From the Head of School 2019-07-24T11:54:26-05:00
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Hello and welcome to St. Marks Episcopal School. Whether you are a prospective family exploring St. Mark’s for the first time, an alum looking to reconnect or a current student/family, we hope you will find our website enjoyable and helpful.

For those curious minds who want to learn more about St. Mark’s, we are pleased you are interested! First and foremost, we are a community of families focused on growing each child in academics, character, and confidence . As an Early Childhood through 8th Grade school, we partner closely with families through the growth and development of your child from the time they are crawling to the time they are ready to leap forward into high school. We know our students and families well, which is then why we can support them so thoroughly through the adventures of Lower and Middle School.

For over 60 years, St. Mark’s has educated students. Even more, we’ve prepared them for their high school education and a life engaged in learning, service, and engagement. We succeed because of our remarkable faculty that delivers an innovative and personalized approach.

In the Episcopal tradition, St. Mark’s is committed to high academic standards, coupled with a commitment to the artistic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth of our students. We gather each week as an inclusive community, guided by our chaplain, and commit substantial time to our service-learning programs, giving back to the school as well as to our local, regional, and global communities here in Fort Lauderdale. Guided by the Episcopal ethos, St. Mark’s is an inclusive group of educators and families that represent a very diverse community focused on respect of all of our families backgrounds and beliefs. 

The intellectual journey is at the heart of the St. Mark’s experience. We believe children learn by being supported in an engaging environment that challenges them to think through problems and develop a resiliency that helps them overcome challenges they are presented with. This emphasis crosses disciplines—from science to history to world languages. Our goal is to develop our students in a way that prepares them for the real world that they will be entering. Our success is reflected in the many graduates who return to campus to tell us of their comfort and success in high school and college, the work force, and ultimately in their communities.

We look forward to meeting you during your visit to our campus. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to show you our comprehensive program in action. You will see engaged and excited students who truly love being at school. You will see students who exercise critical thinking and who are becoming young men and women of vision and courage. Please join us on this exciting journey.


Dr. Spence Taintor

Head of School

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