Student Life

At St. Mark's, we believe the arts are essential to a robust and balanced education.  Our well-rounded students exercise their creativity in music, art, and dance classes that complement the academic curriculum.  St. Mark's collaborates with partner programs that teach students to appreciate the arts while also giving them an outlet for expression.  Harlem has a rich tradition of artistic excellence, and we honor that legacy every day at St. Mark's.

  • Education Through Music

    St. Mark’s partners with Education Through Music to provide a comprehensive music program for all students in Pre-K through 8th grade.

  • Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program

    Every student at St. Mark’s participates in the Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program (CCVAP) which fosters creativity and self-expression through studio art classes.

  • Learning to Look Art Appreciation

    Students in Grades 2-5 enjoy monthly art appreciation classes through the Learning to Look program.  By studying famous painters and their masterpieces, students gain the knowledge, passion, and critical analysis skills to interpret art.

  • Dancing Classrooms

    Dancing Classrooms is a renowned ballroom dance program that teaches poise, respect, communication, and teamwork.  Students in the 4th, 5th, and 8th grade learn to dance gracefully while developing confidence and social awareness.