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.
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- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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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2017 School Data
|St. Mark's School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||250 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||360 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Classroom and chapel dress codes)
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||32||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$141 million||$17 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$43,703||$22,700|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 31||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||85%||-|
|Director of Admissions||Anne E. Behnke|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Elise Morgan|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||32||17|
|Courses||Advanced 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|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||14||14|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||70||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Academic Peer Tutors, Acolytes, Admission Prefects, Admission Tour Guides, After-School Tutoring, Alumni Ambassador, Amnesty International Club, Animal Rights Club, Black Student Union, Brantwood Camp, Chinese Students Association, Christian Students - God Squad, Classics Club, Debate Club, Diners Club, Electronics Club, French Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, German Club, Green Team, Honor, House (Dorm) Prefects, International Club, Investment Club, Jewish Students - Jew Crew, Korean Student Association, La Voz Latina, Lutheran Social Services Programs, Marlborough Boys & Girls Club, Math Institute, Micro-Lending Program (Community Service), Model United Nations, Modern Greek Club, Motion Picture Club, Muslim Club, Orientation Team, Orphanage Outreach, Our Father's Table (Community Service), Peer Counselors, Peer Discussion Leaders, Pizza & Politics, Robotics (FIRST Team 3566), Spanish Club, St. Mark's Society (Community Service), Student Activities Committee, Student Disciplinary Committee, Student Government - Monitors, Technology Prefects, The LEO - Academic Journal, The Lion - Yearbook, The St. Marker - Newspaper, The Vindex - Magazine, WSMR (Students' Radio Station), Young Democrat Club, Young Republican Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Actor's Guild, Chamber Players, Choir, Dance Club, Jazz Club, Marksmen and Royal Blues (Male and female a cappella groups), Say What!? (improv group), Step Club
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Fishing Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Ping Pong Club, Skiing & Snowboarding Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Yoga & Meditation Clu
|Year: 2006 - 2012||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|George Washington University||15|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- 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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