Preschool Registration Form

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in St. James Preschool.  We are presently accepting registrations for the 2024-2025 school year.  The following information is given to answer the most frequently asked questions.  If further information is needed, please call the preschool at 937-865-0272.  If I am not available, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Children are grouped by age.  Since their entrance into kindergarten, in most districts, has changed to August 1st we are still using the September 30th cutoff date.  We use this same date for our beginner and prekindergarten classes. Classes generally have 17 children and are staffed by 2 teachers.  The class sizes for the 2024-2025 school year will be determined by demand for the class.

Children enrolled in beginner’s classes must be potty trained and three years old by September 30, 2024.  The children enrolled in prekindergarten classes must be 4 years old by September 30th, however, children enrolled in the 4-day classes must be 5 years old by February 1st, 2025.  All classes will be formed on April 1st according to registration demand.

Most children attend classes at least 3 days a week. Teachers find that children adjust more quickly and perform better when they come more often. 2 day a week classes are offered to meet the needs of busy families who prefer just 2 days a week.  The 4-day class is an excellent choice for any child who enjoys school and would benefit from more time in a classroom setting interacting with other children his/her own age.

Morning classes meet from 9:00 to 11:25 a.m.  The afternoon classes are from 12:20 to 2:45 p.m.  We request that children do not arrive before 9:00 a.m. or 12:20p.m. as the teachers are busy preparing for the day’s class.  A child is never late, and should you be detained, please bring your child at any time the class is in session.

There is a $60.00 registration fee. Classes will be filled based on the date this form is returned.  Children of church members will be given first priority.  Families with children presently or previously enrolled in the preschool will also be given priority until April 1st.  We encourage you to return this form as soon as possible.  Some classes fill very quickly.

The total tuition is figured for the school year based on the number of days the class is in session.   This amount is divided into three equal payments.  Payments are made on a quarterly basis but if you prefer you may make monthly payments.  Payments are due on the first of September, December, and March.   If you prefer monthly payments, payments are due on the first of each month.  There will be a payment reduction of 15% for any additional children in a family.

Days Per Week

2 Days (T/TH)

3 Days (M/W/F)

4 Days (M/T/W/TH) 

Price Per Month

$ 120.00/month

$ 150.00/month

$ 190.00/month

There is a $60.00 registration fee each year. When a child is accepted it is for the entire year.  If circumstances arise that a child would have to withdraw due to relocation or illness, please give two weeks’ notice or two weeks’ tuition so that we can fill the vacancy.  The enclosed form may be filled out and returned to the preschool with your registration fee.  

If you desire a specific class time, please return your registration form as soon as possible because some classes fill very quickly.


Cindy Sorg, Administrator

Child’s Name