Why St. Mark's?

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Quick Facts

347 : Student Body
10 : Average Class Size
5:1 : Student to Faculty Ratio
20 : AP Courses
77% : Boarders
23% : Day
19% : Students of Color
21 : States Represented
17 : Countries Represented
22 : Athletic Teams

Meet the Office

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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.

The School’s outstanding faculty — 75 in number — guides 347 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community. St. Mark’s engages and motivates its talented and diverse student body by emphasizing academic excellence, developing values 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 Placement 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.

The School’s outstanding faculty — 75 in number — leads 347 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community.

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 through 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!

Anne E. Behnke
Director of Admission

Admission Announcements

  • Annual Admissions Revisit Days a Success; St. Mark’s Fully Enrolled for 2014-15 School Year

    Over two days during the first week of April, St. Mark’s hosted its annual Admission Revisit Days for students accepted to St. Mark’s for next year. On both Wednesday, April 2, and Saturday, April 5, a total of 133 prospective students and their families revisited St. Mark’s.

  • Robust Enrollment Highlights Start of 2013-14 School Year

    As teachers ready for upcoming classes and athletes return for early sports, the 2013-14 school year at St. Mark’s is preparing to get underway. Robust enrollment highlights the beginning of the School’s 148th year of operation. A total of 106 new students will be welcomed to campus, and orientation begins on Wednesday, September 4. Enrollment for 2013-14 is at 354 students, representing 20 states and 15 countries.

  • Record Setting Autumn Admissions Open House Highlights Weekend

    This past Saturday, more than 100 families—over 300 guests—attended the annual autumn Admissions Open House at St. Mark’s. It was the largest such event ever at the School. Visitors came from eight states and seven different countries, and despite impending rough weather, the Open House was a great success.


    With 100 new students on campus and a total of 350 enrolled for 2012-13, the new school year at St. Mark’s is fully underway. A week of registration and orientation, culminating in Friday night’s Convocation ceremony in the Class of ’45 Hall set the stage for the first day of classes on Saturday and a strong start for the School’s 147th year of operation.

  • Busy, Productive Time as SM Faculty in Prepares for New School Year

    There’s always much to be done in the few days leading up to the opening of another school year, as faculty organize their classrooms and get ready for the arrival of 350 students this coming week. Certainly a significant portion of time is taken up with faculty meetings, professional development, and collegial gatherings which enhance this preparation, and in 2012 these have all been exciting and productive experiences.

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