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St. Mark's Day

1346 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213

(718) 756-6602


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Music teacher
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught science, social studies, health education

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child is handled individually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

A healthy mind is power divine.

A Typical Day

Each grade has a different schedule. This is discussed and handed out at the interview.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents and teachers are able to stay in contact in a variety of ways. Notes, phone calls, report cards, open house, progress reports are all ways we keep parents updated on their childs progress. We do not advise parents on what elementary school their child should attend because we have our own school that goes up to middle school 8th grade.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director