Saint Mark's School

39 Trellis Drive,
San Rafael, CA, 94903-0949
Tel: (415)472-8007
Grades: K - 8 | 380 students
Saint Mark's School discovers and nurtures what is finest in each child in a vibrant, inclusive, non-sectarian learning community.
Innovative and full of heart, Saint Mark's strives to develop well-rounded critical thinkers in a challenging program that fosters academic excellence and responsible world citizenship.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 380 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 36%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Dress code but no uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,793
Tuition Notes 25% of our students receive financial assistance. A socioeconomically diverse community is core to our mission.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $13,000
Admissions Director Wendy Broderick
Admissions Associate Fernanda Pernambuco

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports BasketballCross CountryFlag FootballGolfTrack and FieldVolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess, Chorus, Drama Band, Chess, Chorus, Drama, 

School Notes:

    • At Saint Mark's we:
    • offer a strong, dynamic academic curriculum, enriched by programs in the arts, physical education, service learning, and outdoor education, with an emphasis on social-emotional development.
    • honor and are guided by the Seven Pillars of Character: Caring, Courage, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Fairness.
    • embrace diversity in preparing students for a global future.
    • combine thoughtful innovation with enduring best practices.
    • provide a hands-on program that encourages curiosity, develops independence, and addresses different learning styles.
    • strive to teach, learn, and live in a sustainable way.
    • integrate technology for learning at age-appropriate levels.
    • foster a partnership between our school and parents, which is vital to the success of each child.
    • understand that each member of our community blossoms in an atmosphere of safety, encouragement, support, and collaboration.
    • believe that school should be challenging, fun, engaging, and joyful.

    Profile last updated: 08/08/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Star Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori In Motion (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is San Domenico School (1.7 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  |Preschools Preschools  |Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Rafael Montessori In Motion
    Montessori School
    3 Wellbrock Hts
    San Rafael , CA , 94903
    (415)472-5622
    Montessori School
    0.3  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Rafael
    Montessori De Terra Linda
    Montessori School
    610 Del Ganado Road
    San Rafael , CA , 94903
    (415)479-7373
    Montessori School
    0.4  mi  |  150  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • San Rafael
    Girotondo Italian Preschool & Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1055 Las Ovejas Ave
    San Rafael , CA , 94903
    (415)681-4079
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.9  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  K
  • San Rafael
    Star Academy    
    Special Education School
    4470 Redwood Hwy Ste 101
    San Rafael , CA , 94903
    (415)456-8727
    Special Education School
    1.1  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • San Rafael
    St. Isabella School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 6188
    San Rafael , CA , 94903
    (415)479-3727
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  K-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 09, 2013 - We have a son and a daughter who have attended Saint Mark s School for the past 7 years and we couldn''t be happier. Our kids are learning how to think critically, advocate for themselves and work collaboratively with their peers. The curriculum is academically rich, challenging, innovative, purposeful, compassionate and thoughtfully designed to challenge each child at their best. We love the fact that the teachers and the administrators know our children well and value their individuality, while striving to educate the whole child with a growth mindset. The unique global education and media literacy programs have broadened our children''s awareness of the world they live in and ignited their desire to become responsible citizens. We''ve been wowed by the professionalism of Joe Harvey, the head of school and the administrative staff, thoughtful teachers, and personal resources available for Saint Mark s kids and their families. Saint Mark''s School is a very warm and inclusive school for students and parents alike! - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Choosing a School: 10 Things Which Matter To Parents
Choosing a School: 10 Things Which Matter To Parents
Never lose sight of why you are planning to send your child to private school. This list of ten considerations will help you focus on the things which matter.
3 Tips for an Effective Private School Job Search
Use these tips to tweak your job search strategies as you seek employment in a private school.
5 Financial Aid DOs and DONTs
Part of the private school selection process is financial aid. We point out five issues about which you should be aware.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Parent or guardian name:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently grade:
Seeking entry grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!