We understand that finding the right program for your child is important to you. Which is why we’d like to share these testimonials from happy St. Mark’s Preschool families and any additional references or contacts you might require. Your comfort, confidence and support is important to us.
“We are so thankful that St. Mark’s is available to us! After 4 ½ years with children in your school we have never been dissatisfied with teachers or staff. We love how you always plan surprises and fun events for the children – like plastic bugs in colored gravel and big tubs of bubbles. We also like the emphasis on exercise (soccer, kick ball, baseball, and riding bikes) and healthy party foods. Most of all, St. Mark’s teachers are the best! A special thanks to the teachers for all they have done for our daughters.”
– Nancy B.
“We are a new family to St. Mark’s (we started this summer) and I have to say with each week, each communication (via email from your office or with a teacher) and the Back to School meeting, I find more and more to be impressed with. Last night I learned more about your school, the philosophy, the events, teachers, goals, and approach and I am grateful our son is attending. I feel like I’m discovering a
treasure chest that goes deeper than I had known. Your leadership is apparent, as well as your belief and passion for what you do.”
– Tiffany V.
“Since my older daughter graduated from your program I’ve grown to appreciate the approach St. Mark’s uses to develop all of a child’s senses, not just academic skills. I now see that all the time spent in sensory play, art projects, music, and sports was preparing her for future academic pursuits. I hope that parents who are concerned about their child’s preparation for kindergarten can be reassured that this approach probably, in the long run, will benefit their child more than an academically-oriented pre-school.”
– Jane L.
“This is where you want your child to be when they’re not with you. The love, leadership, and overall passion for young children can be felt on your first visit, every visit, and on every level. It really has its own magic. My son goes to school happy and comes home happier, and says “I love school.”
– Tiffany G.
“We have been more than satisfied. At the beginning of the year I never thought my child would be writing her name. She not only writes her first and last name, but she knows all of the planets in the solar system! She has grown so much socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Thank you!”
“We appreciate the flexibility that is available for our son’s schedule to coincide with our work schedules. We also love how much our son’s teachers love him and how excited he is to go to school every morning. We know that he is learning a lot because he talks about things at home that we have not taught him. He’s very excited to see his friends at school and we appreciate how the staff has fostered these relationships.”
– Michael G.
“We feel blessed that both our boys have had the good fortune to begin their ‘school experience’ at St. Mark’s. They have developed an interest and positive outlook on education from this early exposure that will last a lifetime.”
– Shalina & John U.
“I recommend St. Mark’s to all parents who are looking for a safe, educating and loving environment for their children. It is worth every penny!”
Your response is exactly why we love St. Mark’s so much. Thank you for saying just the right thing to make me feel better about guiding our daughter through this next transitional stage. Thanks, too, for recognizing her needs and doing what’s best for my daughter while she’s at school!
– Chris H.
“We sure did “luck out” in ending up at St. Marks. It has truly been a blessing for our family in so many ways. My kids are so happy there! Each boy has learned and grown in ways I know they would not have, if they didn’t have the wonderful experiences w/their classmates and your phenomenal, creative, competent and loving teachers. I just adore each teacher we’ve had, as much as the last.
– Stacy V.
“Thank you for sharing such nice stories and insight about our children. I so love your notes and photos and interest in our kids. I find it amazing that you find the energy and thought fullness and caring after so many years and so many children. You are an amazing person and we can see how St. Mark’s is such a magical special place because of you and your big heart touching everyone everyday. Thank you so much for all you do!”
– Gitte R.
“Since we were enrolling our only daughter we were going on the recommendation of an associate at work. We did not know what to expect from a preschool but hoped for something great. It turns out that St. Mark’s was even more than we could have asked for. It is such a special place filled with amazing teachers, children and families all under your wonderful direction. Thank you so much. The past three years have flow on by and we will always look back with great fondness.”
– Ann H.
Oh, thank you so much for capturing the process in photographs and sharing them with us! The pictures are great! I can’t thank you enough for supporting our son as he grows. We are so lucky to be a part of the St. Mark’s community! Thank you for being an amazing role model.
– Erica D.
“We want to thank you and your staff, especially those in the Toddler Program, for the extraordinarily good care and nurturing our son has received this past year. We are especially grateful that, as the year developed, he grew more and more enthusiastic about going to ‘school’ and, first thing in the morning, telling the teachers about what was new in his world. His enthusiasm came directly as a result of the receptiveness and the responsiveness of the teachers. It’s been very clear that all three of the teachers like children, relate well to children, and are very, very good at working with them, caring for them, and helping them grow. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
– Sharon M.
“We will never forget what a great start you gave our children and how you and your staff welcomed them and allowed them to “grow” at their own pace. They were always so excited to go to school and that has definitely carried forward with them as they are now in K and 2nd grade.”
– Jenna D.
“I am so happy I found your school and that my son had the privilege of attending. There aren’t many people I will leave my children with, but I feel totally safe leaving them with your staff.”
– Jill P.
“I am not surprised that Licensing found St. Mark’s to perfect compliance upon your drop-in inspection. You run a tight (and organized, and loving and fun and creative!) ship! Our love, and our daughter’s love for St. Mark’s continues to grow…
– Ann H.
“I love bike days, pizza days, dance classes, the woodworking bus, art, art and more art. There are so many loving added touches that the teachers do for the kids and for the parents. The projects the kids work on for special days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day are so special. The staff really put a lot of time and effort into preparing and planning to make it special for the parents while they taught our children to care about other family members and to show them ways to express it.”
“I credit your staff for giving our grandchildren the perfect foundation for further education and their love for school. We owe each of you a very special hug and thanks.”
– Carol M.
“You have provided such a wonderful environment for our children! I knew when I first inquired at St. Mark’s that it was a well run school, but I did not know what an incredible impact you and your staff would have on our children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love, care and attention you’ve shown our family. We believe that this wonderful first school experience will help our children on their way to a successful academic and social life.”
– Celeste S.
“The picture that you sent us was priceless. Thank you for doing the small things. St. Mark’s has been beyond terrific for our family. Thank you.”
– Will H.
“I can’t imaging starting out our children’s education in any other place. They were inspired and loved each and every day they were at St. Mark’s School. They are doing so well in elementary school and we want to thank you for all you and your wonderful teachers for all of us.”
– Julie V.
“My children were so very loved at your school and you were such a big part of their schooling.”
– Kathy G.
“It is parent conference time at my son’s kindergarten and it made me stop and think about what a strong foundation St. Mark’s has given these kids. There are six St. Mark’s kids who have enrolled in this school and they are all flourishing. That has a lot to do with all of the hard work that you and your teachers put in when these children were little. Thank you so much to all of you for working on all of those fundamental skills (both academic and social) that they needed to make the transition smoothly. You’ve set them up nicely to meet all of their new challenges and continue to grow.”
– Mimi M.
And what do children have to say about St. Mark’s Nursery School?
“This is the ‘bestest’ life I ever had in school!”
“I’m going to bring my kids to this school!”