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Registration Application for 2022-2023 Preschool Year

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens Thursday, November 11, 2021, and closes Friday, December 10, 2021.

All completed registration applications and fees (see below) must be mailed or placed in the dropoff box at the Preschool entrance during the registration period, but no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Application STEPS and Fees:

  • Currently enrolled children and their siblings, children of formerly enrolled families, and new children who are members of St. James must submit the Registration Application and a $150.00 non-refundable registration fee to the Preschool Office by December 11th at 1:00 p.m.
  • All returning children are guaranteed a space for the following school year.
  • Siblings, children of formerly enrolled families and new children of St. James church members are given priority over new families.
  • While unlikely, should there happen to be an over-subscription for a particular class, a lottery process will be used to assign spaces, with priority given first to returning students, and then to siblings, church members, and former St. James Preschool families.
  • All other families (families who have never had a child at St James Preschool and non-church members) must submit the Registration Application and $25.00 non-refundable application fee to the Preschool Office by December 10th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Spaces for new students will be assigned by a lottery process.
  • A wait list will be established once classes are full.
  • Once notified of an opening, new families will be required to remit a $125.00 non-refundable registration fee in order to hold the assigned space for their child.

Letters will be mailed by January 14, 2022 to all families who submitted registration applications and appropriate fees.  Parents of children placed on the wait list will be notified of openings as they occur.

All students enrolling at St. James Preschool are required to make a non-refundable $350 tuition deposit payment no later than the latter of March 15, 2022 or within ten (10) days of receipt of notification of acceptance. This deposit will be applied to the students’ final tuition payment for the 2021-2022 school year.  Schedule for tuition payments for the 2022 – 2023 school year will be provided in the Registration Materials to be made available by November 11, 2021.

While the Preschool reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of St. James Preschool for a particular applicant based on his/her needs and the school’s facilities and resources, admission to St. James Preschool is made without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or national origin.

St. James
Preschool Forms

Below you will find the attached forms that will need to be filled out in order for your child to attend St James Preschool. If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact us at

Registration Application

Registration Application

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Sibling you are Registering

Emergency Information


In case of a severe injury or illness, the director, assistant director or classroom teacher will first call the Fulton County Emergency Medical Squad (911) and then call the parents. If the parents or an emergency contact are unavailable, the director or assistant director will follow the emergency vehicle to Scottish Rite Hospital (1001 Johnson Ferry Rd.)

If the injury does not warrant a call to 911, but does require immediate medical attention (and the parent or emergency contact person cannot be reached), two staff members will transport the child to Scottish Rite Hospital.

All minor injuries will be handled in house. In the case of minor illness, the parents (guardian) or emergency contact will immediately be called. If no one can be contacted, the child will remain in the director’s office until school is over or until a parent or emergency contact is reached.


Waiver of Liability

Waiver of Liability

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It is understood that St. James Preschool will make every effort to prevent accidents, but in the case of an accident, neither the Preschool nor St. James United Methodist Church will be held liable. It is mutually understood that in the event of an accident or illness of my child while in the care of St. James Preschool, the staff shall use their best efforts to contact the parents. In the event the parent is not immediately available, however, the staff is authorized to secure such medical care as the situation may reasonably warrant. It is agreed that where the school has acted in good faith to comply with an accident/illness of my child, any and all liability as might exist, is expressly waived by the parent.

Carpool Agreement Form

Carpool Agreement Form


I have read the St. James Preschool Parking Lot and Carpool Safety Guidelines (dated February 2022). I also agree to comply with any St. James Preschool Board approved amendments to the guidelines. I will inform all other persons (e.g., spouses, nannies, babysitters, neighbors, grandparents, friends, relatives, etc.), who come to St. James Preschool on my behalf, of the requirements in the guidelines. Any violation(s) of these guidelines and procedures by me, or anyone on St. James United Methodist Church property on my behalf, shall result in consequences which could include fines and/or revocation of my parking lot and carpool privileges.

General History Form

General History


Parent COVID Waiver

Parent COVID-19 Waiver

In consideration of my children being allowed to enroll in St. James Preschool during the COVID-19 pandemic and for other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, on behalf of myself, my children and all others who may claim by, under, or through myself I do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless and do hereby release, acquit, and forever discharge the St. James Preschool and all of its officers, employees, agents and assigns, and all other persons or connected therewith from any and all claims, actions, causes of action which I or my children now have, or which may hereafter accrue, whether for personal injury or property damage, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in any way resulting from my and/or my children’s attendance of the St. James Preschool during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please read and check each statement below.

Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches. While we understand that many of these symptoms can also be related to non-COVID-19 related issues we must proceed with an abundance of caution during this Public Health Emergency. These symptoms typically appear 2-7 days after being infected so please take them seriously. Your child will need to be symptom free without any medications for 24 hours before returning to the facility.

I Certify & Agree

I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to comply with the provisions listed herein. I acknowledge that failure to act in accordance with the provisions listed herein, or with any other policy or procedure outlined by St. James Preschool may result in termination of services. I acknowledge that care for my child may be terminated if it is determined that my actions, or lack of action unnecessarily exposes another employee, child, or their family member to COVID-19.

Parent Physician Medical Form

Please click on the link below to download our Parent Physician Medical Form. Please fill it out and return it to our front office.

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Trusted And Loved By Atlanta’s Parents

Our children have been coming to SJP since our youngest was in the young 2's class. I didn't realize then what a jackpot we had hit when we got that spot! We have fallen in love with this school...the teachers, staff and entire community. It is truly a place where love and kindness are at the forefront of the daily learning process. My children come home brimming with enthusiasm from all that they have experienced at school and it is such a blessing for them to be surrounded by this amazing environment.

Katie Danyo

I can't say enough about how pleased we are with the program at St. James.  Each teacher my son has had has been just as amazing as the last, the staff really does care about their students and the school is the perfect environment for young children feel secure and confident while they thrive.  We are so grateful for the education he is receiving.

Laura Thomson

St. James  Preschool is a very special place to our family. My daughter began here six years ago and by the time my fourth child finishes preschool, we will have been at St. James for 12 consecutive years. The play-based curriculum in combination with the experienced teachers have resulted in very successful transitions to elementary school for my two oldest. We love it so much that we have joined the church- St. James is our family and we cherish our children's preschool years here! 

Meredith Seelos

As a mom of three children who have attended St. James Preschool, I have repeatedly experienced the warm, encouraging atmosphere it provides. Each of our children have blossomed under the loving care of their teachers here, and though our oldest two have moved on, my husband and I continue to see our third nurtured and loved in the same way.

Carrie Fischer

Over the last 3 years attending St James Preschool, our family has form relationships and connections that will last a lifetime. St James Preschool has proven for us to be a fun, safe, spiritual and creative place for young minds. Our kids don't walk in to school each day, they run happily. Its a great place for little ones to be  socialized or prepping our "big kids' for kindergarten. We love our St James family!

Melissa Orr