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Traditions at St. Mark’s enhance our academic program and create lifelong memories. Grade-level celebrations, events, performances, field trips, and gatherings bond a school as a community.

Hibernation Day
Children wear pajamas to school, enjoy special bear snacks and "hibernate" in caves made in the classroom.

Easter God Hunt
Children go exploring indoors and outdoors to hunt for all things God has made.

Circus Celebration & Ice Cream Social
Children engage in circus-themed games and activities, followed by a special ice cream social with their parents.

Muffins in the Morning
Students share donuts with their fathers and perform for them.

Harvest Day
Dressed in farm attire, students enjoy harvest activities such as square dancing, making butter, shucking and eating corn on the cob.

Easter Parade
Girls create Easter bonnets and boys design ties to complement their Sunday best for the Easter parade.

Thanksgiving Feast
Students share a special “feast” with kindergarten students dressed as Pilgrims.

Easter Egg Hunt
Students celebrate the Easter season with a traditional Easter egg hunt.

Mother’s Day Tea
During this heart-warming event, the children sing and act out songs for their honored guests.

Dinosaur Day
As a culminating activity to their dinosaur study, students make a colorful painted dinosaur T-shirt that they wear while enjoying crafts, songs, stories, games, and snacks at this lively party.

Stepping Up to Kindergarten
In the beautiful space of our peace chapel, proud PK4 parents enjoy this year-end tribute to their children as they ready themselves to “step up” to kindergarten. Students dress for this special occasion in their “Sunday best” and join their parents for a reception after they receive their graduation certificates.

Thanksgiving Feast
Students dress as Pilgrims and share a special snack with PK4 students.

Kindergarten Play - The Christmas Story
Kindergarten students tell the story of Jesus' birth through narration and songs. This play reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.

Grandparent/Special Friend Day
Students welcome grandparents or other special friends for a half-day visit to school for a Eucharist service, a musical program performed by the children, classroom activities, a luncheon with the children, and a campus tour.

Field Day
Students participate in games and activities at Robb Field, followed by refreshments. Parents assist coaches and teachers in setup, cleanup, and leading the group activities.

West Palm Beach Zoo
Kindergarteners look forward to their first off-campus excursion when they visit the West Palm Beach Zoo in the spring.

Hobe Sound Nature Center
A Hobe Sound Nature Center presentation enriches first graders' understanding of owls and other wildlife.

High-Touch High-Tech
Students participate in on-campus field experiences that support the science curriculum. Topics include Measure Up, Flower Power, and Movin’ and Groovin’.

1st Grade Musical Program - A Book is a Magic Carpet
Students present a lively play through narration and song.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Following a project-based aquatic life study, the first grade visits John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. At the park the students study animals, rotate through hands-on center activities, view the museum, and tour the grounds.

Kravis Center
First graders investigate literature through an author study. This exercise culminates by seeing the theater adaptation of the author’s work live at the Kravis Center.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Field Trip
Students visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach to explore the habitats of local sea life.

Going Green Spring Fling
This culminating event features environmentally friendly, hands-on activities that help students appreciate the benefits of "going green."

Garden Days at Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
Students visit stations to learn about plants and animals, with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices.

2nd Grade Musical Program - Proud to Be an American
Students learn about the United States through narrations and songs. A catchy rap teaches the children Presidents’ and states’ names.

Science Eye: Insect Insights
An exciting experience with insects -- an opportunity for young "entomologists" to learn about the importance of insects and the fascinating role they play in our lives.

Lion Country Safari Field Trip
A field trip to West Palm Beach's Lion Country Safari helps the children learn about animal habitats.

Gingerbread Houses & Reindeer Poetry
Students assemble and decorate festive gingerbread houses and write reindeer poetry in celebration of the Christmas season.

Everglades Field Trip
Students travel to Ft. Lauderdale for a day-long field trip experience that features an airboat ride and a first hand look at the natural habitat of the Everglades.

Everglades Field Trip
Students travel to the Seminole Indian Reservation for a day-long field trip that complements the fourth grade science, social studies, and reading curriculum.

Little Red Schoolhouse
Students take a step back in time to see what life was like in Florida in the late 1800’s. They visit the original one-room schoolhouse in Palm Beach County and experience a reenactment of a typical school day. Students dress in period costume and eat food indicative of the time period. The field trip compliments the 4th grade social studies and reading curricula.

Science Eye
After studying Rocks and Minerals, students have the opportunity to dig into a portion of authentic gem-bearing gravel in search for minerals like rubies, sapphires, turquoise and more! The program also introduces an in-depth study into rock formation and testing techniques. Students transform into miners, gemologists, jewelers, and much more in these one-of-a-kind field trips.

Florida Heritage Day
Students celebrate the end of the year and our studies of Florida with a pirate themed scavenger hunt.

4th Grade Recital
The fourth grade recorder and Orff instrument “Sounds of the Season” recital celebrates students’ first year of studying and practicing a musical instrument at St. Mark’s. Performing on the stage in Coleman Hall for their parents is an exciting musical and team building experience.

Spelling Bee
The fourth and fifth grade and middle school students complete in a Spelling Bees to help students improve their spelling and increase their vocabulary.

St. Augustine Class Trip
Students visit St. Augustine, Florida's oldest city, for a 2-day field trip that supports the fifth grade social studies curriculum.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
As one of the highlights of fifth grade, students enact the beloved Christmas classic.

Biz Town
This cross-curricular activity teaches entrepreneurship and community life through role-playing.

Spelling Bee
The fourth and fifth grade and middle school students complete in a Spelling Bees to help students improve their spelling and increase their vocabulary.

Science Fair
This 7th and 8th grade seminal experience helps students acquire knowledge while utilizing research and the scientific process. With constant support and feedback from their teachers, students select a topic of interest, perform research for a background paper, conduct an experiment, analyze results, construct a display board, and keep a log book. Students’ work culminates at the Science Fair where students defend their findings to professionals in related fields. Selected students progress to the Palm Beach County and State of Florida Science Fairs.

Spirit Week
Promoting school spirit is the focus of this fall event planned by the middle school Student Council. Activities include special dress days, grade level competitions, and a pep rally. A highlight of the week is the ever-popular teacher versus student basketball game.

Spelling Bee
The fourth and fifth grade and middle school students complete in separate Spelling Bees to help students improve their spelling and increase their vocabulary. The middle school champion represents us at the Palm Beach County Spelling Bee.

Retreats
Class retreats, occurring yearly in the fall, build community within the school family. Students participate in team building activities, reflect on group dynamics, and discuss positive relationships. Faculty members, representing both school and church, lead these retreats.

6th Grade Trip - Epcot Center, Orlando
This class trip focuses on world cultures and complements the sixth grade social studies curriculum.

7th Grade Trip - Big Pine Key
As part of the seventh grade study of marine biology, students attend Seacamp in the Florida Keys. Snorkeling, dissecting sea creatures, collecting specimens, and swimming with sharks are part of this three-day trip.

8th Grade Trip - Washington, D.C.
The eighth grade's study of United States History and American Literature culminates with a three-day visit to our nation's capital. The trip includes visits to the White House, Pentagon, museums, and historic buildings.