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Primary School Programming

Rigorous instruction in math and reading help students build strong academic foundations, and develop crucial, critical thinking skills. Math and reading is complemented with social studies, science, art and music, with the foundation being the Word of God. The Discover America program provides unique cultural experiences through frequent field trips to organizations throughout the city of Milwaukee. Partnerships like First Stage Theater, the Urban Ecology Center, and the YMCA bring experience-based learning outside the classroom.

Character and values-based development are integral components of the curriculum, which is modeled after the Engage New York common core curriculum.

The technology based, Renaissance reading and math programs sets personalized goals based on  assessments and frequent, computerized comprehension tests are given throughout the school year. Quarterly award ceremonies are held and rewards are given to those students who have reached 95% of their personal goals. Third and fourth grade scholars utilize Chrome Books for reading and math practice.

Student assessments throughout the school year include MAP testing (math and reading testing held in the fall, winter, spring for first through eighth grades), smarter balanced assessments (statewide math and reading tests at the end of the school year for third through eighth grades) reading and math benchmark testing, implemented by Schools That Can Milwaukee (fall, winter, spring for first through eighth grades) and WKCE (science and social studies) which is a statewide standardized test, which students start to take in the third grade.

Primary and middle school students partner up across grade levels becoming reading buddy’s and through work on chrome books. Full classes participate in community service projects, where a primary school class is paired with a middle school class in an effort to support a community impact project of their choosing.

Parental and Spiritual involvement:

God has given parents and guardians the primary responsibility of nurturing their children in all things. As stated in Ephesians 6:4: “…bring your children up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” A Christian school and a parent / guardian has a secondary responsibility as shared in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Students are taught to be disciples of Christ and to continue to spread and share his word.

Students are taught to be disciples of Christ and to continue to spread and share his word.

The ministry team is a constant staple and source of spiritual guidance for each student and parent/guardian. We welcome parents to get to know one another, be a source of comfort for student or family challenges and rejoice in each other’s blessings. Common gathering opportunities for St. Marcus School parents include weekend church worship services, connection groups and many fellowship activities.