Saint James the Apostle School

Advancing Academic Excellence, Fostering Faith, Instilling Integrity

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PreK-3 Program

Our PreK-3 program provides children with a nurturing, safe, and adaptive environment, in which to learn and grow socially, spiritually, physically, as well as cognitively. 

Developmentally appropriate themed learning centers offer children hands-on experience to foster active exploration and self-directed learning.  Each child is encouraged to develop and use his or her own learning style in cooperative and collaborative activities throughout all areas of learning. 


Our curriculum follows the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Newark and the State of New Jersey. Religion, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Math, Science, and fine motor skills, are used to meet the needs of the students and addresses different learning styles within the classroom.

The integration of art, music, technology and physical education into our curriculum is designed to provide children with a positive and faith filled first school experience.

At Saint James the Apostle School, our goal is to help our youngest students:

  • feel confident and excited about learning
  • express themselves
  • listen to others
  • make good choices
  • become increasingly self-responsible
  • develop critical thinking skills


Daily Schedule

  • Arrival/Greeting
  • Prayer
  • Circle Time
  • Religion
  • Learning Activity
    • Math
    • Science
    • Reading
    • Social Studies
    • Language Arts
  • Snack
  • Learning activity
    • Music (once a week)
    • Arts (once a week)
    • Gym (once a week)
  • Playtime
  • Lunch
  • Outside Recess (weather permitting)
  • Rest time
  • Playtime
  • Dismissal