St. Mark Lutheran Church is a place of worship for individuals of the Christian faith. Based in Houston, Texas, it is a part of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). The church primarily carries out Sunday worship services in traditional as well as contemporary styles. It also conducts various bible study classes for different age groups, focusing on different aspects of the Bible. Additionally, St. Mark Lutheran Church runs family and service oriented ministries as well as interest groups. Apart from these, the church maintains the St. Mark Lutheran School.. The ultimate goal of the educational infrastructure at St. Marks is to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to educate their children-spiritually,mentally,socially,emotionally,and physically as each child discovers God's plan and purpose for their lives.Additionally,our programs are designed to promote Christ-like character in our children that will be applicable to their future family,professional and,most importantly,spiritual lives. We've created an environment which fosters the attainment of that lofty goal. It's doable in this day and age! and here are some of the things that help us get it done: Feature of our early childhood program: Low student/teacher ratios Developmental,Christ-centered curriculum Extra-curricular activities offered on campus Care available from 7 am - 6 pm Two separate,age-appropriate playgrounds St. Mark promotes active learning in an atmosphere of Christian love,allowing your child to learn through curriculum based instruction and techniques that are appropriate to their development level. Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is designed around the use of Learning Centers. This allows early learners to work independently and at their own pace. Features of our K-5 program: Smartboards in all classrooms iPads available for small group learning 50% of elementary staff hold a Master's Degree Off-site field trips and on-site educational guests Enrichment classes in Spanish,art,music & PE Our faith-infused curriculum prepares our youngest students for Middle School. A professional staff of trained Christian educators,low student/teacher ratio and parental involvement make it possible to realize our school's mission. Qualified instructors teach all core subjects,including religion,language arts,math,social studies,and science. Features of our 6th-8th grade program: Education beyond the classroom 6th Grade - Outdoor Education at Camp Lone Star 7th Grade - Texas History Trip to Austin/San Antonio 8th Grade - American History Trip to Washington,D.C. 1:1 iPads and Apple TVs in all classrooms 75% of middle school staff hold a Master's Degree During these transitional and developmentally challenging years it is important that parents,students and teachers work together to create the best possible middle school experience. Our dedicated teachers know their students personally and give them the guidance,encouragement,and challenges they need to realize their potential. Teachers often become mentors in their faith journey. Qualified instructors teach all core subjects,including religion,language arts,math,social studies,and science. Additional classes such as Spanish,PE,art,and music are a part of the curriculum.