St. James Preschool: A Great Place to Start

St. James Preschool is a child-centered, enrichment oriented program.  We offer a loving and supportive environment where children learn and grow at their own pace. The school is a ministry of St. James Episcopal Church and features a low student to teacher ratio. Children do not have to be potty trained for enrollment.

  • Children of all faiths& cultures  are welcome
  • Curbside drop-off & pick-up
  • There’s an enrollment fee of $105.00 per child, per school year that is a non-refundable fee. There’s also an activity fee for each child enrolled, in addition to a monthly tuition payment.

Shar Wickens, Program Director, has a degree in Elementary Education with advanced graduate study.  She maintains membership in the National Association of Young Children, and the National Association ofEpiscopal Schools. Additionally, she is involved with the Oakland County Director Coalition and is a member ofthe Michigan Association of Play Therapy. Teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds, with current CPS and blood borne pathogen training and have a clear criminal history record. 

Our Preschool Philosophy

We believe that early childhood should be a time of fun, security, exploration and discovery. Our program strives to encourage children’s natural tendencies ofcreativity and receptivity in learning, ultimately helping children grow and developmentally, socially, physically and emotionally. We provide the highest quality education in an exceptionally nurturing environment. Stimulating activities are designed and geared towards Providing a well-balanced educational program in which your child may more easily make the transition from home to school.

Throughout all of our programs, our goal is to provide an atmosphere of warmth and positive reinforcement, allowing your child to explore learning in a comfortable and familiar setting. 

Please contact the Director, Shar Wickens, for more information:
248-644-0820 ext. 7103

We are located in the St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Birmingham between Woodward and Southfield, at the corner of West Maple Road and Chester Street.  Please call to schedule a visit anytime!