James Bean School

Serving students grades PK-5 in the town of Sidney, Maine.

James Bean school is located near the Belgrade Lakes region in Central Maine. The school serves the children, families, and residents in the town of Sidney. Our school serves approximately 237 students. We are part of R.S.U. 18, which encompasses the towns of Oakland, Belgrade, Sidney, China, and Rome.

 Making an impact on your school!

Every child holds a key to the future.

Drive for Education is truly special. It's a forward-looking program created by the employees of Berlin City Auto Group as a way to strengthen the neighborhoods in which we live and work. School is a great place to build the foundation for the future. This initiative supports our schools in hopes it allows educators to shape future scientists, engineers, artists or musicians. Berlin City's Drive for Education has supported the purchase of library books, interactive whiteboards, music programs, audio equipment and automotive testing equipment. In 5 short years Drive for Education has donated over $400,000 to schools all over Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.


JHB News


James Bean School General Music Teacher, Susan Paradis, is excited to announce that she has won 40 Makala Waterman ukuleles for her music program from a Facebook giveaway by the Kala Brand Music Company!...

Read To Ride Challenge

October 11, 2016

by Nancy Reynolds This summer students around the state had the opportunity to keep their minds active by reading.  In the summer it is vitally important to read and exercise the brain to prevent...