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9972 Vale Road
Vienna, VA 22181

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(703) 281-9103
(703) 766-3430
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May 29, 2015
A great school with incredible administrators and faculty. Mrs. Girmus and her team runs a tight ship and the faculty really place a heavy emphasis on academic excellence. The character building around faith is fully reinforced and seems to be lived by all students. We sent our son to St. Mark from Pre-K through First grade before we moved out of the area. St. Mark was one of the hardest placed to leave behind.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
They learn the basics of civility and courtesy with regularly saying thank you, good morning, have a great day, opening doors for others, etc...

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 29, 2015
Great programs and philosophies that address this topic at both the student level as well as how the parents can reinforce at home.

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January 24, 2015
We've had 5 children attend Catholic schools, with our last two going to St. Mark from K-8. They've all gotten a lot out of their Catholic education but the love and care at St. Mark were truly something special. The small class size policy is unique in the NoVA area and it is clear the greater amount of attention that teachers can give to students as a result. A big thanks to the teachers and faculty - they are now doing great in high school.

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April 27, 2014
I have two children at St. Mark, with the oldest getting ready to "graduate" to high school. My oldest started St. Mark in first grade and had to work really hard the first few months to catch up with the rest of the children. She went to Kindergarten at the local elementary school where she was ignored because she was well behaved. (I think another parent posted something similar.) I was able to see the difference first hand, when my younger child started Kindergarten at St. Mark. Reading is a priority in Kindergarten, and Spanish class is part of the curriculum, from pre-school through 8th grade. In addition, a number of additional STEM classes are offered on the campus, immediately after school. The teachers are wonderful and you can tell they honestly care about the success of your children. I enthusiastically recommend St. Mark.

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April 07, 2014
I would choose to send my children to this school all over again if I could. They were so well prepared academically for high school. They learned good organizational/study skills, including note taking and long term planning for assignments. Most importantly, I feel that their personal development was emphasized as well. If you are looking for a school that balances academic achievement along with character building, look no further.

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April 18, 2013
I have three children at St. Mark, and we are incredibly happy with our experience. It has strong academics and a wonderful and supportive community of parents. My absolute favorite thing about the school, though, is the quality of the staff and teachers. These people love our kids, and it shows in everything they do. My oldest went to kindergarten in a public school, where I felt like the teacher didn't know much about her and she was falling through the cracks a bit because she was quiet and well-behaved. At St. Mark, it has been a totally different experience. We couldn't ask for anything more in a school.

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August 19, 2012
Love St. Mark school. My daughter was at OES for a few years but it seems they only concentrate on AAP classes and the other classes suffer. Entering St. Mark from OES, my daughter had some catching up to do as she was somewhat behind in Math. She is now up to speed thanks to the wonderful teachers at St. Mark. Keep up the good work. Kudos to the principal.

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July 11, 2011
Awesome school with high standards for every student. at this scholl no child is left behind!!

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April 22, 2011
Was contemplating taking my son out of public school but it was well worth it. The academics at St. Marks are so much more challenging than public school. The teachers make it fun and interesting for him. Believe me there are many awesome teachers at St. Marks but also a couple who should be thinking of retirement, but overall the teachers are A+. They are supportive and are willing to stay after school if a student needs extra assistance.

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December 09, 2010
I highly recommend this school if you are looking for a religious based, academic focused education. There is also a tremendous sense of community. We transferred from the public school system and have not looked back once (even when we're writing the tuition checks). The administration and teachers are very focused on the students and teaching them not only academic, but life skills. Your child will learn how to make good decisions. The other parents are so supportive. The best thing about St. Mark is that it's not "high competitive" -- everyone (administration, parents, teachers, other children) wants every individual child to reach their full potential. It's a wonderful environment for children. I can't recommend it highly enough. It's also a great school if you're a working mother....as there's a before and after school program.

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April 18, 2010
The teacher are so dedicated to each and every student.

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October 04, 2009
Its goal to develop character. The friendly character of everyone you meet there.

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September 30, 2009
We've been there since the school began 7 years ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. The teachers are the most dedicated group imaginable. Teachers focus on setting high standards and making sure each child reaches his/her potential. My children have blossomed academically and spiritually in this relatively small school environment (around 20 in their classes). They have learned more than academics; they have also learned to respect others and concern for the world around them.

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July 11, 2009
Fantastic loving school environment. Teachers are involved and your child will never be forgotten. Everyone knows everyone. Lots of social opportunites for both parents and children. Class is good and between 20-24 (max) per class. Both K and 1st grade have full time aids in the classroom.

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May 19, 2009
My daughter has attended school there since it opened. It offers a structured, solid, caring Catholic-based education in a nurturing environment. The school is like a small village, and every teacher and student knows and takes care of each other. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, particularly if your child needs fully engaged teachers and administrators. The only downside is the few opportunities for enrichment for gifted children, and the snotty, elitist attitude of most of the parents. If you are merely middle-classed or are single-parenting, you will feel left out.

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St Mark Catholic School
9972 Vale Road, Vienna, VA  22181
(703) 281-9103
Last modified St Mark Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Mark Catholic School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top