In Memory of our Beloved Custodian Joe Sawlivich 1982-2004
In Memory of our Beloved Custodian Joe Sawlivich 1982-2004

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 260 students. We are part of R.S.U. 18, which encompasses the towns of Oakland, Belgrade, Sidney, China, and Rome.

Principal: Nancy Reynolds


School Social Worker: Dolly Bartley


Administrative Assistant: Tracey Higgins

2896 Middle Rd

Sidney, ME 04330

Phone: (207) 547-3395

Fax: (207) 547-4438

Pre-K Applications are now available in each of our school offices. If you have a child turning four by Oct. 15, 2016 they are eligible to sign-up.

A Public Budget Hearing will be held at the James Bean School on Tuesday, April 26 beginning at 6:00PM. The public is encouraged to attend, ask questions and to learn more about the coming school years budget needs.

Your spring portraits have shipped!
Your portraits will be coming home with your child soon.

When you receive your portraits, select your favorites and pay online!

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  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase and pay online,
  4. Please return un-purchased portraits to your school.