Saint Mark's High School

Saint Mark`s, a college preparatory, coeducational Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility, and integrity.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 605 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,475
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling

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Saint Mark's High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:

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Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning/language-based disabilities / Attention Deficit Disorder / Dyslexia / Asperger syndrome /mild vision problems
Year Founded
1969

Student Body

Total Students
605 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Saint Mark's High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History
Average SAT score
1090
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Boys: Regulation khaki pants and regulation polo shirt (Fall/Spring), regulation khaki pants, dress shirt, tie and blazer (winter) Girls: regulation khaki pants or skirt and regulation polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition payable in 11 monthly installments. Tuition assistance available.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Admissions Director
Rob DeMasi
Admissions Associate
Deborah Tokarski

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Academic Challenge, Blue/Gold Friendship, Chorus, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Educators Rising, Environmental Club, Fall Drama Production, Film Club, Improv Club, Indoor Dance Team, Jazz Band, Key Club, Law Club, Marching Band, Markings Literary Magazine, Math League, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Multicultural Club, Muscle Movement Foundation, National Honor Society, Psychology Club, SADD-YELL, Science Olympiad, Spartan Morning News, Spring Musical, String Ensemble, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Tech Crew (Drama), Variety Show, Yearbook, Z Club

School Notes

  • 4 Academic Levels to meet the needs of each student:
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Advanced Placement
    • Honors
    • College Placement
  • More than 45 service groups, clubs, activities, arts programs and athletic teams
  • 95% of graduates pursue higher education, 5% enter the workforce or the military
Saint Mark's High School offers each student a unique blend of academics, arts, athletics, co-curricular activities, college scholarship opportunities, affordability and excitement, creating a high school experience that is unparalleled in the area. Our private campus is spectacular with over 50 acres of land, situated just off Kirkwood Highway, minutes from Newark and easily accessible from Routes 1 and I-95.

Our co-educational program features four academic levels, creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness for students of all learning abilities. From our comprehensive Advanced Placement program and exciting dual enrollment partnership with the University of Delaware, to our honors and college placement courses, complemented by the EMMAUS program, Saint Mark's takes pride in offering learning opportunities for all students. With the assistance of our guidance and college placement counselors, more than 95 percent of Saint Mark's graduates attend college, many of which are awarded scholarships and grants to the school of their choice.

Continual improvements to our facilities and technology keep Saint Mark's on the cutting edge.  We have been recognized both regionally and nationally for our leadership, not only in teaching technology, but also for integrating it into our curriculum, empowering students to be better learners who are able to work in increasingly technology-dependent environments.

In serving as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Saint Mark's is dedicated to ensuring a pathway to Catholic education. We remain one of the most affordable private or Catholic high schools in the area, and we are committed to helping parents afford an outstanding education for their children. Through a variety of scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities, Saint Mark's remains committed to providing a premier Catholic education to all who seek one.

Since our first graduating class in 1973, Saint Mark`s graduates have been encouraged to "go forth from this school to create a better world more pleasing to God and more helpful to others." Through rigorous academic offerings, competitive athletic programs, engaging arts programs and immersive service opportunities, our students learn to be confident leaders and active participants, fully prepared to meet success in the college classroom as well as throughout their careers.

We invite you to visit our beautiful campus and see for yourself why Saint Mark's was voted BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN DELAWARE by Readers' Choice.  For more information, please call 302.757.8721 or visit our website at www.stmarkshs.net.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
Saint Mark's is much more than just a great school, it's a place to call home. Students, faculty and staff form strong bonds, like a great big family. The academics are exceptional. They offer three different academic levels, allowing them to cater to the individual needs to every student. In addition, for those who are academically advanced, they offer AP and Dual Enrollment Classes (in partnership with the University of Delaware). For those students who may need some extra help, the EMMAUS program offers support to students with learning challenges. Saint Mark's can truly accommodate any student at any level of learning. In addition, Saint Mark's offers over 45 extra curricular activities, including sports teams, music and theater programs and a ton of clubs. On top of all that, the campus is absolutely beautiful. As a parent, I am extremely happy with the experience my children have had at Saint Mark's. I highly recommend this school!
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What an amazing college-preparatory high school. We have a senior that just graduated from this great school and earned a full academic scholarship to a nationally ranked university. We also have a freshman just starting her high school journey at Saint Mark's. We couldn't ask for a better experience for our children and our family as a whole. The students are amazingly well prepared for the next steps in their education upon graduation. We have found the environment to be safe, welcoming and effective. The beautiful campus is unequaled in the state of Delaware and the number of clubs and organizations available for the students to join or even start from scratch is larger than any of the other schools that we looked at before our family decided to attend St. Mark's. The school also excels in its ability to serve students from all academic needs from its Emmaus program designed for students that can benefit from extra assistance with the learning process all the way through its Saint John Neumann Scholars Program and many levels in between. The co-ed experience and the Catholic values were a big plus for us which have proven to be extremely beneficial in the total overall experience. I can't say enough about how well this school has benefited our family and can highly recommend it to anyone looking for an overall solid well rounded high school experience.
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St. Marks has provided my daughter with an exemplary education. Foundational skills such as service, leadership, and integrity are equally important in the day to day environment. When we were looking for the right high school fit our family focus was making sure college preparation was at the forefront. Not only did we find and learn that this was apart of the package but the student, faculty, and staff all embody the passion and drive every day to be great humans and successful in everything that`s ahead. I am thankful that my daughter has an exceptional place to live out her spartan years and know that she will be set up for success in moving into college. She enjoys school every day and comes home excited to talk about her experiences. Looking for high schools is certainly a personal choice but I highly recommend St. Marks High School. Sign up for a shadow day, you won't regret it!
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What an amazing college-preparatory high school. We have a senior that just graduated from this great school and earned a full academic scholarship to a nationally ranked university. We also have a freshman just starting her high school journey at Saint Mark's. We couldn't ask for a better experience for our children and our family as a whole. The students are amazingly well prepared for the next steps in their education upon graduation. We have found the environment to be safe, welcoming and effective. The beautiful campus is unequaled in the state of Delaware and the number of clubs and organizations available for the students to join or even start from scratch is larger than any of the other schools that we looked at before our family decided to attend St. Mark's. The school also excels in its ability to serve students from all academic needs from its Emmaus program designed for students that can benefit from extra assistance with the learning process all the way through its Saint John Neumann Scholars Program and many levels in between. The co-ed experience and the Catholic values were a big plus for us which have proven to be extremely beneficial in the total overall experience. I can't say enough about how well this school has benefited our family and can highly recommend it to anyone looking for an overall solid well rounded high school experience.
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5  
I can speak as alumni, parent, teacher, and moderator of activities. Saint Mark's High School offers a well-rounded experience to prepare students for a truly successful future.
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5  
I attended in the mid 80's. The school provided room to grow and mature in an enlightening and engaging environment. They help transform children into young adults who are thoughtful and compassionate. I didn't realize what a gift my parents gave me till later in life. I am privileged, now I can give back.
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I am very excited to start high school at st.marks. When i shadowed it was a nice and welcoming enviorment. I am african-american but everyone is so nice i think i will fit right in.
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I graduated in 1979 and would recommend this school to anyone who wants an education and prep for college.. Wonderful school.. Wonderful memories.. Thanks St. Marks.. Still miss it..
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 605 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,475
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Wilmington, DE is $14,768 for elementary schools and $18,664 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wilmington, DE is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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