Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15, St. Mark’s Campus students are immersed in Hispanic culture across multiple disciplines (art, music, dance, media, library and, of course, Spanish). Third grade students recently learned about Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter known for her many portraits and self-portraits. They painted…

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Parents’ Night Out a Big Success!

The St. Mark’s Parents’ Association hosted Parents’ Night Out on Thursday, September 16. Approximately 60 parents gathered on campus for an evening social filled with fellowship, food, beverages, and fun. In addition to mingling, parents had the opportunity to sign up to get involved with various events and special celebrations taking place throughout the 2021-2022…

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“Instrumental” addition to music program

Music to many parents’ ears, kindergarten – fifth grade students were recently offered the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly violin classes before school on St. Mark’s Campus. Instruction began last week and is led by Corina Donica, a professionally trained European violinist who has performed as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician throughout Europe and…

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Students Going Gaga over GaGa Ball

Second – fifth grade students are going gaga over GaGa Ball! New to the PE program this year on St. Mark’s Campus, GaGa is a fast paced sport played in an octagonal pit. The game is played with a soft foam ball and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to…

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Students ‘Create Something Beautiful” through Collaborative Project

First – fifth grade students recently participated in a collaborative art project designed to bring beauty to the surrounding St. Mark’s Campus community and raise awareness about unique urban art within the greater Jacksonville community. In the book “Maybe Something Beautiful” by F. Isabel Campoy and Theressa Howell, students learned about a young girl who…

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A Blessed Start to the 2021-2022 School Year

First – fifth grade students attended their first Chapel of the year on Friday, August 13. In the Homily, The Rev. Adam Greene, Head of School, talked about the power of words and impact they can have on others. Beville Anderson, Head of Lower School, dismissed students with the words, “Our worship has ended —…

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Soaring into a new school year!

On Monday, St. Mark’s Campus faculty and staff welcomed families for ELP 1 – Pre-K 4 and New Student Orientations. In addition to meeting in their child(ren)’s classrooms, parents attended ESJ 101. While parents enjoyed individual charcuterie boxes, The Rev. Adam Greene, Head of School, Beville Anderson, Head of Lower School, St. Mark’s Campus, and…

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Building STEAM Skills Thanks to New LEGO Wall

Thanks to a gift from the St. Mark’s Campus’ 2020-2021 Parents’ Association, a LEGO Design Studio wall was recently installed in the Innovation Lab. When students return to campus in just a few short days, the LEGO wall will facilitate hands-on, multi-sensory STEAM, robotics and collaborative practice for Pre-K through fifth grade students. Students will…

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ELP Play Dates Acclimate New Students to Campus

Nearly 40 new Early Learning Program (ELP) families attended two recent summer play dates on St. Mark’s Campus. Curious children had the opportunity to explore their new classrooms and play with classmates while parents got to know teachers and one another.  “Giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with new surroundings while accompanied by a…

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