St. Mark’s School – Downey
Quality Education in a Caring Environment
St. Mark’s mission is to offer its students a quality education in a caring environment. While an academic community in its own right, St. Mark’s School is a part of a larger ministry, the community, the Church. Our effort is grounded in the Christian conviction that we are all God’s children, each with gifts and talents, intended to be recognized and developed, and then applied in God’s service. We strive to provide an atmosphere where students’ spiritual, intellectual, social/emotional, and physical capacities are developed to their fullest potential, in a supportive environment within a traditional academic program.
A dream of The Rev. Cannon Ernest Sillers was to begin a Christian education for children at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
St. Mark’s Day School opens in 1964, three years after the Church was built. The school opens with 56 pupils in kindergarten through 8th grade
Subsequently after leaving the Downey area and moving to Orange County, Father Sillers opened three other parish schools over the next eleven years.
School Board Info
The School Board consists of ten members, six of whom are members appointed jointly by the Head of School in consultation with the Rector. The school is a function of the Parish under the authority of the Rector, Wardens, and Vestry.
The School Board establishes policies for the school, generates funds for the school operations, and hires the Head of School together with the Rector, subject to ratification of the Vestry.
Rules, regulations, guide lines, procedures of policies are brought forth, voted on and approved by St. Mark’s school board and vestry members.
The School Board supports the Head of School in administration of the school programs, personnel, facilities plans, and relations with the public and the like.
ParentTeacher Fellowship (PTF)
St. Mark’s ParentTeacher Fellowship is an organization of parents and teachers committed to working together for mutual understanding and support in the educational enterprise they share. All parents and legal guardians who have children attending St. Mark’s are considered members, along with the Rector, Head of School, and faculty members.
The hard working parents of St. Mark’s P.T.F. assist in many important projects such as, holiday parties for students, fundraisers’, awards certificates for St. Mark’s School Service Club, Honor Roll, and many extra curriculum activities.
We welcome any information and or suggestions of reunions and gatherings. Please e‐mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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School phone number is 562-869-7213
School Address is 10354 Downey Ave, Downey Ca. 90241
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