About

Facts

List of 21 items.

  • Founded in 1970

    Founded as a private preschool and elementary school in1970 as an outreach of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
  • Head of School

    Kevin Conklin
  • Location

    Almost six acre campus in the heart of the Historic Ortega neighborhood alongside the St. John’s river – 10 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, 5-10 minutes from Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
  • Students

    420 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 attend chapel once a week and are exposed to Bible stories and songs through the classroom curriculum.
  • 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 National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Florida Kindergarten Council, 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, Grace Episcopal,  Stanton College Preparatory School, and Duval County Magnet and Public Schools.
  • College and University Matriculation

    Our graduates are accepted into many colleges and universities thorughout the country!
  • Library

    Over 21,000 books with an online cataloging system
  • Learning Specialist Team

    The Learning Specialist Team consist of specially trained faculty members dedicated to enhancing the St. Mark’s educational experience.The Learning Specialists work closely with students, families, and teachers across all aspects of the curriculum in Kindergarten through sixth grade.  Annual standardized testing as well as school admissions assessments are coordinated by the LST.
  • Technology

    Computer stations in K-3 classrooms, a 25 station Apple Computer lab, Mimio Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms, 1:1 Apple laptops in grades 4, 5, and 6, a Student Center iPad cart, student recording studio with green screen option.
  • Facilities

    35 Classrooms, Administrative building, Library, two Science Labs, Computer Lab, Music Studio, Art Studio, all-purpose dining and activities center, Early Learning Center, Pesticide-free Garden Beds, Three 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

    summer day camp is available for students age 2 through rising kindergarten, for ten weeks June-August.