Helping children reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond.

St. Mark Center

Admissions | Family Handbook


Sparking Change and Giving Hope

We are St. Mark Center, a catalyst in the community sparking change.

We are actively altering the early childhood education conversation.

We are leading by example.

We show that together, we can make bigger strides and accomplish more.

We help families confidently rise to the challenges of everyday life.

We help every child reach his/her inherent potential in the classroom and at home.


A esteemed mainstay over the years along Kansas City’s 12th Street Corridor, St. Mark Center is a  vibrant facility that serves as an anchor of hope and opportunity for children and families in surrounding neighborhoods. St. Mark Center offers an arts-infused environment, cultural diversity, and creative philosophy that provides students with the nuturing environment and toolkit needed for future success.

It is this emphasis on the arts, as well as a unique and consistent quality of education, that drives our high degrees of kindergarten readiness for children of all backgrounds.

And it’s precisely what inspires confidence, trust, and resilience in families whose children learn and grow with us.


While St. Mark Center often has a wait list, families interested in enrollment are encouraged to complete the Enrollment Inquiry Form on our Admissions page.  Families will be contacted as openings become available.

Infant & Toddler (6 weeks to 3 years)

In the St. Mark Center infant and toddler classrooms, the focus is on sensory experiment and development. This is the first step in helping infants grow into curious children. We also begin working on social and emotional development in the infant room. Our individualized interactions with infants readies them for future exploration and education.

Pre-School (3 years to 5 years)

Pre-School students at St. Mark Center will grow empathy and understanding as they learn to socialize with others, solve problems, and develop self-confidence. Students continue to expand their social and emotional development. Along the way they also develop better listening, language and cognitive skills in preparation for kindergarten.