Our Program



We believe children learn through discovery and wonder. Play is an integral part of the classroom, encompassing all your child's learning activities. Our qualified and caring staff will provide a quality environment that will enhance your child's self-esteem, guide your child's learning, and aid in the development of social and educational skills necessary for future learning. 




While our program revolves around your child's individual needs and interest, we believe that education should also include a focus on his/her relationship to God and to a community of others. Our curriculum emphasizes the love and grace of Jesus for every person which they learn in the classroom and in chapel time with Pastor Joel. We also emphasize development of your child's social skills, including building friendships, respect for others, conflict resolution, and advocating for one's needs and ideas. Our goal is to promote a God-given sense of self-worth and problem solving abilities, which help children gain the confidence to face new experiences.




Our philosophy is based on principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.


We accept enrollment for 2 - 5 year olds. 

"On our way to St. Mark's Preschool this morning, my son mentioned that at his previous preschool kids were put in time-outs if they did not share. When I asked him what happens at St. Mark's when children have a hard time sharing, he quickly replied "the teachers help you." This really embodies the character of St. Mark's Preschool. After over a year at this amazing school, I have seen the staff nurture the natural development of my child. Children learn through intuitive exploration and are championed for the unique little people that they are. It continues to be an environment of "yes" in a world of "no." I have joked that I wish my son could graduate high school from this school. As a high school teacher myself, I cannot say enough about the love and creativity fostered at St. Mark's Preschool."

- Current Parent

2020-2021 Schedules 

Monday - Friday

Full Day: 8:00-3:00

Half Day: 8:00-12:00

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Full Day: 8:00-3:00

Half Day: 8:00-12:00

Tuesday, Thursday 

Full Day: 8:00-3:00

Half Day: 8:00-12:00

"We love St. Mark preschool! The teachers and staff are the kindest and most loving around. The children are loved, encouraged, and supported. Children are loved through their development, giving them opportunities to express themselves and figure out how to play and communicate in healthy ways with their peers. The children are encouraged to explore, learn and seek.  The staff takes the interests of the children and builds on them for learning. The children are supported in their faith learning about God and Jesus. The children love their time in Chapel with Pastor Joel. The children can play barefoot, create with art and experience pure joy at St. Mark!"

- Current Parent

2020-2021 Tuition Rates

5 Days

Full Day:  $870

Half Day: $700

4 Days

Full Day:  $725

Half Day: $580


3 Days

Full Day:  $580

Half Day: $460

2 Days

Full Day: $440

Half Day: $360

2020-2021 Two Year Old Program Rates

5 Days

Full Day:  $1025

Half Day: $770

4 Days

Full Day:  $850

Half Day: $610

3 Days

Full Day:  $670

Half Day: $500

2 Days

Full Day: $530

Half Day: $385

We accept payment via personal check, Venmo and bank bill pay.

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556 S. El Camino Real,

Encinitas, CA 92024