St. Mark's School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (508)786-6000
St. Mark's School
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 Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students360 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeSt. 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 Environmental Science, Advanced European History, Advanced French Language and Culture, Advanced German Language and Culture, Advanced Latin Readings, Advanced Music Theory
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Classroom and chapel dress codes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$57,500
Tuition NotesDay: $45,800
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$43,703
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnne E. Behnke
Admissions AssociateDavid Lubick


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 Clu

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.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Concord
    Grades: 9-12 | 383 students
    13.7 miles
    166 Main Street
    Concord, MA 01742
  • Milton
    Grades: K-12 | 980 students
    23.8 miles
    170 Centre Street
    Milton, MA 02186
  • North Andover
    Brooks School
    Grades: 9-12 | 381 students
    35.8 miles
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North Andover, MA 01845
  • Dedham
    Grades: 7-12 | 613 students
    18 miles
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026
  • Worcester
    Grades: 6-12 | 590 students
    13.9 miles
    81 Providence Street
    Worcester, MA 01604

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/10/2017
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.
- Posted by
5  12/7/2015
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.
- Posted by

Endorsements 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:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
March 01, 2018
Shootings, terrorist attacks, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, fire, and more are sadly commonplace happenings in the 21st-century. How prepared for the unthinkable is your school?
February 21, 2018
Raising children involves constant attention to their development and progress. Identifying learning disabilities must be part of your plan.
February 19, 2018
Think of the school search process as a series of checkpoints, each of which has a due date. We show you when to do the various items in the search process.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $11,522 for elementary schools and $30,971 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).