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  • $1.5 Million Challenge Grant Accelerates STEM Center Construction

    Posted December 11, 2014
  • Annual Service of Lessons & Carols Highlights Christmas Season at St. Mark’s

    Posted December 9, 2014

    On Sunday, December 7 and again on Tuesday, December 9, St. Mark’s celebrated the season with its annual Service of Lessons & Carols in Belmont Chapel. The congregation joined the School Choir and Orchestra, along with readers from around the St. Mark’s community.

  • 12 from St. Mark’s Take Part in Student Diversity Leadership and People of Color Conferences at Indianapolis

    Posted December 9, 2014

    Over three days this past week, Mykel Macedon ’15, Abby Moses ’16, Janelle Carmichael ’17, Hans Zhou ’16, Alexa Colon ’17, and Ryan Haarstick ’15 joined Modern Language teacher Both Long, Math Department chair Karen Bryant, Art teacher Barbara Putnam, Sarah McCann of the English Department, Director of Community & Equity Affairs Ava Archibald, Communications Director Charles Greene, and Assistant Director of Admission Arjun Rohan at the 2014 Student Diversity Leadership Conference and NAIS People of Color Conference in Indianapolis.

  • Kyle Volpe, SM '11, (2nd from left) celebrates the NCAA championship with some of his Tufts teammates

    Lions’ Soccer Legacy: Kyle Volpe ‘11 Wins NCAA Div. III Championship Men’s Soccer Title with Tufts

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Congratulations to SM Alumnus Kyle Volpe ’11. A senior on the Tufts University Men’s Varsity Soccer team, Volpe was part of the Jumbo squad which won the 2014 NCAA Division III championship this past weekend, defeating Wheaton College of Illinois 4-2 in the title game.

  • SM Mentorship Association Celebrates the Season at Annual Ornament Decoration in Choate House

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Annually at Christmastime, St. Mark's students gather in the St. Mark's Room at Choate House to create their own holiday decorations. Head of School John C. Warren ’74, who hosted the always popular activity along with Dr. Laura Appell-Warren, noted that “this year’s event was particularly special, as Sixth Former Nia Quinones brought over a group of young people involved with the St. Mark’s Mentorship Association (SMMA), a community service project that she initiated, whereby she works with students from Worcester’s Seven Hills Charter School on Sunday afternoons.”

  • Sixth Formers Leave Their Mark on STEM Center Construction

    Posted December 5, 2014

    On Friday and Saturday, members of the St. Mark’s Class of 2015 stopped by the site of the new Science-Technology-Engineering-and-Mathematics (STEM) building under construction, signing their names to the very last beam scheduled for the framework of the impressive structure.

  • "Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food" - Gray Colloquium Welcomes Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur

    Posted December 4, 2014

    On Thursday afternoon, Gene Baur activist, best-selling author, and president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, delivered the December Gray Colloquium address to the St. Mark’s community from the stage of the Class of 1945 Hall in the School’s Putnam Family Arts Center. Farm Sanctuary is the first animal rescue organization dedicated to farm animals, and Mr. Baur has been at the forefront of animal rights since he began the Sanctuary in 1986.

  • Annual Tree Lighting on the Quad Kicks Off SM Holiday Season

    Posted December 4, 2014

    On Wednesday night, December 3rd, the annual tree lighting took place on the Sixth Form Quad. At 9:30 PM, after evening Study Hall, students and faculty gathered on the Quad for the School’s traditional holiday kickoff celebration.

  • The dining room of the original St. Mark's School building, set for Thanksgiving dinner in 1882

    150 Thanksgivings – Celebrating the Holiday at St. Mark’s

    Posted November 24, 2014

    St. Mark’s School was founded in 1865, just two years after President Abraham Lincoln first proclaimed that the nation “observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” As the first Episcopal boarding school in Massachusetts, St. Mark’s took the celebration of Thanksgiving very seriously, and the holiday has been recognized and honored here since the School’s very beginning.

  • Director of Music James Wallace at the console of the Belmont Chapel organ

    Breathing new life into the “King of Instruments” – The Belmont Chapel Organ at St. Mark’s

    by James Wallace, Director of Music
    Posted November 21, 2014

    St. Mark’s Belmont Chapel stands as a brick and mortar testament to some important elements of the school’s identity: its historic connection to the Episcopal Church, its commitment to support students in the development of a spiritual life, the remembrance of past St. Markers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and as a work of art in its own right. The Chapel, a Tudor brick structure with a timbered, hammer-beam roof, is unusual among Episcopal school chapels that tend to favor English Gothic style. While it lacks the soaring heights and grandeur of Groton or St. George’s, it more than makes up for it in a palpable sense of intimacy that those chapels can’t begin to match.

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