2017-2018 Registration

St. Mark’s Preschool is pleased to announce our 2017-18 mixed aged class offerings for children ages three and four (must be 3 by September 1):
- 3 Day Preschool (Tuesday through Thursday)… 9:15-11:30a.m. and 12:45-3:00p.m.
- 4 Day Preschool (Monday through Thursday)… 9:15-11:30a.m. and 12:45-3:00p.m.
- Studio Arts Program (Friday)… 9:30-1:00p.m.
- Munch-n-Learn (Tuesday and/or Thursday)..more information about this program is located on our home page under “Munch ‘n’ Learn”

The St. Mark’s Preschool Studio Arts Program is a year-long developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses primarily on the visual arts. Some examples of materials that will be explored include: wire sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and photography. Monthly field trips to local artisans and guest speakers will serve as provocations for the curriculum. Parents are invited to view studio work at regular gallery open houses conducted throughout the school year. This program will be offered only to students enrolled in the 3 and 4 day preschool at St. Mark’s.

Open registration will begin on January 12, 2017.  All registrations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, please fill out an application located on our home page and mail in the application along with a $75 application fee to St. Mark’s Preschool.
The Preschool Team

Welcome to the 2014-15 School Year!

We are excited to announce that all of our classes are currently full for the school year!

Thursday, September 4th is our Classroom Drop-In visit for children and parents. Our morning class drop-in visit will be from 10:00-10:30 and our afternoon class visit will be from 11:00-11:30.

On Tuesday, September 9th, school will be back in session.  Following drop off,  families will be invited to a parent coffee at Blackberry Market.  This is a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with other parents of the preschool!

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning families very soon!

May 2014

Our last weeks of school are upon us. Students will be tie-dying their St. Mark’s t-shirts, finishing up our hallway map of Glen Ellyn and reflecting on our preschool year.

Thursday, May 22nd is our last day of school celebration at Lake Ellyn and we’re hoping for great weather! Students will be dropped off at school at the regular time. Teachers and students will walk over to Lake Ellyn and meet parents and family members at the boat house (10:00 for AM students and 1:30 for PM students).  We will play games, picnic and have a small ceremony. Students will be dismissed at Lake Ellyn after our ceremony.  

Our summer program starts on May 27 and we are excited to announce that this program is full!


Summer Program!

St. Mark’s Preschool will be piloting a five-week Summer Program for children ages 3-5.  The Summer Program will be held on Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Children must be enrolled at St. Mark’s Preschool to attend — this includes families registered for the 2014-15 school year.  The Summer Program will emphasize our Reggio Emilia project approach to teaching that features child-directed learning and will provide structured play and socialization opportunities. We will focus on the outside world, nature and outdoor play. Weather permitting, activities will incorporate water activities and walks to Main Street Recreation Park.  We are filling up quickly so be sure to get your registration form in by April 1.

February News

This month we will be using measuring tools and log books in the hardware store, we will introduce our word wall and add new words to it and do Valentine’s crafts including decorating our Valentine’s boxes and using shaving cream to decorate hearts.   Show and tell will now be every Thursday; this week we will be journaling about what we brought for show and tell.

Miss Beth’s Bakery is now open in Miss Michelle and Miss Beth’s class!  We will be exploring the new bakery provocations in their classroom.


St. Mark’s Preschool is piloting a new Lunch ‘n’ Learn program starting March 4th!  This exciting opportunity will be available to morning or afternoon students who are currently enrolled in the Preschool. The children will have lunch together and engage in activities that encourage: socialization, art, imaginative play, math, literacy and science.

Now Enrolling

Registration for the 2014-15 school year has begun.  Enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Parents must complete and submit an application for their child (located on our homepage) along with a $75 deposit.  St. Mark’s Preschool holds a priority enrollment period for current families, families currently enrolled in PDO and parish families from January 1 to 15.  Our open enrollment begins January 16.  We are filling up quickly so be sure to get your application in as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact our Assistant Director, Holly Pelsor at preschool@stmarksglenellyn.org or by phone (630) 858-1020 Ext. 234