Programs
After School Programs

After School Activities

Children are unique, and so are their interests! St. Mark’s After School Activities are available to students who want to further a specific interest.

Activities will run throughout the year in three sessions. Sign ups will be available on this page below the descriptions for the two weeks prior to the start of the activities. All instructors have been fingerprinted, background checked, and have taken Safeguarding God’s Children.

A complete listing of activities and the sign up form will be available two weeks prior to each session. Pro-rated rates are not available if registering after the class has begun.

Activities Available

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  • MONDAYS

    S4 Sports Academy
    Grades: Kindergarten - 6th
    Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
    Dates: February 10  - May 4 (when school is in session)
    Cost: $175
     
    The S4 Sports Academy is the premiere after school sports program in Jacksonville Florida.  Students will be exposed to a variety of sports activities, drills, and games. They focus on the Big 4 Sports (football, baseball, basketball, and soccer).  All levels of experience and ability are welcomed. Their enthusiastic, experienced coaches will guide this multi-sport program to provide a SAFE and FUN environment for students to play sports and improve upon their athletic skills.  All equipment provided by S4. 

    Future Leaders
    Grades: 2nd - 6th 
    Maximum number: 16
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 (when school is in session)
    Dates: February 10 - May 4 (when school is in session)
    Location: Room 14
    Cost: $165
     
    Praised by Business Week as pioneering, this program is like a mini-MBA for kids! This unique experience includes simulations and hands-on activities to empower students with an edge in life. Students develop a mindset to make sound financial decisions and gain business savvy with different weekly themes, including finance, investments, entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.
     
  • TUESDAYS

    Music, Music, Music!
    Grades 1st - 4th 
    Instructor: Rick NesSmith from Ronan School of Music
    Maximum students: 10 
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: February 11  - April 21 (when school is in session)
    Location: Music Room
    Cost $150
     
    Students will have the opportunity to play ukuele, guitar and hand drums while exploring rhythm and group music playing. They will learn about songwriting and have the opportunity to perform during a Friday Chapel. This class will serve as a perfect primer for those with no previous music and will expand the pallets of those who have some music experience

    FALA Spanish Classes with Cooking, STEM – Lego Boost, Soccer and Art!
    Grades: Pre-K 1 & Pre-K 2 
    Time: 2:15 - 3:00
    Dates: February 11  - April 21 (when school is in session)
    Location: Room 21
    Cost: $225
     
    If you are ready to open the world of endless possibilities for your child, come learn Spanish by playing and having fun at FALA. At FALA you will find all of the fun clubs in one club! Children will learn and test their Spanish through fun STEM activities, Cooking, Art, and Soccer. We will travel the world with Vernie the robot as he helps us to code in Spanish; we will also explore and embrace Spanish culture as we discover some famous artists, and inventors. Your children will improve problem solving, multitasking, creative skills, self-confidence and experience enhanced brain development as they are learning Spanish.Give your child the gift of knowing a second language and watch them take Spanish to the next level!
     
    FALA Spanish Classes with Cooking, STEM – Lego Boost, Soccer and Art!
    Grades: K- 6th  
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30
    Dates: February 11  - April 21 (when school is in session)
    Location: Room 21
    Cost: $225

    If you are ready to open the world of endless possibilities for your child, come learn Spanish by playing and having fun at FALA. At FALA you will find all of the fun clubs in one club! Children will learn and test their Spanish through fun STEM activities, Cooking, Art, and Soccer. We will travel the world with Vernie the robot as he helps us to code in Spanish; we will also explore and embrace Spanish culture as we discover some famous artists, and inventors. Your children will improve problem solving, multitasking, creative skills, self-confidence and experience enhanced brain development as they are learning Spanish.Give your child the gift of knowing a second language and watch them take Spanish to the next level!
     
     
    4th - 6th Grade Soccer Team
    4th - 6th grade  Please note this does not start until March 9 
    Tuesday(Until games begin) & Wednesday Practices: 3:30 - 4:45 PM 
    March 9 - May 13 (when school is in session)
    Games: Tuesday @ 4:30 PM starting in April
    Location: Berg Field 
    Cost $200 (includes uniform - please indicate size for both shirt & shorts)

    Join the co-ed St. Mark's Soccer Team! We will compete against teams from several other area independent schools. The coach will lead the team helping players become more knowledgeable about rules and help to build skills. 

    Aspiring Fashionistas
    K - 3rd with SPARK Business Academy Instructor
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 
    Dates: February 11  - April 21 (when school is in session)
    Location: Room 21
    Cost $165

    In this “glam” program, students gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism and branding. Students explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g., athleisure), design various articles of clothing, define their own brand, outline a layout for their favorite store, launch a fashion blog and more!

    Choiristers
    (room still available - join today!)

