St. Mark's Preschool welcomes families of all faiths, creeds, race, and ethnic origins to its programs. The programs of the Center arise from a common desire for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families for nurturing growth and development, relationships and understanding.

St. Mark's Preschool is pleased to announce that we are a 4 1/2 STAR school with the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County!

We also won First Place BEST AFTER SCHOOL and BEST CAMP from the Venice Gondolier Best of the Best.

We also are the runner up for best childcare in the Sarasota Herald Tribune!

Kudos to our staff and families!



St. Mark’s Preschool and Camp are open. Due to the Covid-19 virus we cannot give in person tours of the school and only St. Mark’s Preschool and Camp staff and children enrolled are allowed inside the building. Please view our classroom video to see our classrooms. If you would like to meet the classroom teachers we can schedule a visit outside of the building. Barbara Levesque, Director St. Mark’s Preschool and Camp, is happy to speak with you on the phone.
St. Mark’s Preschool and School Age Care begins our new school year on Monday, August 31, 2020.

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Welcome to St. Mark's Preschool

St. Mark's has a strong commitment to providing a high quality of care and education for children and their families. With a creative, balanced year- round curriculum, children from birth to eleven years are provided safe, healthy and stimulating setting. We believe every child is unique and special. Our goal is to foster each child's growth while building relationships that build strong bonds of trust and respect. We embrace inclusiveness while building community. We invite you and your family to share our joy in celebrating children.

Nurturing & Educating Children Since 1959


Preschool: 12 Month- 5 yrs/ VPK

School Age Before and Afterschool

Camps: Kindergarten – 5th grade


Before & After School

Garden Elementary

Venice Elementary

Tuition Rates:

Annual Enrollment Fee $150 per child (except VPK)
Before & After School Enrollment Fee: $75
Summer Camp Enrollment Fee: $75
After School & Camp Enrollment Fee: $100

Full Time Preschool Monthly Rates:
Infant Room: $850
Toddler Room: $850
2 Year Old Rooms: $740
3 Year Old Rooms: $690
Pre-K Rooms: $690
VPK with extended hours plus summer: $560

*Part time monthly rates are available. Please call for more information.

After School & Summer Camp Rates

After School: $175 a month
Summer Camp: $100 a week
*Please call for before school & part time rates.
Sibling Discount: 10% off oldest sibling

Summer Camp:

It's a fun filled summer of arts and crafts, games, computers, friends, movies, zany science projects, end of summer talent show and much, much more!! Due to the Covid-19 this summer we will not be going on field trips or to the pool.

All of our Teachers have many years experience with extensive education, and enjoy the joy and blessings of children!!

Our Camp is a small, friendly, safe, homelike environment.

Summer Camp $115 a week


St. Mark's Preschool implements a research based curriculum called "The Creative Curriculum" published by Teaching Strategies. This learning center based curriculum provides your child a developmentally appropriate classroom experience and a foundation on which to build and strengthen the skills needed to learn, think, reason and become decision makers. This curriculum also develops language and literacy skills by providing your child opportunities to be immersed in literacy activities such as storytelling, singing, rhyming words, finger plays, writing and reading aloud.

The Creative Curriculum aligns with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Birth to Three and for VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Four and Five Year Standards. The Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards is "a comprehensive document containing age-appropriate information and reflections about how young children explore, create and think." These standards are organized into five domains or areas of development including the following: Physical Development, Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge.

With opportunities for self-directed, as well as, group experiences, learning is supported by child friendly themes, based on the child's interests, to provide inspiration to explore and learn. The activities your child will explore are posted in your child's classroom.

School Wide Supply List:

1- Box of Washable Markers
1- Package of Glue Sticks
1- Gallon Size box Ziplock (Girls)
1- Quart Size box Ziplock (Boys)
1- Package of PlayDoh brand Play Dough
2- Boxes of Tissues
1- Box of Band-Aids
2- Clorox Anywhere Spray
1- Box of Baby Wipes (3 yrs. and under)

Email Contact:

508 Riviera St
Venice, FL 34285

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm

Barbara Levesque, Director
Betty Albee, Assistant Director

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