St. James Lutheran Church & School

St. James Lutheran Preschool

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Open Enrollment!

St James has a wonderful, affordable preschool for ages 2.5 through Kindergarten, and has been serving the community for over 37 years!

Our excellent school offers

  • Low student/teacher ratio
  • A highly academic program
  • Part-time and Full-time schedules

St. James has the preschool care to meet your needs. Military welcome!

Please, see the tuition, schedule, and more information below!

Call to enroll today at 619-423-8648! Or email to


Half-Day / Part-time
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Full-Day / Full-time
6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5 days, Monday through Friday


Part-time Rate Full-time Rate
5 days (M-F) $460/month $560/month
3 days $390/month $460/month

Annual Registration Fee: $140

Imperial Beach Library Programs

St. James School participates in the Wednesday, IB Library, bi-lingual program.


St. James Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of St. James Lutheran Church, providing a warm and loving Christ-centered environment where young children can develop to their fullest potential.


Non-discrimination Policy: St. James Lutheran Preschool admits children of any sex, religion, race, color, ancestry, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to children at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, ancestry, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, or other administered programs. St. James Lutheran reserves the right to refuse admittance or dis-enroll a child if there is a threat to the personal or emotional well-being to students or our staff.

Preschool Readiness Policy: Children must be 3 years-old by November 15th upon the date of enrollment. We have accepted 2.5 year-olds in the past if there is a class available and if the child has mature-readiness and is COMPLETELY POTTY-TRAINED. All children who enter our program must be toilet-trained prior to enrollment in our school. They cannot wear diapers or pull-ups; they must be able to use the bathroom without staff assistance. Accidents do occur but if a repeating pattern develops, it would lead to dis-enrollment of your child.

Withdrawal Policy: Two weeks notice must be given for withdrawal from the school. Full tuition is required up to the day of withdrawal. If required notice is not given, a charge will be made for the two weeks.

Dis-enrollment: St. James Lutheran Preschool may dis-enroll your child or children for policy violation, financial delinquency, excessive absences, and discipline problem or for the health and well-being of other students and staff of the school.

Complete handbook and enrollment forms are available in the school office.