    Grades: 2nd - 6th with James Holyer
    Time: 3:30 - 4:45PM
    Dates: August 29 - May (when school is in session)
    Location: Church Choir Room
    Cost: Free
    Limited space, please call James Holyer, 388-2681

    Children are invited to join St. Mark’s Choristers, the church’s children’s choir program. They rehearse Tuesday afternoons after school and must be available to sing for the 11 AM service at the church on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month.
     
  • WEDNESDAYS

    Little Geniuses (Chess)
    Grades: Pre-K 1 & Pre-K 2
    Instructor: Dr. Brooks and Coach Al
    Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
    Dates: February 12  - April 22 (when school is in session)
    Location: Conference Room
    Maximum: 16 students
    Cost: $175 (includes chess set & shirt)
    Cost: $150  (once a chess set has been purchased)
     
    Little Geniuses is a chess-song singing, laughing, dancing, clock-slapping, zany chess video, puppet show introduction to chess. For children ages 3-5, Little Geniuses puts on a high-energy, 45-minute chess practice in which kids earn brightly-colored silicone wristbands and look forward to our 22 daily activities. Kids report chess class to be the favorite part of their week because they find our developmentally targeted thinking activities compelling, exhilarating, gratifying and FUN!

    K-6th  Knight School (Chess)
    Grades: K - 6th grade 
    Instructor: Dr. Brooks and Coach Al
    Time: 3:15 - 4:30PM
    Dates: February 12  - April 22 (when school is in session)
    Location: Conference Room
    Maximum: 32 students
    Cost: $200 (includes chess set & shirt)
    Cost: $175 (once a chess set has been purchased)
     
    The Knight School chess approach is a unique, revolutionary, high-energy chess classes, replete with fast, clock-slapping chess games, a dizzying array of super-fun chess activities, hilarious instruction, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, puzzlers for candy, driving music, exhilarating weekly tactical lessons, and Mardi-Gras-bead chess tournaments every single day! Join The Knight School chess party and give your child the gift of amazing chess friends, undeniable academic confidence, and a weekly dose of childhood joy that is the highlight of their week! Includes May city wide Tournaparty.
     

    Balanced Kids
    Grades: Pre-K 1 - 6th
    Instructor: Ms. Heather
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30
    Dates: February 12  - April 22 (when school is in session)
    Cost: $150

    "Kids yoga helps kids become peaceful and focused in a busy world. Balanced Kids is an engaging practice that helps your child build mindfulness, resilience, and confidence. Learning cool poses, techniques to quiet the mind, and skills to manage big emotions are some of the awesome things your child will work on in a safe environment. More importantly, we'll laugh and relax by playing fun games, singing, dancing, and making new friends. We do more than pose. We play!"
     
    GIGGLES - Girls Inspiring Girls to Grow, Love, Empathize and Serve
    Grades: 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls 
    Instructor: Mrs. Katherine Nott
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm 
    Dates: February 12  - April 22 (when school is in session)
    Location: Youth Center
    Cost: $100 plus $20 supply fee
    Maximum: 15 students
     
    A time for girls to gather and live out the GIGGLES acronym by Growing together, Loving unconditionally, Empathizing sincerely and Serving unselfishly. Through team building games and service learning opportunities girls will walk away with a greater appreciation of themselves and others

    4th - 6th Grade Soccer Team
    4th - 6th grade  Please note this does not start until March 9 
    Tuesday(Until games begin) & Wednesday Practices: 3:30 - 4:45 PM 
    March 9 - May 13 (when school is in session)
    Games: Tuesday @ 4:30 PM starting in April
    Location: Berg Field 
    Cost $200 (includes uniform - please indicate size for both shirt & shorts)
    Join the co-ed St. Mark's Soccer Team! We will compete against teams from several other area independent schools. The coach will lead the team helping players become more knowledgeable about rules and help to build skills. 


  • THURSDAYS

    Soccer Shots 
    Grade: Pre-K 1 
    Time 2:30 - 3:00 PM
    Dates: February 13 - April 23 (when school is in session)
    Location: Field behind Faith House
    Cost: $150

    Soccer Shots is the nations leading introductory to soccer program. We utilize our engaging themed sessions to teach the fundamentals of the game.  One week players will be astronauts flying to mars and the next superheroes saving the day all while learning skills like ball mastery, dribbling, and shooting.  Character development is also a big part of our program. Each week we will reinforce character words like respect, integrity and determination. We do this in hope that these important life lessons will resonate and players will take them back to their classrooms.  We are so excited to coach our friends at St Mark’s Episcopal Day School!

    Soccer Shots 
    Grade: Pre-K 2
    Time 3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Dates: February 13 - April 23 (when school is in session)
    Location: Field behind Faith House
    Cost: $150

    Soccer Shots is the nations leading introductory to soccer program. We utilize our engaging themed sessions to teach the fundamentals of the game.  One week players will be astronauts flying to mars and the next superheroes saving the day all while learning skills like ball mastery, dribbling, and shooting.  Character development is also a big part of our program. Each week we will reinforce character words like respect, integrity and determination. We do this in hope that these important life lessons will resonate and players will take them back to their classrooms.  We are so excited to coach our friends at St Mark’s Episcopal Day School!

