Why St. Mark?

Why St. Mark?

St. Mark Community Preschool receives rave reviews from parents, who often place new siblings on the school’s waiting list within days of their births. The preschool is described in glowing terms, with parents noting the safe and comfortable environment, a sense of family and an appropriate balance between academic and social development. According to many parents, “Everybody loves St. Mark!”

Small classroom sizes and teacher to child ratios

A warm and loving, family-centered environment

Experienced, educated, and professional teachers

A place where learning is fun!

Other strengths cited by parents include:

A positive transition from preschool to kindergarten, particularly from a social perspective

The school helps its students develop a strong sense of self

Parents are down-to-earth and friendly

Waiting list system is more positively perceived than other schools’ lottery systems

Some schools are too academic, but at St. Mark Community Preschool the emphasis is on developmentally appropriate activities. Kids learn their letters, how to write their names, and other age-appropriate skills, while also learning how to enjoy social situations.

Discipline is not punishment, but guidance – helping children learn to resolve their own conflicts

The Preschool has built a strong reputation and loyalty with families; siblings and cousins often enroll in the school

Dedicated staff, volunteers and board


We have had children for 12 years at St. Mark Community Preschool and have loved every minute of it! My children have all transitioned so well from the preschool, largely in part to all of the creative and stimulating learning experiences….The energy at the preschool is so positive and encouraging and the teachers make each child feel like they are #1

~Karen Ogden