To assist parents in their educational responsibility
St. Marks offers a curriculum that:
imparts the academic disciplines in accord with a high standard of excellence
is faithful to Holy Scripture
instructs the students in the historic Christian faith
cultivates righteous character in accord with the Ten Commandments
equips students to be the moral and intellectual leaders in their callings and thereby brings glory to God and advances His kingdom
St. Mark’s curriculum offers a solid academic foundation in its program of study. Using the time-honored “trivium,” (three-fold way) and its three stages of learning as a guide, curriculum materials are carefully chosen to ensure that students in the Grammar stage (K–6) acquire the necessary phonetic, reading, arithmetic, and writing skills in traditional core subjects.
Coursework mastered in the Grammar stage is built upon in subsequent study in the Logic and Rhetoric stages (7th–8th). In the Logic stage, emphasis is given to developing critical reading and thinking skills through the use of original sources.
(The Rhetoric stage focuses upon the cultivation of effective and persuasive communication skills in original research, reports, and presentations.)
Learn More About:
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Historic Christian Doctrine
World Religions & Defense of the Faith
Elements of Poetry, Fiction, and Drama
Classical World Literature
Medieval World Literature
Post-Reformation World Literature
Stretching, strength, & aerobic exercises for life-long
Time Period Games & Dances
Sportsmanship in traditional school games
Mastery of foundational
Me and My Family, My
Community, My State
Primary - US History I
Primary - US History II
Old Testament / Ancient
New Testament/ Greece and
Medieval Age: Early, High,
Renaissance and Reformation
U.S. History I and
U.S. History II and
Zoology & Botany
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Fine & Rhetorical Arts
Sight Singing, and Choir
Drawing and Art History
Classical View of Reality—Truth is objective and man is responsible to seek the Truth throughout his life.
Nature of Man—A human being is a physical and spiritual unity, and education must reflect that truth.
Wisdom of the Ages—Young scholars should be exposed to the finest minds in the history of the world and the great ideas that they discuss.
The Power of Latin
Why is Latin such a powerful academic tool?
Latin is a powerful vocabulary builder. Over half of English comes from Latin, because often five or ten English words may stem from a single Latin root. By learning Latin, students are capable of grasping many English words that they’ve never heard.
English is a compound of other languages and therefore has many exceptions—its structure is hard to follow. Latin’s syntax and grammar can be considered an excellent “ideal” language, and its lessons equip the student to better write in English.
Training in Latin also gives the student the foundation for learning other languages like French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian. Perhaps 80% of each of these languages derives from Latin.
Professional careers like Law and Medicine, which require precision in language, have Latin as their base for technical terms and names. Students of Latin are readily prepared for these professions.