Registration for the 22/23 school year is now open. St. Mark’s offers a wide variety of class options to suit the needs of you and your child. Click on your child’s age group (infants, young toddlers, older toddlers/young threes, older threes/fours, kindergarten) to find out more and for access to the registration form.
Tuition and Fees: Tuition is based on the age group and schedule your child registers for. Tuition is calculated as a yearly amount which can be paid annually, biannually, or in 10 monthly installments. With the exception of the first payment due in July, monthly installment payments are due on the first of the month. Additionally, there is a yearly non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration. We accept cash or checks made out to “St. Mark’s Nursery School”.
Scholarships: We want every child to have access to our programming, regardless of financial means. To request a scholarship, click here to submit the form. If you’d like to make a contribution to help ensure St. Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten programming is available to all, you can donate here.
Calendar: Classes begin in August and run through May. We typically start one week after MCCSC, and end one week earlier, and we follow the MCCSC calendar for vacations, late-start days, snow days and closures. We are also closed on Good Friday.
Hours: Nursery school hours are 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Kindergarten has a flexible drop off period from 9:00 to 9:30 and ends at 12:00 pm.
Potty Training – NOT Required: Children do not have to be potty trained to come to St. Mark’s – we welcome children in all stages. As your child is ready, and at the parents' prompting, teachers will assist parents with the potty training process by reinforcing at school the efforts at home.
Parent Participation: One of the many strengths of our program is the parent participation requirement. Our parents bring unique personalities with skills, talents, knowledge and interests that are shared with the children. Providing opportunities for children to have positive interactions with trustworthy adults enhances our classroom experience. We value this opportunity for parents as well, providing training and celebrating each parent’s opportunity to spend this time with their child. For parents who are unable to participate, please speak with us about alternative ways to contribute to our programming and community.
Inclusion Policy: Our program strives to meet the developmental needs of all children in our care and to support families working with young children. While it is our wish to be inclusive of all children, we acknowledge that our quality early childhood education program may not meet the developmental needs of every child. We acknowledge that to continue to do what we do well, we must recognize our abilities and limitations. When it is deemed that we are not providing the least restrictive learning environment for a child, we will assist in directing the child and his/her family to a program or school that will provide for the child's abilities and learning styles.