St. Mark School

St. Mark School is a private elementary (PreK-Grade 8) Roman Catholic School in Stratford, CT. In 2009, St. Mark School was recognized by the US Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence.
Our academic program encompasses full time Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight. The expectations and challenges of our curriculum prepare our students for the moral, intellectual, social, technological and physical demands of today's society. Rooted in Gospel values and committed to the highest standardsof academic excellence, our teachers dedicate themselves to providing our students with comprehensive, challenging, education.
Teachers provide students with the knowledge and tools that are necessary to reach their potiential as young adults.
Christian values and moral prinicples are not only taught and modeled by our teachers. St. Mark School is blessed with an active and supportive parent community.
Parent involvement in the school exemplifies a strong commitment to Catholic education and contributes to the success and excellence of our school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,300
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Mark School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1964
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students
237 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
St. Mark School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
20 students
Advanced Courses
Algebra 1 and Spanish I
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Blue slacks/Plaid jumper or skirt/white shirt or blouse/boys wear ties

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition Assistance Available through Bishop\'s Scholarship Fund (K-8)
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,800
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Theresa Sciallo

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Mad Science, National Honor Society, Scouts, Student Service Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama Club / Play

School Notes

  • St. Mark School is committed to providing students with a challenging academic curriculum while fostering a respectful and caring learning environment.
  • We have state-of-the-art computer and science labs, along with dedicated, caring teachers and staff.
  • St. Mark students consistently receive excellent scores on annual achievement tests. This strong foundation serves our children well in high school, college and beyond.
  • Our educational goals, objectives, and programs are directed to the growth of the whole child, preparing them for the moral, physical, intellectual, social, and technological demands of today`s society.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Mark School cost?
St. Mark School's tuition is approximately $7,300 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Mark School?
The acceptance rate of St. Mark School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 69%.
What sports does St. Mark School offer?
St. Mark School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Intramural Sports Only and Winter Track.
What is St. Mark School's ranking?
St. Mark School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Mark School?
The application deadline for St. Mark School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
We highly recommend St. Mark School! Our son started in Pre-K 3 and will continue his education at St. Mark through eighth grade. He is flourishing academically, socially, and spiritually because of the dedication, expertise, and love of the teachers, principal, and other faculty members. St. Mark provides a strong sense of community and fellowship by engaging families in all that they do. When we send our son to school we are positive that he is in a safe, caring environment. We know that he is receiving an outstanding education while growing in his faith and forming important relationships. St. Mark School is an absolutely wonderful place where our son is happy, healthy, and excited to be each and everyday day. We are proud to be a St. Mark School family!
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5  
My child is thriving here. Their academics are top-notch and he is continuously being challenged to give his full potential. We transferred from public school and wish we had done it sooner.
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5  
St. Mark School is God's gem in Stratford! Teachers inspire their students in Christianity and creativity. They meet individual needs through small group instruction, intervention and enrichment. The facility is modest but fosters a close community and boasts science and Innovation Labs and technology. Parents are greatly involved and encouraged to be partners in their children's education. Students who attend St. Mark School are formed in self-discipline, responsibility and their Catholic faith while be valued and very well prepared for secondary school. Wouldn't recommend anyplace else!
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5  
If I had to do it all again, I would definitely enroll my children at St. Mark. Why? Because they were HAPPY there-and this helped pave the way for their success! Note: the coursework is challenging, and that coupled with the excellent teachers, helped both of my kids get into honors-level courses at St. Joes.
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5  
Moving to St. Mark School from the Public School system was such a blessing. The education community and overall atmosphere within the walls of St. Mark make our entire family feel at "home". I highly recommend this school to anyone that is looking for an exceptional learning environment filled with faith, friendship and a closely knit community of parents, students and faculty.
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5  
Excellent school with challenging academics. My child thrived here and achieved a scholarship to the high school of her choice. There is no doubt that sending her to St. Mark School was an investment in her future. She has grown into a kind, confident and smart young teen that is also grateful for her education and all the opportunities that it has provided her with.
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5  
Our child has benefited greatly from her education at the St. Mark School. The environment is warm and nuturing. The academic curriculum is challenging and creative. The principal and teachers do a wonderful job to challenge the students while helping instill the confidence they need to succeed (math, writing, science, public speaking, special projects, are all excellent). It's amazing how much children learn and accomplish at this school. Also, we love knowing that our child is growing up with strong Catholic values, while also learning about and respecting the many religions that people practice around the world. There are many fun seasonal social events, and opportunities to participate for good in the community. Families participate and volunteer in this tightly knit community. It's a special school. Highly recommended!
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5  
I graduated three years ago and miss my St. Mark family. St. Mark School prepared me well for high school. I am in all honors and Advanced Placement classes and getting A's and B's!
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5  
My kids love it here! It's there home away from home. Safe and nurturing atmosphere, where students are challenged to reach their fullest potential.
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5  
This school is run very well, concerns addressed, safety is a top priority and the teachers are professional, courteous, and kind. A great family atmosphere!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 237 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,300
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $22,134 for elementary schools and $31,915 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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