St. Mark's School

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
25 Marlboro Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Tel: 508-786-6118
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  • 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.

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  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars   3/19/2012
    Bates College
    St. Mark's is extremely community based, and I believe it has made both students and faculty proud to be a member of this school. Because a majority of the school functions within one or two. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   3/19/2012
    Franklin and Marshall College
    I felt that the teacher-student connection at St. Mark's was something unique, and something I did not realize how unique it was until I graduated. As opposed to college, I felt it was easier and. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   3/19/2012
    Georgetown University
    two things stick out in my mind as unique at St. Mark's: the relationships and the work ethic. I was extremely close not only with many of the faculty at SM but also with. . .

  • Class of 2004
    5 Stars   4/9/2012
    The George Washington University
    Several things set St. Mark's apart from other schools, the main factor being the close proximity of students and faculty members. Nicknamed "the school under one roof," St. Mark's houses the entire academic day. . .

  • Class of 2002
    5 Stars   3/19/2012
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    The many, diverse leadership opportunities from Admissions prefects to dorm prefects to head of the Community Service team. All of these provided opportunities for everyone to get involved and step up into these leadership positions. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
St. Mark's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1865 1910
Campus Size 250 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 360 students 298 students
% Students of Color
41%
20%
% International Students
21%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Classroom and chapel dress codes)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 32 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
81%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $141 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,500 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,800 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
31%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $43,703 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 85% -
Acceptance Rate
27%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAnne E. Behnke
Associate Director of AdmissionsElise Morgan

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 32 16
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, Advanced Philosophy and Literature, Advanced Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Advanced Physics: Mechanics, Advanced Physics: Modern Topics in Physics, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Spanish Language and Cultures, Advanced Statistics, Advanced Studio Art, Advanced Topics in Computer Science, Advanced Topics in French Literature, Advanced Topics in German Literature, Advanced Topics in Latin Literature, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, Advanced Topics in Music, Advanced Topics in Spanish Literature, Advanced United States Government and Politics, Advanced United States History, Advanced World History, History Research Fellowship: An Advanced Topics Course in History, STEM Research Fellowship: An Advanced Topics Course in Science

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 70 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Peer Tutors, Acolytes, Actor's Guild, Admission Prefects, Admission Tour Guides, After-School Tutoring, Alumni Ambassador, Amnesty International Club, Animal Rights Club, Badminton Club, Black Student Union, Brantwood Camp, Chamber Players, Chinese Students Association, Choir, Christian Students - God Squad, Classics Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Diners Club, Electronics Club, Fishing Club, French Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, German Club,

College Matriculation

Year: 2006 - 2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston College 16
George Washington University 15
Colby College 14
Tufts University 14
Trinity College 13
Boston University 11
Georgetown University 10
Bucknell University 8
Middlebury College 8
MIT 7
Link to Matriculation Data

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.
  • School accreditations: NEASC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Ben Bradlee - Former editor, The Washington Post
    • Tarah Donoghue - Former Deputy Press Secretary to Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States from May 2006 to August 2007; worked for former Vice President Dick Cheney
    • Thomas Kean - Former New Jersey governor; former chairman of the 9/11 Commission; former president of Drew University
    • Julie Kennedy - Founder and leader of AMERICA SCORES; President of the Mycelium Group
    • Suzanne P. King - US Olympic cross country skier, 1994 and 1998 Olympic games
    • Robert Lowell - Former sixth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress; Pulitzer Prize recipient; National Book Award recipient; National Book Critics Circle Award recipient
    • Ashley Merriman - Premier Chef at Branzino in Seattle, WA; former contestant on Top Chef Season 6
    • Storey Musgrave - Astronaut
    • Georgia Chaffee Nassikas - Artist
    • Scott Young - Retired American professional ice hockey right winger; First round draft11th overall in 1986 by Hartford Whalers; played on the U.S. National Team; played on three Winter Olympic teams 1988, 1992, and 2002; won 2 Stanley Cups in 1991 and1996
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