Saint Mark's School

Saint Mark`s School is an independent, coeducational Episcopal school that has been serving students in preschool through grade six since 1960.
Situated on a beautiful five-acre campus in the foothills of Altadena, our outdoor spaces provide ample room to learn and play.
We believe that the social and emotional development of our students is equally important to their intellectual growth.
Our holistic and relational approach to early childhood and elementary education allows a supportive and safe space for students to engage in their learning.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint Mark's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1960
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
320 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Saint Mark's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms by Lands' End

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Maggie Young

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
After School Program, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Gr. 3 - 6 Instrumental Strings Program

School Notes

  • Saint Mark`s School is an independent, coeducational Episcopal school that has been serving students in preschool through grade six since 1960. Situated on a beautiful five-acre campus in the foothills of Altadena, our outdoor spaces provide ample room to learn and play. We believe that the social and emotional development of our students is equally important to their intellectual growth. Our holistic and relational approach to early childhood and elementary education allows a supportive and safe space for students to engage in their learning. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, we are intentional in maximizing students' learning potential and interests. Our well-rounded program equips students with the necessary tools to think critically and creatively, fostering an intellectual curiosity that creates lifelong learners. Our diverse community-from our faculty and staff to our highly engaged parents-models the confidence, resilience, and compassion that we strive to instill in our students who go on to become thoughtful leaders and active citizens in their community and their world.
  • At Saint Mark`s, we are known for our strong sense of community, our partnership with our families, the strength and balance of our academic program, and our ability to be nimble. Especially in today's dynamic landscape, our adaptability, unique staffing model, and spacious campus allow us to deliver an engaging program whether we are online or in person. Saint Mark's is a place that honors childhood while providing the skills our students need to be successful in life.
  • Interested in experiencing the Saint Mark`s difference? Contact our Director of Enrollment Management, Maggie Young at maggiey@saint-marks.org or visit us at saint-marks.org to learn more.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Saint Mark's School offer a summer program?
Yes, Saint Mark's School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Saint Mark's School's ranking?
Saint Mark's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Saint Mark's School?
The application deadline for Saint Mark's School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
TL;DR: You'd be missing out if you didn't check out this hidden gem! I could go on and on about everything, but to save your time and mine I'll point out some highlights. - Low student-to-teacher ratio. Preschool is 15 kids/2 teachers per class. Elementary max of 20ish kids/2 teachers per class. Allows for differentiation in the curriculum so your kid is a lot of attention and being challenged at their level.- Focus on teacher retention: very good, nurturing teachers with lots of experience who are invested in the school long term.- Excellent 7th grade admissions stats.- Amazing school community: I do not know how I would raise these kids without this village and all its resources. People (administration, teachers, parents, etc) are truly authentic and caring. - Episcopalian school but actually very light on the religion. More focus on being a good person and social, emotional, and moral education. Very important in this modern world. Many diverse families here, not just Christian.
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5  
I have had the privilege to send multiple children to Saint Mark's School. While I still have a young one enrolled and thriving, my other children got into their first-choice schools and are both doing very well. While being academically prepared is obviously a concern for many parents, I was more worried about making sure they had a balanced upbringing. One of the school's main missions is to "Honor the Student's Childhood." That really resonated with me because, in this day in age, I feel like we are in a big rush to make our kids "grow up" so quickly. The community at Saint Mark's School is very tight-knit and you can really feel the love for each other. Of course, no school is perfect, but I think any of the adversities faced are perfectly normal and end up building character for the child and the parents alike. I feel so lucky to have my family be part of Saint Mark's School and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to any young family who values a good balance.
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5  
We have been a part of the Saint Mark`s Family for 3 years now, and our two children are thriving for so many reasons. The low teacher-student ratio really helps the faculty get to know each individual student and assist individual needs. Being a preschool-6th grade only, your child learns to become a leader at an early age. Our graduating 6th graders are well-spoken, confident, and compassionate leaders. Community is central to everything. The families come from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and are warm and welcoming. We have made many close friendships here. The families are also very supportive of the faculty and staff. They truly want the staff to continue to grow in their education and other learning avenues. We feel very blessed that our children are able to receive a first-rate education in such a warm and positive environment.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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