St. Marks School

Our mission is to work in partnership with families, inspire a lifelong dedication to learning, embrace Catholic faith and values, and prepare students to be successful in a global community.
We work in partnership with families to nurture the whole child with a particular emphasis on development of virtue and concrete, practical life skills to make our students great at life.
We offer and advanced core curriculum and extracurricular opportunities to encourage lifelong learning.
We believe that every child has a unique calling and unique God-given abilities, and we invest in ensuring that each child becomes his or her best unique self.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students187 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Marks School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Logo shirt, navy pants or tartan skirt.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,500
Tuition NotesTuition aid available. Please inquire.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPrincipal
Admissions AssociateOffice Manager
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Boy Scouts Of America, Girl Scouts Of America, Math Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate Class

School Notes

  • An excellent preK-8 school, with preschool and extended day care, in a welcoming Catholic environment.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Marks School is Minnehaha Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nativity Of Our Lord School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Jean Lyle's Childrens Center (0.2 miles away)
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We absolutely love the pre-school program at St. Mark's. The teachers, staff and vice-principal who run the pre-school truly care about each child and go out of their way to make each child feel special and loved. They keep the kids busy doing art, music, sensory bins, learning their numbers/letters/writing their name and lots of gym/outdoor play.
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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $5,638 for elementary schools and $17,608 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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