Sunday, January 27, 2019 T12 ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL Inspiring learners, creating leaders St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School’s purposeful approach to learning provides children of all faiths, age 1 through sixth grade, the opportunity to discover their unique gifts while acquiring a deep academic foundation. Elementary-focused As an elementary school, we focus on preparing our students for the future while also savoring the wonder, magic and innocence of childhood. We maintain an ideal balance of challenge, nurture, structure and choice: one that fosters belonging, acceptance The faculty at St. Marks creates stimulating classrooms where students can explore, ask questions, take intellectual risks and work collaboratively. [PHOTO COURTESY ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL] and community; emphasizes achievement and progress through hard work and effort; and stimulates, inspires and engages young minds and attitudes. Top early learning program Our unique playbased program provides a safe environment for 1- and 2-year-olds to develop and attempt new things. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, it provides the highest quality education available for young learners. Hands-on approach Children learn best through fascinating experiences. Our talented faculty create stimulating, supportive classrooms where students can explore, ask questions, take intellectual risks and work collaboratively. Students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects, including engineering and design, music, art, world languages, daily physical education and service learning. Enriching activities A robust after-school program offers a wide range of activities for all ages and interests. We field four competitive team sports in third through sixth grades, including basketball, volleyball, flag football and soccer. Other after-school activities include dance, tumbling, chess, karate, cooking, Spanish and much more Learn and lead As students mature, they develop the trademark qualities that St. Mark’s students are known for: confidence, passion, strong character and resilience. Graduates transition fully prepared to succeed in St. Mark's Episcopal Day School 4114 Oxford Ave., Jacksonville (904) 388-2632 StMarksDaySchool.org middle school, high school and beyond. Beautiful learning space St. Mark’s is blessed with a beautiful campus. Whether it is a science class learning about root systems in our gardens, or a one-on-one reading session under the shade of a canopy oak, our students spend time throughout the day outside. Nothing compares to meeting our faculty and watching our students learn and play. Call today to schedule your personal tour.
BISHOP KENNY HIGH SCHOOL An education with meaning, purpose and service Bishop Kenny High School is a four-year Catholic, collegeprep high school with a diverse population of 1,200 students. In addition to traditional academic courses, a wide variety of AP, STEM, honors, elective and fine arts offerings are available. Strategic academic planning and continued investment in technology ensure that Bishop Kenny students graduate with the STEM skills necessary for success in a digital world. A dedicated team of teachers, coaches, and counselors work together to ensure that Bishop Kenny seniors are eligible for acceptance to the college or university Bishop Kenny High School Principal Todd Orlando (at left) and SGA Advisor Scott Sberna (at right) are pictured with members of the school’s student council, which raised more than $10,000 for relief efforts following Hurricane Michael last fall. [PHOTO COURTESY BISHOP KENNY HIGH SCHOOL] of their choice. Safety first The safety and security of students is our primary responsibility. In addition to the daily presence of an off-duty JSO officer and policy of limiting perimeter access to campus during the school day, a monitored system of 109 surveillance cameras and regularly scheduled drills for weather and other emergencies is in place. Faith Equally important to Bishop Kenny’s academic program is the continued faith formation of its students. Helping young people develop a strong faith-life, a moral compass, a social conscience, and the desire to live lives that include service to those in need — all are foundational to the Bishop Kenny experience. Athletics and activities Athletics and extracurricular activities round out the school day for most students. The Bishop Kenny Crusaders have a reputation for being competitive athletes that demonstrate leadership and good-sportsmanship. More than half of Bishop Kenny students participate on one or more of 36 varsity, JV and freshman athletic teams. Nearly all students participate in at least one of 40 academic or service clubs. Legacy Since 1952, Bishop Kenny students have been trained to lead lives of meaning, purpose and service. Each year hundreds of legacy families make Bishop Kenny their choice because they know the experience lasts a lifetime. Bishop Kenny High School 1055 Kingman Ave., Jacksonville (904) 398-7545 BishopKenny.org Class of 2018 at-a-glance 99% enrolled in college and earned $12.49 million in college scholarships 292 graduates earned 449 scholarships 59% earned a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Students consistently score well above national and state scores on the SAT and ACT Step-Up for Students, AAA, McKay and Gardiner Scholarships accepted T13 Sunday, January 27, 2019