Set in beautiful Jacksonville Beach, the Beaches Campus is a special place of learning where students from the beaches community and beyond are set on a trajectory of success and significance. Nestled in a safe, vibrant, neighborhood four blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, students are given endless avenues to learn, love, and lead. From McCormick Hall, with its classrooms and courtyard, to Hope Hall, which houses enrichments, to Hixon Field, an outdoor space which includes playgrounds and an artificial turf playing field, students are afforded every opportunity to move and grow in mind and heart.
Located only four blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, the school's spacious learning spaces open into a spacious courtyard in McCormick Hall, providing an intimate, warm environment where students can build friendships and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. In addition to a media center/library which contains thousands of books and Apple computers, our technology also includes iPads, portable laptop carts, a laser cutter, and a 3D Printer! Fourth and fifth-grade students receive an Chromebooks to keep as part of their tuition payment.
McCormick Hall contains Pre-K3 through fifth grade classrooms. In the center of the building is an intimate courtyard which allows students to learn together in a welcoming outdoor setting. Every Friday, the student body comes together in the courtyard for a Flag Ceremony. This event is a wonderful opportunity to honor our country, reinforce our school's mission, celebrate birthdays and athletic accomplishments, and hear what is happening in every grade level.
Completed in 2012, this building houses many of the school's enrichment offerings (Movement, Art, Music, and the new Gym and Performing Arts Center). The Gym allows students to play indoor active games and host our athletic team. The art studio, which also includes a separate kiln room, provides plenty of room for students to create and see their finished works displayed. The music room features a built-in riser for practicing choral songs and many instruments for students to practice and enhance their musical abilities.
Located behind McCormick Hall, this incredible outdoor space consists of an artificial turf playing field with running track and state-of-the-art playground. This area is used for Physical Education classes, after-school activities, recess, and other community-building activities throughout the year.
St. Mark’s Campus is a beautiful and unique place. We use our campus as a tool to assist in educating our students. Whether it is a science class learning about plant root systems in our garden, or a one-on-one reading session under the shade of a canopy oak, our students spend time outside throughout the day. Facilities also include an administrative building, 35 classrooms, library, two science labs, Innovation lab, music studio, art studio, all-purpose dining and activities commons building, Early Learning Center, three well-equipped playgrounds, large play field for outdoor activities and physical education. First-time visitors often remark of an incredible feeling of happiness and serenity when walking about on campus. We invite you to come for a tour to feel it for yourself!