St. Mark Preschool

Welcome to St. Mark Preschool

We are happy that you are sharing your child with us and we hope that his or her preschool experience will be an enjoyable and meaningful one.  Working together, we can help your child develop his or her full potential.


St. Mark has a long history of preschool education for young children dating back to the late 1940s.  It started as a Kindergarten, then a nursery school, and now a preschool.  We renewed our commitment with a new beginning in September 2003 with the opening of a preschool for three- and four-year-olds.

Our purpose is to introduce your child to a friendly, safe, and non-competitive learning environment where each child can become self-confident and enjoy learning. We also stress the nurturing of beginning relationships away from the family structure. While providing a learning experience, we plan to give your child opportunities to associate socially with other children and to learn to relate to adults other than his or her parents.

We offer classes for both 3-4 Year Olds and 4-5 Year Olds.



Notice of Nondisciminatory Policy as to Students:  St. Mark Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and atheletic and other school-administered programs. 



Our Location

St. Mark Lutheran Church

129 Charles Street

Hanover, Pa 17331



Contacting Our Preschool

Preschool Email:

Registration News

If you are interested in our preschool or learning any other information, check us out here online or email Idonia Klunk at


Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will began January 1, 2024, for current students, families of current/previous students, and members of St. Mark Church on a first-registered, first-filled basis.  Public registration will begin on February 1st. Registration forms can be found at the bottom of this page.





Each preschool program has separate and specific units of study appropriate to that age group. During the year, the units of study include the following:

1. Daily organized lessons on the units planned
2. Crafts and artwork
3. Free play
4. Organized play
5. Story time
6. Musical activities and finger plays
7. Educational games
8. Activities for small and large motor skills
9. Parties and special programs for the various holidays 



Click on the links to learn more.




A limited amount of money to aid tuition costs is available on a first come, first served basis according to need. An application may be picked up in the church office after May 1st, and must be returned to the church office Attn: Idonia Klunk by July 15th. The amount awarded will be based on need and the amount of money available. You can download an application by clicking on the link below. Scholarship applications for the 2024/2025 school year will be available after May 1, 2024.

Registration and Parent Handbook

Registration  Information for the
2024-2025 School Year


Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year begins January 1st for families who have previously attended our school and February 1st begins registration for new families. Registration is based on a first come - first serve basis.


You can download a copy of the registration form or our current Parent Handbook by clicking on the appropriate button  below. 


SPOTS LEFT FOR 2024-2025 AS OF 2/5/2024:






Preschoolers in Action

Policy Information

Snow Days

Delays/Closings due to snow or other reasons may occur during the year. When this happens the teacher will text the families when there is a need to delay or close. 


Days missed due to weather cancellation will be made up, if possible, on “Snow Make-up Days” designated on the calendar of events handed out at orientation.




While we hope that everyone stays healthy, we all know that a child or family member may become sick during the school year. If this happens, please refer to the information on illnesses in the Parent handbook. There is a link above that will take you directly to the current handbook. Note this is the handbook for the current school year. Some policies may change for the upcoming year.