PK3 Full Day-Kindergarten
7:55 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
7:55 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
During the first weeks of school, teachers will administer baseline assessments in Math and Language Arts and will also use criteria from the standardized test, previous report cards and teacher recommendation to determine each student’s level of instruction.
The Language Academy administers an assessment at the beginning of each quarter to determine student placement and provides for three levels of instruction in foreign language. Conferences are scheduled before the end of the first quarter to discuss student’s progress and goals and expectations for the year. St. Mark’s provides a personalized approach to learning and encourages frequent communcation between parent and teacher regarding student’s progress in each subject.
Additionally, students in grades PK4 – Grade 5 have a weekly computer class; additional technology instruction is imbedded in inter-disciplinary technology projects, which include instruction in effective online research skills. St. Mark’s also offers STEM Project Lead the Way engineering classes starting in Kindergarten. At home and in the classroom, St. Mark’s students take advantage of many supplemental online subscriptions, including IXL, Duolingo, and BrainPoP.
Our tuition price is well thought out, and it allows us to offer an excellent education to the largest number of students. Where tuition is static, Annual Fund dollars are flexible and allow us to meet the changing needs of the school from year to year.
Nationally, tuition costs cover about 80% of the cost of educating a student. The shortfall here at St. Mark’s is approximately $1,500 per student. However, we don’t expect that every person supporting the school will make a gift at that level.
Donation amounts often looks like a pyramid, where some people are able to give large gifts and many people make up the smaller gifts that hold up that base. Every gift is critical to the health of the school and every gift counts.