The pre-kindergarten program at St. James Academy exemplifies the school’s multisensory approach to learning, providing students an enriching, nurturing, and creative educational experience. The program design is inspired by the Reggio-Emilia philosophy, a child-centered educational approach that embraces open-ended questioning, project-based lessons, and experiential learning.

Pre-K at SJA offers the added value of a kindergarten-grade 8 experience for a four-year-old in a much larger setting. The 89-acre campus allows for outdoor exploration in all subject areas. The student-centered program clearly understands the ages and stages of development, and the goal is to educate students in an active, warm, and safe environment while educating the whole child. Meeting children where they are and watching them grow in this welcoming and supportive environment is key to the SJA experience.

Emily Parks

Emily Parks is the owner of EP Writings, with expertise in program management for professional development programs, grant writing as well as freelance feature writing. Past clients include Baltimore’s...