St. Mark is a tremendously loving and open environment and a great place to educate one's children. In my opinion this environment is fostered and established with the great leadership of the principal and pastor, and every teacher I have been in contact with tries to emulate the leadership of their administrators. I only have one child (in pre-k) attending the school, but when she came home and told me, "Dad, the only thing that really matters is that you love God and love other people," I was blown away and wholeheartedly convinced that St Mark is a special place. While I can't vouch for the academic rigor of the school, since my daughter is in pre-k, I will say as a teacher at the high school in which St. Mark feeds into that St. Mark has an inordinate amount of students achieving high accolades in academics at the high school level.
St. Mark is a welcoming and loving environment. Children are taught in a strict yet loving environment as well. St. Mark encourages parental involvment and all staff and administration work together for the greater good of the student.
St. Mark is small enough to provide excellent education and teaching to its students, but big enough to provide many services and participation opportunities for all students! Four of our kids attended and graduated from St. Mark; their preparation for secondary school was excellent!
St. Mark Catholic School is an outstanding place for children and families. The staff is highly professional and responsive to the needs of children. The student population is beautifully diverse which my children have benefitted from. They also receive excellent preparation for high school. I would highly recommend you visit. You will be impressed with the atmosphere and respectfulness of the students you encounter.
If you are looking for a small, very community oriented school for your child, look no further! The principal greats each child by name every day. All children feel loved at St. Mark. If you are looking for good academics and talented teachers, look else where.
There are some really great teachers at this school and their Kindergarten program is perfect. I had some issues with kids who lacked character and respect. Now that there is the voucher program (which is a great if used right) there are lots of non catholic kids who do not share the same values as others. I am a very open individual but this Catholic school as lost it's appeal to me because it felt like my kids were just at a small public school.
St. Mark is very good school because the teachers and principal are very welcome and helpful. Students are very religious and kind. If you want your children to go to Roncalli high school. You must let your children go to the catholic schools because all the students from Roncalli are from great schools. The students from St. Mark school are very brilliant, the are very good students!!
We chose St. Mark because of the small class size, the emphasis to a Christ centered education and their strong academics and spiritual growth. The staff spends many extra hours working individually with students and communicates well with parents. This is a great school if you want a school that you can be active in and be a part of your child's education.
We have sent four children through St. Mark, which spans the tenure of four principals. We have assessed the academics, athletics, and religious atmosphere with each one. We live closer to another parochial school, but have selected St. Mark over it, as well as others. Their success can be seen through the students as they EXCEL in Roncalli High School and Perry Township schools. St. Mark graduates have received accolades for perfect SAT scores, gold medals in performing arts, etc. St. Mark is an excellent choice for any family.
If you are looking for a faith based school with great support from our Principal, teachers and Pastor than please consider St. Mark Catholic School. We are an intimate school which offers so much individual attention to each student. This is our seventh year here with all 3 of our children attending. We are very happy!
I have been a proud parent for over 10 years at St. Mark. There have been challenges and obstacles over the years but the core mission has always remained the same. A small involved catholic community that meets the academic and spiritual needs of my children. My children have been very prepared as they entered high school. There are many extra activities available to expose students with regards to academics, sports and service. It is a very welcoming place; stop by for a visit and a tour. The staff will be very excited to share what they do with you.
I am pleased with the education that my children have received at St. Mark Catholic School over the years. The teachers have been very helpful when my children needed it. The small class size has been a blessing for my children.
School has made some changes this year with the new principal. Discipline issues are being addressed. Not impressed with new teachers who were hired this year. Hopefully at least one will not be asked to return. My child should not be told she will be scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush. Academics do seem to be weak here. No advanced classes offered nor challenges given to children who are ahead. Too many children needing extra assistance and should be attending Rise for some aide. St Mark is not helping them by letting them slide by. Nor is it helping the other children who have to hear a lesson taught 2-3x because one or two children still can't grasp the lesson. Athletic and sports are a mess. Especially the girls. Most girls have quit playing sports because of the disorganization with their teams.
This is a great school. Principal and teachers are caring and dedicated to their students. Wonderful communication from teachers to parents. Discipline is enforced. Truly a faith based education. Students respect the teachers and parent aides. Healthy lunch menu & variety to chose from. Numerous activities for children to participate in from K-8th grade. Family community.
St. Mark is a below average school that has poor qualitly in food, education, and uniforms. The students there are very disrespectful and aren't grateful.
It rocks the teachers and students are really nice if you go there i promis you wont be disapionted every kid who gose there will get a good education!
I am definitely impressed at the work ethic of everyone at St. Mark. We are not the one of the largest schools, but we difinitely are one of the most faithful. The sports are fantastic, considering neigboring schools have four times as many kids. Our new principal Mr. Schwartz is fantastic. We have at least six teachers in the school that have been teaching for more than twenty-five years. Being small, you get to know individuals inside and out.
I think that St mark is a wonderful school with everyone kind love toward each other
Saint Mark is a trult wonerful place for our child to be. This his his first year there and so far he is responding very well. The Principal seems to care quite a bit about her students as well as all of the teachers that I have come in contact with. I see many good things at this school and would highly recomend it to any family looking for good Catholic education.
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