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At St. Mark’s, it is our daily joy to know and love the precious children of the Barton Hills neighborhood and beyond. They fill our halls and grounds with laughter and optimism and curiosity and in so doing they fill our staff with new energy for today and new hope for tomorrow.

We know it’s a big deal for you to trust us with your little ones. Know this: In everything we do, we seek to create safe spaces for our little lions to flourish. We’ve been doing that since 1963 and it is our privilege and delight.

Warmest welcome,

Father Zac Koons


A Prayer for the Children

Dear God, we thank you for the gift of these children to raise, these lives to share, these minds to mold, these bodies to nurture, these spirits to enrich.

Let us never betray these children’s trust, dampen their hope, or discourage their dreams.

Help us, dear God, to help these precious children to become all that You mean them to be.

"Let your grace and love fall on them like gentle breezes and give them inner strength and peace and patience for the journey ahead." - Marian Wright Edelman