St. Mark Christian Academy


St. Mark Christian Academy


2714 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 399-7176
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School Day: 8:15 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
Extended Care: 6:30-8:15 a.m.; 3:05-6:00 p.m.


Welcome to St. Mark Christian Academy! We offer an excellent Christian education in a warm and caring environment.

The faculty and staff of St. Mark Christian Academy passionately desire to partner with parents in fulfilling our vision by seizing the vital teaching moments of the early years. The beliefs established in K3 through 3rd grade are often the foundational building blocks upon which a lifetime of knowing and loving God are built. Because of this, our pre-kindergarten and elementary teachers intentionally seek to pour the love of Christ on their students through their interactions and through daily instruction. Bible truths are provided each day, and our weekly chapel, led by Elder Ruffin, is a dynamic worship time for teachers, students, and often parents.   

Within this Christian environment, St. Mark Christian Academy provides a comprehensive academic program. We help our students develop a passion for excellence in an environment that provides challenge and differentiation. Our curricular requirements include reading, writing, grammar, spelling, math, social studies, science, character development and Bible. We accomplish these requirements by using Purposeful Design, McGraw Hill, and ABEKA curricula. In addition to these content areas, our students attend classes for music, art, library, technology and Spanish.  S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is an important focus at our school.  All courses are taught intentionally from a Biblical worldview. Ongoing staff development is provided for our teachers to ensure they are equipped to meet the changing needs of today's students.

The Spirit of God clearly moves here as children are cherished, challenged, and discipled in a positive way. Each child is known and celebrated and encouraged to be all that our Lord created him/her to be. We offer a full extended school day from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for an additional charge. Normal school hours are 8:15 a.m. until 3:05 p.m. In addition, we offer a nutritious breakfast and lunch for all students, and a snack for students in the after school program or if you prefer, you may send a lunch with your child to school!

We invite you to visit us and experience what makes St. Mark Christian Academy an outstanding school. Please visit the academy office at 2714 Frederick Blvd. in Portsmouth, VA or telephone us at (757) 399-7176 to enroll. We would love to show you our school and answer any questions you may have.  St. Mark Christian Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.