Facts & Highlights: Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL
Head of School: Cathy Hardage
Location: Almost six acre campus in the heart of the Ortega neighborhood alongside the St. John’s river – 10 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, 5-10 minutes from Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
Students: 415 students from the Early Learning Program (Age 1) through sixth grade.
Average Class Size: 16 students
Average Student Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Teaching Faculty: 100% with a Bachelors; 46% with a Masters or Doctorate Degree
Financial Aid: Over $200,000 in financial aid is awarded each year on a need basis; 25% of kindergarten – 6th grade students receive financial aid
Chapel Services: Students in Pre Kindergarten through sixth grade attend traditional and contemporary chapel services three times a week. ELP students are exposed to bible stories and songs and attend chapel once a week.
Episcopal Identity: Episcopal schools have been established as diverse ministries of educational and human formation for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Visit www.episcopalschools.org for more information.
Accreditation: St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School is fully accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, the Florida Kindergarten Council, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Board of Regents of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. The school is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida under the authority of, and as an integral part of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Florida.
Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools, Elementary School Heads Association, Educational Records Bureau.
Secondary School Matriculation: Our graduates often attend the following secondary schools; The Bolles School, Episcopal High School, St. John’s Country Day, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Stanton College Preparatory School, Trinity Christian School, and Duval County Magnet and Public Schools.
College and University Matriculation: Our graduates attend many colleges and universities – a few recent graduates are attending; The University of Florida, Florida State University, Vanderbilt University, Furman University, University of the South – Sewanee, Auburn University, Princeton University, Georgetown University, Tulane University, Washington & Lee University, Harvard University, Jacksonville University, Stetson University, and MANY MORE!
Library: Over 21,000 books with an online cataloging system
Academic Support Center: The Academic Support Center is available for students needing extra attention in subjects taught in the classroom, as well as enrichment.
Technology: Computers in all classrooms, a 22 station Apple Computer lab, a Mobile Laptop Lab consisting of 20 Apple iBook computers, mimio interactive boards
Facilities: 35 Classrooms, Administrative building, Library, Science Lab, Computer Lab, Music Studio, Art Studio, all-purpose dining and activities center, Early Learning Center, Spanish classroom, Four well-equipped playgrounds, large play field for outdoor activities and physical education, shared facilities with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Extended Day Program: Enriching before and after-school care available from 7:15 AM – 6 PM
After-School Enrichment: Numerous after-school enrichment programs rotating through the school year involving academics, arts, drama, band, sports, crafts, language arts, and computer
Summer Camp: A summer day camp is available for students age 2 through rising kindergarten, for eight weeks June-August. An enrichment camp for students in grades rising K-6 is available for two weeks during the summer. Camp information and registration begins mid-March.