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PK-8
Private
El Paso, TX
Students enrolled: 370

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5005 Love Road
El Paso, TX 79922

(915) 581-2032
(915) 581-8019
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April 14, 2014
My daughter attended SMS during the 2012-13 year during fourth grade w/lousy results. While I liked the school, my daughter had academic difficulties. Which I acknowledge, we weren't aware how behind she was entering the school. However, her teacher's attitude was "it's all on you." Which is true, & we did our best, but I also felt she/the school could've offered more support for the amount we paid in tuition. The teacher, I learned didn't have of a background in the lower grades to begin with & was very under-motivated, only really helpful to those students not having as much difficulty. I would not recommend this school for every student.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
I absoulutely LOVE the school on Love Road. My son and my daughter attend this school, and my husband and I are extremely pleased with their Early Ed & Day school. Our children have learned so much, and we are so excited that our children are in such a wonderful, loving and Christian environment. We could not be happier about having our kids at St. Mark's School! We are extremely blessed to call it OUR school! ;) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
St. Marks was an amazing school for me. I'm going into ninth grade now, and St. Marks has given me an excellent education. The staff is caring, and teachers are extremely helpful. Though I can agree that it is clique-ish, the students are very nice. I feel academically prepared for high school. St. Marks is a great school.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2013
My child did not have a good year there. I partially blame it on my child coming from a school that was not nearly as academically up to par as St Marks. On the other hand after all the tutoring & testing my child had to go through this year, it was slightly suggested that my child wasn't nearly as far behind as I was told they were by their teacher. Tutors & psychologist suggested the curriculum was too advanced for my child. So a fine program if you're child is above average or "gifted" academically. However, if your child is average or below average this school doesn't offer any help beyond recommendations outside the school Not too great a bang for your buck, unless your child fits into their narrow band of learning styles. Also this is a tight-knit community of ELP's Who's Who's children that have attended this school long-term. I found it very cliquish & favoring those of a certain social standing or income bracket.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
Our son began St. Mark's as a middle schooler. His teachers went above and beyond to make sure he felt comfortable and included in the classroom. His fellow students were welcoming as well. He has thrived educationally, socially and emotionally in such a positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2012
St. Mark's is an outstanding school with exceptional teachers, staff, administrators and principal. My children have attended for the last 7 years and will stay there until they graduate 8th grade. The level of education is superb and the small classes and Christian environment have been a blessing for our children and our family. The curriculum is top notch and the enrichment classes and additional activities offered (sports, PSIA.....) are excellent. The children who attend are some of the kindest, most respectful, caring children I have had the pleasure of meeting and my children have made life long friendships that will carry into adulthood. I would recommend St. Mark's to anyone and everyone in the community!

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2012
St. Mark s is an excellent middle school. The academics are geared to each student s needs and abilities preparing them to excel as they enter high school. Some of these classes also qualify for high school credit. The curriculum is well-rounded insuring your child will be prepared for high school and beyond-to college. The administration, the teachers and environment are all geared for your student to be the best they possibly can be. Our family was fortunate to have found St. Mark s it is the best Middle School in El Paso, public or private.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
St.marks is the most loving school I've ever seen. It helped my child get better grades because the teacher communicates more with the students. Its more one on one. It's a smaller class compared to other schools. Its just an amazing school thanks to all the teachers and Linda Smith for making this school the best school ever!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
St. Mark's school has everything that I would ever want for my children!! It offers superb academics, an amazing staff , competitive sports teams and a wonderful Christian environment. I am so confident in knowing I would never want my children anywhere else!!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
Our two daughters have attended St. Mark's school since kindergarten.. The impact of the school on our lives has been a tremendous blessing. Without exception, the teachers have been committed, loving professionals. The environment is extremely positive and the academic preparation is top notch. The middle school, although relatively new, has exceeded our wildest expectations. The curriculum is superior, addressing academics, the arts, sports and leadership. The teaching staff is exceptional and have given the students a wonderful foundation that will carry them through life. The conduct of the students, inside the school as well as in the public eye, is remarkable. As parents, we are so grateful to St. Mark's school.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
St. Mark's is amazing! The academics are outstanding. The enrichment classes are great-just what my kids need to help them excel in life. The administration seems to work hard to ensure the teachers at the school are the best fit for each grade...they all seem to LOVE what they're doing! The result is a happy, small yet challenging environment. I wouldn't put my three kids anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
My two children attend St Marks (we moved here two years ago) and St Marks is the best thing we did for our kids. I have a high acheiver child and a high energy child and both are loved and supported by teachers and staff at St. Marks. My children's unique gifts are supported and encouraged by all - a very warm loving environment. People that have their children enrolled in St Marks know what a blessing it is! Thanks Linda Smith for supporting your teachers and making it such a great environment for all.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
WOW! If you're looking for a phenomenal middle school in El Paso, TX, St. Mark's is the answer! Not only are the classes small, it has truly dedicated teachers ie... the entire 6th grade class had tutoring available twice a week for math, weekly for science, and as needed for language arts available BEFORE school throughout the year. The faculty and staff are always so helpful and friendly. They help your child to be the best that they can be! My child has "bloomed" at St. Mark's. Unfortunately, we are moving:o(... I want to take St. Mark's with us! You are very fortunate to have the opportunity to send your child to St. Mark's:o) It is an AMAZING SCHOOL!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
This is my daughter's second year at St. Mark's. The school is excellent and the best possible answer to the question of middle school in El Paso. Academically it is very solid, the teacher's are accessible and caring, the class sizes are small and there is a full range of programming, including art, computers, music, sports, etc. The tuition is affordable and most importantly, it is a loving, supportive environment that allows the students to excel. We will be with St. Mark's until my daughter goes to high school, no question.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
Principal Smith seems to be more concerned with passing the "buck" than taking responsibility for her school and her role. After the third confrontation with her we decided to pull our child out of St. Marks. It may be good for some, but not for us. Honesty and doing what you say you will do is the best policy.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2009
St. Mark's 'Rock's'! If you're looking for a school that has it all--a strong, solid academic program, with opportunities for an even higher-level enrichment and academic competitions(PSIA), an array of fun after-school programs, a dedicated and experienced teaching staff, a strong, qualified, kind and caring principal-- all within a religious based environment --then look no further. My child is thriving at St. Marks!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
My daughter started this year (PRE-K). She loves it. She has never been happier at her school. The teachers are great, everyone is super friendly. Mind you that my daughter previously attened a local montessori from which she learned nothing from. She has learned a lot more and has become extremely independent and confident.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2009
It is a wonderful school, with the best and caring teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
St. Mark's provided the best foundation through love, attention due to small classrooms and family, Christian atmosphere. There is not other school like it. Many who have left El Paso have told us they could not find 'a St. Mark's'. Were could you go everyday to be loved, nurtured and enjoy small classrooms and outstanding sports!

