Dear friends,

At St. Mark's, we understand that children learn through play. St. Mark's is a place where children are tended, cultivated and encouraged to bloom. Play and experiential learning produce long term gains for young children. In our community, children develop a lifelong love of learning and know that they are respected as individuals. At St. Mark's children learn to trust and are trusted.

St. Mark's children grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically as they develop relationships, explore areas of interest, discover the world around them, and take creative risks in a safe environment created for them.  And they do all of this in the company of dedicated, loving adults. We look forward to meeting you!

Sierra Roussos,

Since 1990, St. Mark's has maintained accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As the nation's leading voice in early childhood education, NAEYC requires that their accreditation be reviewed and renewed every five years. This complex process involves self-study, evaluation, and site visits from NAEYC validators.  We are excited to report that St. Mark's was commended in all 10 standard areas, meeting 100% or more of the criteria in 9 areas!! We are thrilled that what we do for children and their families is recognized as excellent by the most prestigious national early childhood organization. For more information about NAEYC accreditation, visit their website:

St. Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten is a not-for-profit community service offered by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Bloomington, Indiana. An advisory committee of parents with currently enrolled children recommends policies for the school. We welcome children of every race, religion, nationality and ability. We do not teach specific religious doctrine but focus on developing caring relationships and the experience of wonder in the world around us.