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.

May and Junes Dates to Remember

June 19 Grade 5 Step-Up to MMS, 9AM

June 20 Annual Year End Field Day!

June 21 Last Day of School, 11:30 AM Release

Summer Library, Dates & Times to be Determined

July 10-August 2 (Mon, Tue, Wed only) Title I Summer School

August 30 First day of School

 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

Mad Science at James Bean School

by Lynn Frasca Students at James Bean School were educated and entertained by Mad Science’s Catalyst Corey (JHB Alum) last Friday, May 5th.  Our all school assembly was rocking the house as...

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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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