My daughter has been going to school at St. Mark since Tweens and is now in PK 4. Although that's not too many years our experience has been good. Her teachers and assistants have been great and she seems to be advancing academically as much as others her age who are in other preschools. What I love about it is the friendships she's developed along the way which my other preschool friends haven't been as lucky.
My child has been attending St. Mark since she was in the tweens and I will be taking her out at the end of her kindergarten school year. The school lacks in academics. The teachers are horrible and don't have the methods or knowledge to adequately teacher. The assistance principle is incompetent, rude and the least helpful person in that school. She swears that her curriculum is comparable to other schools but as a public school teacher I would tell you that they are about a year behind. The only benefit to St. Mark are the family and friends you make along the way. However, my child's education is priority over friendship.
We had a terrible experience at this school! The staff and teachers are not nurturing at all! The academics are below average and they teach nothing. You're better off putting your child in the local public school than wasting your money at this school.
This school is great! The staff are extra dedicated. We have three children and seeing them grow in faith and with great principles of morals and love is priceless. We have never been happier with St. Mark Catholic School. When you see the 8th graders give you the tour of the school, all you think is in your children growing to be these kids one day, well educated with respect and Faith! Faith is priceless in this society now a days.
Academics at St. Mark are okay if your child is an independent learner. If you child struggles or needs more attention, he or she will not get that here. Class sizes are huge. Bullying issues are not addressed. Definite favoritism towards wealthier families. Many of the parents, students, and staff are snobs. Not a very friendly, Christian environment with the exception of some of the faculty. A few of the teachers are outstanding if you are luckily enough to get them; however, you cannot request teachers. Not worth the money when there are superior charter and public schools within a few miles of St. Mark. St. Mark's preschool, however, is excellent!
St Mark is the worst school ever. The teachers don't know how to teach, the students are rude, and the principal doesn't care about any problems you have. Bullying is an extremely common thing to encounter at this school. After switching schools, my children had trouble keeping up (despite them being gifted) due to the terrible education at this school. Everyone that works in the school shows favoritism towards the people who write the biggest check. If you want your kids to go to a good school, go anywhere but here. Going to St Mark is the worst decision any parents could ever make for their kids.
St. Mark's is an exceptional Catholic School where the students are nurtured from the moment they step through the doors until they graduate at 8th Grade. We have found St. Mark's to be a warm, nurturing school that encourages children to learn, learn, learn. The students are exposed to the traditional academics as well as phys.ed, music, technology, the arts and hands-on science. A variety of programs is available to all students to promote and foster a love of reading.
Mrs Sandusky and her staff of dedicated teachers educate your kids in all standard subject matter, and more importantly they nurture them to excel in the Christian tradition of community. The teachers are excellent on every level. They are very hard working, they care and it shows.The result is a well-rounded, confident, and happy child. Its really a family atmosphere and you can just feel the positive vibe on campus. Parents care and get involved. Kids are well behaved and kind toward each other. It is a wonderful community that I highly recommend.
We are leaving after 7 years. Behavior problems are not addressed, curriculum is not updated, and technology is outdated. Unfortunately, with the huge debt the school helps the church pay for, it is unlikely things will improve soon. The financial statement shows that the SCHOOL gave $374,000 to the church last fiscal year.... Hard to improve with that kind of money going out the door. It's a shame, because the teachers and families are so wonderful!