St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School provides a unique academic foundation that prepares students for success in the 21st century.

We engage in purposeful experiences in a dynamic environment using an integrated curriculum and collaborative connections with each other, our community, and the world.

Everything we do at St. Mark’s is intentional—from our academic programs and technology to our high-quality faculty and community-driven approach. We’re committed to developing strong habits through creative and critical thinking and questioning for our students. They gain deeper understanding by demonstrating what they know in more than one way and applying what they know in a variety of situations.
 
There is only one way to get a genuine feel for what it's like to be a part of St. Mark's - and that is to visit us in person. Nothing compares to meeting our faculty, watching our students learn and play, and joining us for a chapel service. 

For questions and to schedule a visit, please contact Kelly Risdon, Director of Enrollment, 904.388.2632 x404.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School welcomes all students to apply for admission regardless of race, color, nationality, religion, gender, or ethnic origin.

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St. Mark's to merge with Episcopal School of Jacksonville on July 1, 2020 | What does this mean for prospective families?

Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ) and St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School (SMEDS) announced in October of 2019 that the two schools will become one on July 1, 2020. In 2020, SMEDS will become Episcopal School of Jacksonville, an age one - Grade 6 school operating on the current SMEDS and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church campus, and ESJ will assume operations. Students applying to SMEDS for the 2020-2021 school year will be applying through the SMEDS website and upon admission, sign an enrollment contract with ESJ. 

The decision to proceed with a merger was approved by the ESJ and SMEDS Boards of Trustees, the Vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Foundation Board of Trustees, and The Right Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.

We firmly believe that the joining of the two schools creates an opportunity for both to strengthen quality Episcopal education in the Diocese of Florida, for our programs to grow in depth and breadth, and for our students, faculty, staff, and families to be enriched by the expansion of our schools’ communities. This partnership between the schools and the church ensures the continuation of spiritual formation in the lives of our students.

Following in the spirit of our schools’ founders and our missions, ESJ and SMEDS will continue to provide our students with an exceptional education within a Christian environment that encourages them to follow their passions and to develop into leaders in our community and the greater world.

The schools will share additional details about the merger as they are confirmed throughout the 2019-20 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office on either campus.