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2009
The teachers and administration at St. Mark's is fantastic! It is a loving and welcoming place that any child would love to attend. The principal is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2009
My son attended St Mark s during his kinder year and was fortunate to have a caring teacher. However, when he began first grade, things changed. We noticed that he was unhappy and frustrated with school. He cried many times on our way home after school because he was getting bullied and picked on by kids at the school. His teacher informed us that he was behind in class and it was clear that it was up to us to help him. We did, but there was a sense of urgency from his teacher for immediate improvement. So, we took him out of St. Mark s. He now attends a public school. His new teacher has had a remarkable positive impact on him. He has gained back his confidence and looks forward to school! St Mark s maybe a good school for some kids, but it is not the best school for all.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
We are so blessed to have found St. Marks fo our 3 children this year. The teachers are wonderful and very caring while also establishing discipline and character development . It is academically challenging and offers many special classes like art, computer, spanish, music, and library weekly. They have many extra curricular activities and the staff is easily accessible. They took extra care in ensuring we made a smooth transition this year.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2008
St. Marks has given my daughter, Jessica, not only the confidence but set her foundations of becoming an excellent student! As a single mom I couldn't ask for a better place to have my lil' one!

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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2008
St. Marks Day School has offered me the best enviroment for my daughters, all the teachers are very professional and they have a wonderful program.

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January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
St. Marks has been a wonderful experience for our family. The education is outstanding and the values that are taught to the children are wonderful. I highly recommend this private school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2007
St. Marks has been a wonderful experience for my children. The small classes, AR program, basketball, track, Spanish and computer classes have been a Godsend for my very active children. I would recommend St. Marks to anyone looking for a Christian-based education.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2007
My kids have been going to school here for 8 years (since they were 2!) We never intended to complete all of Elementary school here but haven't been able to leave. The curriculum is superb and my kids love everything about it. It is an incredible environment that not only nutures your children's academic growth but also their confidence. You do need to stay involved with what is going on in your childs class, but that's the case at any school! You can't go wrong here.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
St. Mark's is unique in that the atmosphere is loving and caring. They really go the extra mile to make sure that each child is recognized. My children have been going here since they were 2 and my daughter is in kinder and has been reading since the middle of her pre-k year. She also knows sequential order, her odd and even numbers to 100. Her Spanish is better than mine and I have taken two years in college. The art program is also phenomenal! I am very impressed and will continue to keep my children here until money no longer allows me to!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
StMark's has been such a blessing in our lives. Our daughter started prek there and this year is entering first grade. The academics are excellent and way above the public school system here. It's a great Christian environment with a high level of parent involvement. It's definitely El Paso's best kept secret.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
St. Marks is a special school to us. We started our daughter there in Pre-K and she continue through to 1st grade. For 1st grade, my husband and I decided to make the transition to neighborhood public school, Mesita Elementary. Mesita had a gifted and talented dual langauage program that everyone raves about. She spent one week at Mesita and it was immediately apparent that we needed to go back to St. Marks as fast as we could. The staff is warm, loving, dedicated and they sincerely love their students. My daughter, doesn't need to be coddled, she just needs adults around her that appreciate her quirky personality. All her teachers at St. Marks have been some the best people I have ever met. It is definitely where we need to be and hopefully will continue her education... by the way, she is reading on a 3rd grade level.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
This school has given my daughter confidence and most of all it focuses on a christian environment. I don't hear the ugly use of foul language and she wants to go to school which is very important.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
This is the best foundation I could have ever given my child. He started out in the Early Ed. program when his Day Care closed down and he's continued through Kinder there. They have a great program that is advanced compared to other similar programs. After thinking about switching him and looking for another comparable program - I couldn't find one. They have P.E. and a great music teacher with lots of arts and crafts built into the program. By the end of Pre-K my son could write his first name (and last with an example), knew his ABCs and #s to 20. They also had a Spanish class and Computer class he went to weekly. A great beginning - he loves this school!Administration is iffy at times & lack of communication from board and leaders.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
St. Mark's is a very good school. Classes are small and children are given a lot of individual instruction. St. Mark's is now enrolling children through 5th grade and plans to add 6th grade in the near future.

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St Marks Day School
5005 Love Road, El Paso, TX  79922
(915) 581-2032
Last modified St Marks Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Marks Day School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top