Welcome

Welcome to the St. Mark’s website! Whether you are discovering our school for the first time or know it well, I am confident you will find much here that impresses you. We update information about what is happening on campus frequently, and we regularly add new photographs, too. So whatever your relationship with our school, I hope you return to this site often and that you leave each time with the impression that we here in Southborough already possess: St. Mark’s is a very exciting place to go to school.

The driving force behind St. Mark’s continued success is its outstanding faculty, a diverse group of skilled and committed men and women who appropriately challenge and support students. On the one hand, our teachers hold students to high standards both inside and outside the classroom. At the same time, these talented educators use the best creative and sensitive strategies to help students reach those high standards. We are blessed as well with an outstanding group of students, committed to learning, eager to engage others, possessing a broad range of talents, and drawn from around the country and around the world. Supporting both faculty and students is a talented caring staff.

I feel particularly privileged to be leading St. Mark’s because of my own history with the school. A graduate of the Class of 1974, my life was enriched profoundly by relationships with talented, caring faculty and fellow students.

St. Mark’s is situated on 250 acres in historic Southborough, MA — a setting that provides the rural comfort, beauty, and safety of a small New England town as well as quick and convenient access to the many social and cultural opportunities in nearby Boston, Providence, and Worcester.

Much of life at St. Mark’s takes place under one roof, in our Main Building. That distinctive feature — combined with our small seminar-style classes, a student body of 350, and the variety of connections students and faculty make in the classroom, on the athletic field, on the stage, and in the dormitory — creates an extraordinary sense of community, which visitors to our campus comment upon again and again. We talk together about values at St. Mark’s and we explore spiritual questions. We take ourselves seriously, but we also have a lot of fun.

Hopefully, this website will adequately shine a spotlight on both aspects of life at St. Mark’s — the serious and the fun. Here, you will find much information about the riches of our curriculum, boarding life, our athletic and artistic offerings, and our extracurricular programs. This website also describes how we maintain vibrant connections with the larger world.

I feel particularly privileged to be leading St. Mark’s because of my own history with the school. A graduate of the Class of 1974, my life was enriched profoundly by relationships with talented caring faculty and fellow students. I am very proud of the ample evidence I see every day that current St. Mark’s students are having an equally rich experience. If you are just getting to know St. Mark’s, we hope this website will pique your interest, prompting a desire to visit. If you are already a member of the St. Mark’s family, we hope this website provides the information you need to stay current, helping you to feel very welcome in Southborough.

John Warren ’74
Head of School
johnwarren@stmarksschool.org
508-786-6104