Signature Programs

Signature Programs at St. Mark School

St. Mark School is a place that recognizes children as unique individuals and encourages all students to realize their God-given gifts and talents. In keeping with the mission of our school which is to instill self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, and strong academic performance through instruction based on the strengths of students’ various learning styles we offer a variety of signature programs for our students including: 

The Whatley Program

Chosen by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Mark School has been named a PRIDE School. This innovative archdiocesan program is designed to meet the needs of students of average and above-average intelligence, with a documented learning disability, in grades K-8.

The program is staffed by highly qualified special education teachers, with the assistance of part-time aides,  who design specific programs to meet the personal learning needs of each child.  Small group sizes and a modified curriculum for Language Arts and Math are hallmarks of the program. To learn more please click on the button below. 

The Siena Program

St. Catherine of Sienna was born in Italy in 1347. As a young child, she began to have visions of guardian angels and was able to see them clearly as the people they protected. At age 16, now in the Dominican order, she continued to have visions of Christ, Mary and the saints. St. Catherine had no formal education but she is considered to have been one of the most brilliant theological minds of her time. She is one of only three women to have been named a Doctor of the Church. 

It is fitting that we name our program for Academically Talented Students in her honor.  Students in grades 4-8 who qualify for the program using the three-ring model of gifted behavior: above average ability, creativity, and task commitment. Students may qualify for an accelerated curriculum in math and/or reading/literature. To learn more please click on the button below. 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Members of the St. Mark School National Junior Honor Society demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. They have achieved and will maintain a GPA of 3.75 or above throughout their Middle School Years. They demonstrate the highest standards of honesty. They are leaders in the classroom and through extracurricular activities. To learn more about the NJHS program at St. Mark School please click on the button below. 

STEM Program

The STEM program at St. Mark School is dedicated to the total formation of the child by preparing them for a global society through innovation, problem-solving, and cross-curricular collaboration. Explore our STEM curriculum by clicking on the button below. 

St. Mark Catholic School will be dismissing at noon on August 29 and August 30, 2022.