    Soccer Shots 
    Grades: K - 3
    Max 18 students
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates:February 13 - April 23 (when school is in session)
    Location: Field behind Faith House
    Cost: $175

    Soccer Shots is the nations leading introductory to soccer program. We utilize our engaging themed sessions to teach the fundamentals of the game.  One week players will be astronauts flying to mars and the next superheroes saving the day all while learning skills like ball mastery, dribbling, and shooting.  Character development is also a big part of our program. Each week we will reinforce character words like respect, integrity and determination. We do this in hope that these important life lessons will resonate and players will take them back to their classrooms.  We are so excited to coach our friends at St Mark’s Episcopal Day School!
     
    S4 Sports Academy
    Grades: Kindergarten - 6th
    Instructor: S4 Sports Academy
    Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
    Dates: February 13 - April 23 (when school is in session)
    Cost: $175
     
    The S4 Sports Academy is the premiere after school sports program in Jacksonville Florida.  Students will be exposed to a variety of sports activities, drills, and games. We focus on the Big 4 Sports (football, baseball, basketball, and soccer).  All levels of experience and ability are welcomed. Our enthusiastic, experienced coaches will guide this multi-sport program to provide a SAFE and FUN environment for students to play sports and improve upon their athletic skills.  All equipment provided by S4.  

    Jr. Lions Cheer Team
    Grades: Kindergarten - 4th 
    Instructor: Coach Pulignano
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM 
    Dates:February 13 - April 23 (when school is in session)
    Games to cheer: TBA
    Cost: $150

    First grade teacher, Ms. Claire Pulignano will be leading the K - 4th  grade Lion’s Cheer Team. 
    Join us to learn fun cheers, chants, and routines.
     
    "GIG - Guys Inspiring Guys"
    4th through 6th Grade Guys are welcome with Mrs. Katherine Nott
    Maximum 20 students
    Dates: February 13 - April 23 (when school is in session)
    Location: Youth Center
    $100 plus $20 supply fee
     
    We live in a culture that encourages competition and praises coming out on top. GIG offers an opportunity for guys to enjoy games and activities as we reinforce sportsmanship, teamwork and encouraging one another. The lessons boys learn while interacting with one another through physical activity provides a great platform upon which to build strong character. During these ten sessions, the goal for these young men is to grow inwardly strong and outwardly focused. In a nutshell, we will have a blast bringing out the best in one another!
    
  • FRIDAYS

    Kids Martial Arts offered by Michael Lee’s Dojo
    Grades: Pre-K I & II
    Instructor: Sensei Robbie
    Maximum: 18 students
    Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
    Dates: February 21 - May 1 (when school is in session)
    Location: Room 14
    Cost: $165 
    Cost: $215 includes a uniform (choice of white or black)

    Our martial arts programs are designed to enhance physical, mental, and social growth. It is well known that the martial arts instills discipline, self-confidence, respect and responsibility in students. These attributes are instilled in our programs. 

    Kids Martial Arts offered by Michael Lee’s Dojo
    Grades: K - 6th 
    Instructor: Sensei Robbie
    Maximum: 18 students 
    Dates: February 21 - May 1 (when school is in session)
    Location: Room 14
    Cost: $165 
    Cost: $215 includes a uniform (choice of white or black)

    Our martial arts programs are designed to enhance physical, mental, and social growth. It is well known that the martial arts instills discipline, self-confidence, respect and responsibility in students. These attributes are instilled in our programs. 

    Little Engineers - Engineering for Kids
    Grades: Pre-K 1 & 2 
    Instructor: Ms. Maja
    Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
    Dates: February 21 - May 1 (when school is in session)
    Cost: $150
     
    Start off your children's learning with amazingly fun science and engineering projects! Shsssh !! You're kids won't even know they are learning, they'll be having so much fun! Our littlest of engineers will develop critical thinking skills and gross motor skills through our hands on and challenging yet age appropriate lessons. The children will focus on Robotics, LEGO (R) construction and Chemical and Aerospace Engineering this session. 
     
    Junior Engineers 
    Grades: Kindergarten - 6th
    Instructor: Ms. Maja with Engineering for Kids
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: February 21 - May 1 (when school is in session)
    Cost: $170
     
    Come join Engineering for Kids for hands on fun STEM projects. Shsssh….!! You're kids won't even know they are learning, they'll be having so much fun! Children will learn the Engineering Design Process Cycle, basic scientific and engineering concepts, teamwork and critical thinking skills in these age appropriate but challenging lessons. In our awesome Junior Club we will focus this session on LEGO (R) Robotics, Civil, Marine and Aerospace Engineering. All classes are 1 hour long and follow the various State and National Science Standards for Elementary school-aged children.