Art surrounds our youngest students throughout the school year. Students work on art projects in their classrooms throughout their time in Primary School. Formal art classes begin in Kindergarten with the introduction of new art mediums, and artist’s studies. The 1st trimester will start with the Renaissance. Impressionism will be the focus for the 2nd trimester and Modernism for the last trimester.
Enrichment classes at St. Mark’s Episcopal School cover a variety of skills and interests. Primary School, Lower School, and Middle School students learn:
To express themselves creatively through music, art, and technology
To be a good team member through physical education
To embrace exploration through science
To grow in their own global awareness through Spanish
A respect for all people and cultures through a Christian-based religion setting
Our Middle School Electives are designed and categorized into four Collections: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, and STEM. As we prepare our middle schoolers for the path ahead, we recognize that resilience, grit, and autonomy can be learned during the process of selecting their own electives and deciding whether to explore the variety of options we offer or dive down deep into a specific Collection. Students attend electives every day, and most electives take place 3 out of 6 days in a rotation, allowing students to take 2 unique electives each Trimester.