Upper elementary school represents a time of transition and increasing independence for Saint Mark’s students. With the support of teachers, third- through sixth-grade students become advocates for their own learning and develop valuable study and time management skills crucial to success in middle school. A departmentalized approach is used in fifth and sixth grades. Students rotate between grade level teachers for instruction in mathematics, science, and humanities, along with continuing their studies in enrichment classes. Teachers provide intentional opportunities for collaboration, leadership, self-expression, and creativity across all subject areas.
As students become increasingly independent and responsible, they are asked to look forward and outward, engaging in service to others through our Student Leadership Council (SLC).