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.



Pre-K registration packets are available in the school office. Pick yours up today! If you or a friend has a child who will be 4 years old by October 15th they are eligible for our Pre-K program. Space is limited so be sure to return your completed packets by April 14th.  


New this year:

ONLY children who are not currently enrolled in our 2016/17 Pre-K program will be required to schedule a screening appointment.

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by October 15th and would like to register them to attend Kindergarten in the fall, please call the school office at 547-3395 to schedule a screening appointment. Screenings will be held at the Superintendent’s office in Oakland on May 8th and May 10th.

Please share this information with friends and family who may have children eligible for our 2017/18 Kindergarten class in the fall.

April and May Dates to Remember

April 27 K-Grade 2 Field Trip to Waterville Opera House, 11AM-2PM

April 28 Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Readers

April 28 School Wide Fundraiser Ends

April 28 PTO Movie Night, 6PM, Gym

May 4 Grade 1 Music Concert, 6:30PM, Café

May 11 Annual Art Show, 5:30PM-6:30PM, Gym

DATE CHANGE: May 13 Mother & Son Fun, 3PM-6:30PM

May 16 Monthly PTO Meeting, 6PM, Portable

May 24 Black Bear Book Award Celebration, 1:45PM, Café

May 26 Bikes for Books Assembly, Gr 3-5, 10AM

May 29 Memorial Day – No School

May 30 Grade 5 Chorus Concert, 7PM, PAC

 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!...

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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...

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