At St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, we feel that working together with parents in order to raise children who are global citizens is imperative in these early years of formation.
As educators, we guide the children of St. Mark’s towards becoming the leaders of the next generation of compassionate, empathetic and open-minded people. This may seem like a huge task for young learners, understanding that the world is bigger than the day to day parts we see, but it is our duty to help the young people in our school to understand what it means to be citizens of the world, especially now, in these times we are living in.
How do we do it?
Outreach is a big part of who we are and serving others helps us to live out the Gospel. It is important for our students to learn that helping others isn’t just about what they will get in return, we do it because it is good and right.
Our teachers model compassion and empathy throughout the day. This helps the children learn to care about others and become connected to their classmates.
The ability to be open to new people, things and ideas is vital to becoming a global citizen. We allow the children to formulate their own ideas and encourage expression in a variety of ways.
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School students exhibit an innate curiosity of all that is around them. They want to learn more about the world, the people and other living things who inhabit it and are free to ask questions! We use the expression “I wonder” frequently here, to encourage their curious minds.
Taking responsibility for our actions and decisions is key to truly being a global citizen. The children learn to respect the rules of our school in hopes of them continuing that outside our walls. Our students are accountable for the things they do and say. When the rights of anyone are being disrupted, no matter who they are or where they live, they will feel compelled to help.
We at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School believe in taking care of the planet that God made for us. That means not being wasteful and understanding that each of us has a responsibility to the planet and those who inhabit it. Citizens of the world care that their actions, no matter how small, will affect people and places around them.
As an Episcopal school, the philosophy of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School is to provide an enriching Christian environment through a developmentally appropriate play-based and literacy-rich curriculum. We seek to promote a child’s full potential – emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually. It is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education, one that values the child as strong, capable and resilient. Children are rich with wonder and knowledge and we feel that it is our duty to nurture this wonder here at St. Mark’s.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School shall function as an integral part of the life of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and shall serve as an educational arm of its pastoral and missionary life. We are a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools NAES.
Each person is uniquely created in the image of God and we are called to recognize, respect, and honor the freedom and dignity of every person.
The school, the family, and the faith community are called to work in partnership to encourage all children to discover their God-given gifts.
Children learn and develop in many ways, and we are called to creatively foster the growth of each child in heart, mind, body, and soul.
Differences are part of God’s creative plan, and we are called to grow into that truth as a school community that seeks to embrace racial, economic, and religious diversity.