St. Mark’s School offers a challenging, comprehensive curriculum that recognizes the unique talents of each child, combined with educational technology to motivate and engage the students.
Our students score well above national norms on standardized tests. Our classrooms are centered on learning and produce students who achieve excellence and are well prepared for the future.
Students build a math foundation by using manipulative materials to develop math concepts and solve meaningful problems. Students in all grades work to achieve fluency and accuracy in computation, especially as applied in problem solving situations.
Our science curriculum strives to incorporate a hands-on approach that is inquiry based for the students to be able to explore and investigate their world and utilize problem-solving skills. We also provide an embedded IMSA (Illinois Math and Science) curriculum to selected students in order to increase students’ interest, involvement and literacy in science and mathematics.
The religion curriculum engages students in hearing and understanding the proclamation of the faith and invites the student to respond through deeper openness to a relationship with God. This relationship is expressed in active participation in the life of the Church as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Students construct meaning and make personal and textual connections as they learn from and about reading. Students learn effective comprehension strategies that they apply to fiction and nonfiction texts. Components of the reading curriculum include a teacher directed mini-lessons, shared reading, interactive read-aloud, independent reading, reader's response, guided reading groups, literature study groups and share time.
The goal of the Social Studies curriculum is to help create historically literate and well informed citizens who actively participate in a democratic society.
We also offer Art, Music, Computer, Physical Education, and Library.
Shadowing is the process of following a student through all or part of the school day to gain insight into what a student experiences within the school setting. This allows the student to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a part of St. Mark’s School family! Contact the school office to schedule your shadowing visit today.
St. Mark’s School offers full day and half day Pre-K programs for three- and four-year olds. Our Pre-K classroom is closely involved with Bradley’s Psychology Department’s Pre-K Child Study Center.