St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School, at 3395 Burns Road has completed a $10 million campaign that should allow it to start the final phase of its construction program in June. When the work is completed next year, every building will have been improved. The final phase of the campus redevelopment project will include interior and exterior improvements to the church building, such as the addition of Sunday school and aftercare classrooms to the east of the church. This phase will also include renovations to classrooms in the school’s 500 building.
St. Mark’s, which was established by the clergy and parishioners as a preschool alternative, emphasizing a loving and nurturing Christian environment, has grown steadily in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the National Association of Episcopal Schools and the Vestry of the Church. During the past thirty-one years, the following classrooms spaces and programs have been added: 1980-Kindergarten; 1982-Elementary Classes through Grade Six; 1995-Middle School; 2001-Robb Field Sports Complex; 2002-Fine Arts Classroom Building; 2011-Youth Center & Gymnasium; 2012-School and Church Administrative Building; and 2012-Peace Chapel. In August 2013, construction was started on the Staluppi Center at St. Mark’s, a 26,450-sq. ft. multi-purpose parish hall. The School is housed on a five acre site, which is shared with the Church, in addition to a six acre sports complex with multi-purpose field, courts, and pavilion.
The enrollment capacity is 403 in the Lower School and 150 in the Middle School with a total school enrollment of 553.