Hello Circle Time (Hello Song, Community Building, Large Group)
9:05-9:30 Small Group Work (Handwriting, Math, Literacy, Choice Time)
9:30-9:50 Hand washing, Songs, and Stories
9:55-10:10 Snack
10:15-10:50 Centers (Choice time & projects)
10:55-11:00 Closing Circle
11:05-11:30  Outdoor Play/Recess

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Preschool Fees & Offerings

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


Activity Fee: $35
Class Fee:  No monthly fee for VASD residents (private pay is $365 a month paid September-May)
Tuesday thru Friday approximately 8:20 am - 11:30 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

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.

All class times may need to be changed 5-15 minutes.  Start and end times will be set sometime in August before school starts.

Preschool Staff

2021-2022 St. James Preschool Staff

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Heather Pearl Director

Heather has been at St. James Preschool 10 years.
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Holly Parker 2 1/2 & 3 year old Teacher

Holly has been at St. James Preschool 11 years.
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Lori Rudy 3 year old Teacher

Lori has been at St. James Preschool 9 years.
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Kristin Wills 2 1/2 & Pre-K Teacher

Kristin has been with St. James Preschool 4 years.
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Stacy Zimmerman Pre-K Teacher

Stacy has been at St. James Preschool 10 years.


  • 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.

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