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11322 West Taylor Rd., Gulfport, MS  39503       
Phone Number: 228-206-5881
(*Must be 3 years of age by July 22, 2022)

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Sparking Imagination
& Challenging Children
Ages 3 to 5

Guiding Discovery of
God's World
& Our Place In it

Promoting Safety,
Fitness And 
A Healthy Lifestyle


St. Mark's Preschool is full of activities and opportunities that engage the whole child in creative, developmentally appropriate learning. Our primary goal is to prepare your children for success by cultivating their self-confidence and self-esteem, and a life-long love of learning. We carefully plan every day, focusing on preparing your child to be Kindergarten ready by meeting benchmarks set by the MS State Department of Health.

As a Christian based school, we celebrate God's creation every day through outdoor play, music, art and Bible stories.

We care for each other and respect our teachers and families.

We learn about our neighbors here in our community and across the world by experiencing various cultures and traditions.

We honor and welcome diversity and inclusiveness.

We learn to communicate with friends who are deaf, learning basic American Sign Language.

Safety is important to us! We practice and learn how to play safe inside and outside.

We learn about healthy habits of proper rest, physical play and healthy nutrition choices.

We experience various methods of mindful meditation,

relaxation and exercise.

Partnering with our community friends, we learn about those people who take care of keeping us safe in our homes, schools

and churches.


Full Day Program - 8am to 3pm - Lunch Provided
NEW! for 2023-2024: Morning Program - 8am to 11:30pm


Giving Children a Happy Place
To Grown and Learn

Children's work is play. We encourage our children to experiment and explore in an environment free from failure. When engaged in creative thinking activities, it is important that there is no right or wrong answer, and that all answers are acceptable. In this type of environment, children develop the ability to see problems and challenges from new perspectives, think differently about solutions and alternative approaches, and attempt solutions without judgement or criticism.

Outdoor classroom
Outdoor classroom

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Bible stories
Bible stories

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Community heroes
Community heroes

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Outdoor classroom
Outdoor classroom

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Take a Tour!

Call or email us to schedule a tour of this imaginative place...

designed for growing and


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Meet the Teachers

We are very proud of our professional staff! 

Each one brings her unique gifts to our program, along with a passion for early education.


The Rev. Deacon Vicki Miller
"My vision for every child is to help them discover their own talents and how they can use them to make their world a better place! "


Anna White
Assistant Director
"I love to watch children play, learn and grow. My favorite thing is to introduce them to new possibilities, and helping them to discover the
world around them. "

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Leila Pelhan
"I believe in developing the whole child. I attend to both the process and the product of a child's learning journey, valuing children's learning steps as well
as their accomplishments. "


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Why Brightwheel?

Brightwheel is an all-in-one app where you will get real-time updates on your phone and tablet so you never miss a moment. It features digital check-in, secure and private direct messaging, convenient tuition pay and more! 

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Want to know more?

Here's a link to Brightwheel videos that will demonstrate why we believe this is such a valuable tool to build and maintain communications with our partners in your child's development and growth!

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Want to help build our dream?
Click the apple for our Amazon Wish List! 

...or donate here. Choose Preschool from the dropdown menu

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