St. Mark's School

  • St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service.
  • Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery.
  • We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage each person to explore his or her place in the larger world beyond our campus.

School News

  • St. Mark's Earns Special Olympics National Honor - 11/05/2020 - Special Olympics Massachusetts announced this month that St. Mark's has earned National Banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. St. ...moreMark's has been active in facilitating and hosting Special Olympics events on campus for the better part of two decades, and is currently recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. hide
  • Brantwood Camp and St. Mark's: A Century of Collaboration - 11/05/2020 - Today, St. Mark's proudly asserts in its mission statement that it "educates young people for lives of leadership and service." It was in 1920 that St. Mark's introduced its very ...morefirst formal program of community service and outside leadership opportunity, when it began a collaborative relationship with Brantwood Camp in Peterborough, New Hampshire. hide
  • NHL, Yale Come Calling for SM Hockey Players - 11/05/2020 - Hockey tradition at SM continues... In the most recent National Hockey League draft, Ian Moore, co-captain of the 2019-2020 Lions, was selected in the third round by the Anaheim ...moreDucks, while Sean Farrell, who played for St. Mark's in 2016-2017, was picked in the fourth round by the Montreal Canadiens. In addition, Tucker Hartmann '20 another captain of Coach Corazzini's record-setting 2020 team, has joined the long line of college and university-level hockey players from St. Mark's by committing to play at Yale. hide
  • Alumna making a difference in Kenya - 11/05/2020 - The Leo Project is making a difference in the lives of Kenya natives through the work of former St. Marker Jess Danforth '02. The Leo Project is a nonprofit ...moreprogram providing educational and medical resources in Kenya. This idea and follow-through stems from the values Jess learned at St. Mark's and serves to honor her best friend and fellow St. Marker Caitlin O'Hara '01 who died at the age of 33 of complications from cystic fibrosis. hide
  • Standing Up, Speaking Out: St. Mark's and St. Markers Respond - 10/05/2020 - St. Markers around the country (including current students and alumni of all ages) have been responding to current events: speaking out and standing up to make a difference in these ...morechallenging times. hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1865

Student Body

Total Students371 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. Mark's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced AB Calculus, Advanced Art History, Advanced BC Calculus, Advanced Biology, Advanced Ceramics, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced European History, Advanced French Language and Culture, Advanced German Language and Culture, Advanced Latin Readings, Advanced Music Theory
Average Percentile SSAT76%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Classroom and chapel dress codes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$65,460
Tuition NotesDay: $52,140
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$56,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnne E. Behnke
Admissions AssociateDavid Lubick
Endowment Size$144 million


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.74 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Peer Tutors, Acolytes, Admission Prefects, Admission Tour Guides, After-School Tutoring (Community Service), Alumni/ae Ambassadors Program, Amnesty International, Animal Rights - PETA, Badminton Club, Black Student Union, Brantwood Camp (Community Service), Chinese Students Association, Christian Students - God Squad, Classics Club, Dance Team, Debate Club, Dining Hall Prefects, Electrical Vehicle Club, Fishing Club, French Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, German Club, Green Team - Environmental, Honor Council, House (Dorm) Prefects, International Club, Investment Club, Jewish Students - Jew Crew, Korean Student Association, La Voz Latina, Language Clubs, Lutheran Social Services Programs (Community Service), Marlborough Boys & Girls Club (Community Service), Math Institute, Micro-Lending Program (Community Service), Model UN, Modern Greek Club, Motion Picture Club, Muslim Club, Orientation Team, Orphanage Outreach (Community Service), Our Father's Table (Community Service), Outdoor Adventure Club, Peer Counselors, Peer Discussion Leaders, Ping Pong Club, Pizza & Politics, Religious & Cultural Clubs, Robotics (FIRST Team 3566), Say What! (improv group), SHADES, Ski & Snowboard Club, Spanish Club, St. Mark's Society (Community Service), Step Club, Student Activities Committee, Student Disciplinary Committee, Student Government, Technology Prefects, The LEO - Academic Journal, The Lion - Yearbook, The St. Marker - Newspaper, The Vindex - Magazine, Ultimate Frisbee Club, WSMR (Students' Radio Station), Yoga & Meditation Club, Young Democrat Club, Young Republican Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Actors Guild, Chamber Players, Choir, Jazz Band, Marksmen and Royal Blues (male and female a cappella groups), Photography Club

School Notes

  • Founded in 1865, St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service, challenging students to take charge of their education, inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity, and kindling their passion for discovery.
  • We have crafted an intentionally small community with the specific goal of encouraging close relationships between faculty and students that gives our students courage to stretch, to dream big, and think beyond themselves.Innovation and tradition are part of our educational DNA.
  • The "school under one roof" design of our main building, an outstanding academic program that combines traditional classroom techniques with experiential learning,  a culture that stresses social justice and global perspective, and an athletic program designed to challenge both college-bound athletes and those seeking fitness alone, all come together to create a robust environment unique to St. Mark`s. Graduates leave St. Mark`s ready to live lives of consequence in the 21st century.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
When I attended, St. Mark's employed the best English teachers anywhere. We learned the art of writing. Ben Bradlee, who edited the Washington Post for decades, attended St. Mark's. All their lives, students remember the athletic program. When one attends school with someone, one remembers those classmates as long as one lives.
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St. Mark's does many things well: The school fosters and encourages an environment where diversity is embraced, students have voice and recognition, and relationships are strong. The generally positive atmosphere represents the student body, which is full of many different types of people. The many opportunities to pursue academic interests both inside and outside the school makes SM a great prep school. Lastly, the athletic teams value perseverance and hard work over winning, and the coaches are very skilled.
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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $13,160 for elementary schools and $31,902 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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