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Admission

Quick Facts

361 : STUDENT BODY
12 : AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
5:1 : STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
75% : BOARDERS
25% : DAY
37% : STUDENTS OF COLOR
           (domestic & international) 
18 : STATES REPRESENTED
13 : COUNTRIES REPRESENTED
22 : ATHLETIC TEAMS

I am delighted that you are interested in St. Mark’s School and I hope that you benefit from the information and resources provided on our website. St. Mark’s, founded in 1865, is a college-preparatory boarding and day school, grades nine through twelve. Nestled upon 250 acres in the picturesque suburb of Southborough, Massachusetts, the school is only 25 miles from the abundant cultural and social opportunities in Boston.

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The School’s outstanding faculty — 75 in number — guides 359 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive
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community. St. Mark’s engages and motivates its talented and diverse student body by emphasizing academic excellence, developing values
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and character, and serving to the larger community. Class size averages 10 students with a student–faculty ratio of five to one. St. Mark’s offers more than 20 advanced courses, as well as independent study opportunities which range from working on the school's prize-winning electric vehicle to reading Luke’s Gospel in Ancient Greek. Graduates leave St. Mark’s exceptionally prepared to succeed at the highly selective colleges and universities to which they gain acceptance.

Typically, our IIIrd Form (ninth grade) program welcomes 65 students to campus each year. Subsequently, IVth Form (tenth grade) enrollment increases by approximately one-third to 90 students and Vth Form (eleventh grade) may bring 5-10 additional students. Campus visits for prospective families are unique in that students tour with St. Markers while parents tour with a faculty member. Visiting campus is the key to understanding just how connected we are as a community. In general, well over 80 percent of those who interview with us decide to apply to St. Mark’s.

St. Markers excel in many areas, and opportunities abound for them. Click through our website and visit campus! Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions. You can reach me via e-mail at annebehnke@stmarksschool.org or click Meet the Office to e-mail any one of our extremely qualified admission associates.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to St. Mark’s School!

Sincerely,

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Anne E. Behnke

Director of Admission
annebehnke@stmarksschool.org
508-786-6118