Preschool Now Enrolling!
Register Now or Schedule a Tour for Fall 2020 School YearSt. Mark Lutheran Preschool exists to offer early childhood education to extend our mission to train the next generation of God's people.Learn More
- 2, 3, and 5 day program options
- 1/2 or Full days
- Extended Care before and after school
- Christian values and loving teachers
- Small class sizes are close-knit and personal
- Family-centered, safe, and caring
Christian Education for Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Preparing Lambs for Today, the Future, and Eternity
State certified teachers with intensive training in providing instruction through the lens of God's Word.
Children are taught God's Word through daily devotions and chapels.
Small Class Sizes
Our average teacher to student ratio is 12:1
Frequent hands-on learning either on campus or on field trips.
Offering volleyball, basketball and track available to all students.
Exposure to the Arts
Students participate in school plays and musical instruction.
We are so grateful our children were able to attend St. Mark's Lutheran School. The small classroom setting allowed them to get a lot of one-on-one attention, and the multi-grade setting allowed them to assist younger classmates and grow into caring people. But most importantly, the school gave both of our children a strong spiritual background to rely on when they went to a large public high school. It helped them handle challenges and conflicts as teenagers. And it will continue to define them as they grow into adults.
As a first-time parent of a school-ager, I really felt comfortable with the small school and the multi-grade classroom format. Also being on a first-name basis with all the staff, not just my son's teacher, I knew everyone was on our team to help my child be successful. I truly see the school living out their motto of preparing my child for today, tomorrow and their eternal salvation.
The reason Julie and I chose St. Mark for our kids is because all throughout my parochial school upbringing I was taught to be a "man for others" and to be honest I have never seen this more apparent or practiced than by watching the Principal interact with our kids and the rest of the children at St. Mark. This not only applies to the Principal but to the St. Mark family as a whole. That being said, Julie and I believe that our kids will get the Christian education they will need to build a solid foundation in becoming true "men for others". The Principal and the St. Mark family has truly been a blessing for our family.
Preparing lambs for today, the future, and eternityIn the fall of 1978, St. Mark Lutheran School opened it's door to the commitment of "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6). Since then, we have been blessed to be serving our passion and have outgrown our current school capacity. Through the new school building, projected to be completed in November of 2017, we will be able to better serve the children in our community.READ MORE
MEET OUR TEAM
Head Teacher, 5-8th Grade Teacher
Mr. Kyle Swogger is in his second year at St. Mark. He teaches our upper grades and serves as our head teacher. He was born in Norfolk, NE but moved at an early age and raised in Winona, MN. He graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2006. Prior to St. Mark, he has taught in Palos Heights, IL and Brillion, WI. Kyle is married to Elizabeth, who stays at home with their three young children. Elsa, Jonah, who attend St. Mark, and the youngest, Gwenyth.
2nd-4th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Jocelyn Vogel is in her 4th year as a teacher at St. Mark Lutheran School. She will serve her Lord by teaching grades 2-4. Jocelyn also uses her gifts and talents to accompany church services at St Mark Lutheran Church and enjoys helping with the adult, Sunday School, and junior choirs. Jocelyn is married to Pastor Joel Vogel, the residing minister at St. Mark Lutheran Church. They are blessed with 4 children: Silas, Isabella, Levi, and Noelle.
K-1st Grade Teacher
Stephanie Peitsmeyer has taught at St. Mark since 2016. She is on her 9th year teaching. She previously taught K-3rd grade for 2 years in Minnesota at a WELS elementary school, 3 years in Colorado as a kindergarten teacher at a public charter school, and is in her 3rd year at St, Mark as the K-1st grade teacher! She is very enthusiastic about finding different methods to help young students become successful in reading and loves being the art teacher for grades K-5! Stephanie is blessed with her son Jack, who is in 2nd grade this year.