About Us

St. James Preschool has been continuously owned and operated by St. James Episcopal Church since 1965. Over the years, our program has grown and expanded to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s preschoolers in the Downingtown, as well as, Chester Springs, Coatesville, Exton and West Chester areas.

St. James Preschool is non-denominational and accepts children of all backgrounds. Though we are operated by St. James Episcopal Church, our curriculum does not include religious education. We do, however, offer a prayer of thanksgiving at snack time.

We have a warm, mature staff consisting of five teachers and five assistants. Our teachers are certified or have over fifteen years of teaching experience. Our private classrooms are well- supervised with a teacher and an assistant in each class. This allows the right teacher-to-student ratio which affords each child individual attention. Our staff is easily accessible and available to address any parent questions or concerns.

We currently offer programs for children ages eighteen months to five years. Our Toddler Talk and My Time programs are for Moms and their children who are either not old enough or quite ready for a traditional preschool day. They meet once a week for one hour or one hour and fifteen minutes, respectively; and run for ten-week sessions.

Our preschool program consists of Young Threes, Threes/Fours,  and Pre-K classes. We offer morning sessions two, three or five mornings a week. We offer afternoon sessions three days a week for our Threes/Fours and Pre-K classes.  Our school calendar runs from September to May.

We are happy to give tours of our Preschool. Please call to set up an appointment.