The school year has ended, but that does not mean an empty and silent campus at St. Mark's. A number of programs—academic, athletic, and more—are scheduled to take place here throughout the summer months.
St. Mark's will be sponsoring the 4th Annual Global Citizenship Institute (GCI), in collaboration with Austria's Salzburg Global Seminar. Each year the GCI at St. Mark's welcomes faculty and students from public, private, and international secondary schools, educating and supporting them about ways to become engaged global citizens actively working to address issues and solve problems of global and local significance. This year the GCI will run from July 9 through July 15.
The School will also once again host the St. Mark's Football Camp, under the direction of SM head coach Chris Young. Open to students entering grades 7-9, the football camp is a day program running from July 17-July 21.
Other programs on campus this summer are run by outside organizations. From late June through early August, the nationwide ID Tech program will be utilizing St. Mark's as a key site for a co-ed summer overnight STEM Camp for students ages 7-17. Each week-long session will offer a variety of courses in coding, video game design, robotics, modeling 3D characters, building websites, printing 3D models, and more! Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups, so that both beginners and advanced students can learn at the perfect pace. Campers make new friends, learn foundational STEM skills, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.
From July 27 through August 2, the St. Mark's campus will be host to the National Project SEED New Leaders Week: a seven-day, peer-led, residential workshop at which 50 to 60 educators, parents, community leaders, and other professionals are immersed in multicultural SEED materials and methods in preparation for leading SEED seminars in their own schools, workplaces, and communities.
There are also several more sports programs on campus this summer (some boarding and some day). Nike Field Hockey, ASA Hoops/Nike Basketball, Top Gun Lacrosse, Nike/Bill Pilat Goale Lacrosse Camp, FC Bolts Residential Soccer Camp and Pre-Season Soccer Day Clinic, Keeperstop Soccer Goalie Clinic, and Nike Field Hockey will all be at St. Mark's.
In addition, Southborough Parks & Recreation will be utilizing the SM swimming pool two mornings each week.