Tradition meets innovation
Combining best traditional practices with contemporary research in learning theory, the St. Mark’s curriculum provides children with a strong academic preparation in a structured yet flexible setting. All classes and subjects engage a variety of learning styles and include hands-on and applied learning.
From Preschool through Middle School, we provide a sound education that enables our children to function effectively in a rapidly changing society. We teach them to learn independently, to find solutions to the problems that will face them, and to know enough about their culture that they won’t have to repeat the mistakes of the past.
At the heart of our academic philosophy is the belief that the education of children is a cooperative venture involving a close relationship between teachers and parents, with our children in the center of our concerns and actions. Our task as a school community is to build a strong foundation of academic and social skills while drawing forth the best from each child through faithful and ethical living. We encourage our students to become self-motivated, self-confident, and independent thinkers. At the same time, we encourage community awareness, service for others, and prayer.
Individualized instruction and classroom learning centers are combined with an emphasis on the acquisition of basic learning skills. The curriculum is challenging and demanding. Expectations are high. However, teachers work to help students fulfill and often exceed those expectations.
From reading, writing, and arithmetic to socialization skills, critical thinking, and spiritual insight, a St. Mark’s education is an adventure in discovery.
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