News


Thursday, October 5, 2017
Pastor Martha blessed our new Sensory Garden with the Threes and Fours classes during our first Chapel of the year.

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Monday November 14, 2016
St Marks Preschool's new programs were featured in the New Canaan Advertiser!  Click here to read more.


Friday November 11, 2016
Cheyenne de la Rivera, who has been part of the Navy Sea Cadets program, visited on Veterans Day to speak about her experiences. She brought in some pictures and items for the children to look at, including medals she had received.

Earlier in the week, children from the Threes and Fours classes created cards and posters featuring red poppies, a symbol of remembrance for war veterans.


Monday October 31, 2016
The Threes class had a beautiful day for their annual trip to the New Canaan Nature Center to make apple cider.  What a fun Halloween treat!


Wednesday October 19, 2016
The Fours classes made their first trip to the New Canaan Inn today.  The residents, the children, and the staff all enjoyed singing, making crafts, and storytelling!

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Saturday October 15, 2016
Daddy & Me Day!  The children did a wonderful job hosting the significant men in their lives, from dads to grandfathers to uncles and more. Everyone had a fun time making crafts, reading stories, playing games, and going out on the playground!

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Thursday October 13, 2016
The New Canaan fire department paid a visit today!   The children loved hearing about fire safety and exploring the fire truck and equipment.

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Tuesday October 4, 2016
It's the Great Pumpkin!  The Fours classes harvested one of the pumpkins that they planted last year.  It's now adding a touch of Fall to our hallways!


Saturday July 16, 2016
Our Director, Prisca Spitz was interviewed by the HAN Network at the New Canaan Sidewalk Sale!  Click here to listen to her speak about the SMP programs and campus as well as the importance of early childhood education.

Friday June 3, 2016
It is with great excitement that we announce the appointment of Prisca Spitz as the next Director of St. Mark’s Preschool, effective June 15, 2016.

Mrs Spitz has superior credentials, and we believe she will be a great leader of our school. She has worked in administrative and teaching capacities with preschool, elementary, and middle school students for twenty-three years. Mrs Spitz's educational philosophy aligns fully with the warm, nurturing, play-based environment at SMP, where we raise up the whole child–mind, body, and soul. She believes that children thrive in an environment with trusting and caring relationships between school and home. Gentle boundaries, thoughtful routines, and caring adults all create a nurturing program for young learners.

Mrs Spitz graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from the University of Connecticut. In addition, she has an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College at Simons Rock and holds both a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and a Master of Science degree in Business Leadership from Manhattanville College.