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156 N. Monroe St.
P.O. Box 507
La Grange, Texas 78945


Church Office: 979.968.3910
Cathy Sterman


Preschool: 979.968.9501
Laurie Krupala


Father Eric: 979.968.3910


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Service Times

Holy Eucharist:
Rite One
8:00 a.m.

Child Care:

9:15 am
in the Preschool

Holy Eucharist

Rite Two
10:30 am


Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office: 979-968-3910

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A circle of friends who learn and grow in Jesus Christ

Join us for Pre-K, God's Way!

Contact us today for more information

Laurie Krupala, Preschool Director


Preschool: 979-968-9501


St. James’ Episcopal Preschool began in 2000 as a Parent’s Day Out program with church member, Cathy Engel, as the founder and leader of the program. The program operated one morning a week in the fall semester. The spring semester brought a need for a program two mornings a week. In August of 2001, St. James’ became a licensed facility after much hard work by the church’s Day School Committee. Parents now had the option of a Parent’s Day Out that was available five mornings a week. The pattern of growth and development continued with the 2002-2003 school year. In the fall of 2013, the preschool decided to offer our programs for both classes five mornings a week. In the fall of 2016, the preschool will offer a full day program in addition to our half-day program. Part-time and full-time options are available depending on the program for which the child is eligible.

Throughout this period of growth, the fundamental principles of the school have been to provide a nurturing, spiritual, developmental program for our communities’ children and families. We have evolved into a preschool program for our older preschoolers, and we have retained our Parent’s Day Out component to serve toddler-age children.


St. James' Episcopal Preschool is a licensed, half-day and whole-day Christian preschool in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, serving children ages 2 years to 5 years of age.


The mission of St. James’ Episcopal Preschool is to provide a strong Christian and Academic Foundation for preschool age children in a loving, nurturing, family-oriented environment so that they are prepared to be successful grade school students with a love of learning, and the knowledge that Jesus loves them.



Each child is a unique creation of God. Young children are curious by nature. They are excited and eager to participate in activities that encourage hands-on experiences. The environment at our preschool is safe, positive, and supportive. We believe in offering full and rich opportunities to develop in each child a love for God, self-esteem, responsibility, and a readiness for life-long-learning that is appropriate to each child.

Weekly Class Schedule

We offer two programs to choose from:


TODDLER CLASS  (2-3  Year Olds)

HALF-DAY Program - Hours are 8:00 am to Noon daily.
You may choose 2, 3 or 5 mornings for your child to attend St. James Preschool.

Includes Snack.


FULL-DAY Program - Hours are 8 am - 3 pm daily.
You may choose 2,3 or 5 days for your child to attend St. James Preschool
Includes Daily Snack and Hot Lunch (M-Th)
Sack Lunch from home on Friday.


PRE-K CLASS (4-Year-Olds)

FULL-DAY Program - Hours are 8 am - 3 pm daily.

You may choose M-Th or M-F for your child to attend St. James Preschool.

Includes Daily Snack and 
Hot Lunch (M-TH) Sack Lunch from Home on Friday


(Any half-day programs for PreK students, must have Director approval.)


For more information regarding Registration for the 2019-20 School Year,
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The Texas State Department of Family and Protective Services licenses Saint James' Episcopal Preschool.  You may review the licensing standards and our most recent licensing inspection report, which are posted on our bulletin board by the front door.  The local licensing office can be contacted at 512-834-3202.  The DFPS Child Abuse Hot Line is 800-252-5400 and the DFPS website is


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