• Morning Chapel Service Celebrates Annual "Blessing of the Animals"

    Posted October 8, 2015

    In an annual tradition at St. Mark's, on Tuesday, October 6, student and faculty pets were welcomed at the morning Chapel service for the "Blessing of the Animals." After gathering outside in the cloister during the start of the service, a procession of dogs, cats, and other creatures came down the aisle of the Belmont Chapel to receive a blessing from the Rev. Barbara Talcott, School Chaplain, before exiting out the back door as the regular morning service continued. In the church calendar, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi—the patron saint of animals—was celebrated last weekend.

  • A Series of Special Events Highlight Successful St. Mark’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Posted October 8, 2015

    On October 2nd and 3rd, St. Mark’s celebrated its Sesquicentennial. Founded in 1865, the School turned 150 years old in 2015, and a series of special events highlighted an extremely successful weekend.

  • International Disaster Specialist Dennis Orbus Opens SM Global Citizenship Speaker Series

    Posted October 2, 2015

    This past Tuesday, the St. Mark’s Global Citizenship Occasional Speaker Series hosted domestic and international disaster management consultant Dennis J. Orbus for its first presentation of the year. The event was co-sponsored by the School’s Global Citizenship program and the St. Mark’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

  • Wide Range of Student Interests and Activities Highlighted at Annual Club Fair

    Posted September 28, 2015

    On Friday afternoon, September 25, the annual St. Mark’s Club Fair was held at the Putnam Family Arts Center, in both the Class of 1951 Lobby and Taft Hall. Representatives of a wide range of student activities staffed tables and were available to answer questions about their respective programs and to sign up potential participants.

  • New Commemorative Chapel Cushions Celebrate St. Mark’s Sesquicentennial

    Posted September 25, 2015

    For two years, since the fall of 2013, a small group of dedicated women have been working on a very special project to commemorate our Sesquicentennial and the place that Belmont Chapel plays in the life of the St. Mark’s community. On Thursday, September 24, six new commemorative cushions were installed in Belmont Chapel. They will be formally dedicated during the School’s 150th anniversary chapel service on Saturday, October 3rd.

  • New Faculty 2015-16 -- Casey Pickett '09, Eben Healy, Moira Cahill, Colleen Worrell,  Kit Stone, Shelly Killeen,  Amanda Hultin, Rubo Fu, Ishiaka Mansaray (absent: Kate Wells)

    New Faculty Welcomed at Annual Celebration of Education and Service of Installation in Belmont Chapel

    Posted September 23, 2015

    On Monday evening, September 21st, St. Mark’s held its annual “Celebration of Education and Service of Installation” in Belmont Chapel. New faculty were welcomed, the 2015-16 St. Mark’s choir made its debut, and in her address, entitled “I-Thou,” School Chaplain Barbara Talcott encouraged both students and faculty to cultivate meaningful and mutually supportive relationships during their time at St. Mark’s.

  • St. Markers in Sri Lanka

    Three Continents, Nine Countries: A Global Summer for Some St. Mark’s Students and Faculty

    Posted September 18, 2015

    In keeping with the School’s commitment to GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP as articulated in the St. Mark’s 2020 Strategic Plan, a number of students and faculty were involved with international programs and projects this past summer.

  • The Echo of Their Voices—New SM History Published: Will Be Available at Sesquicentennial in October

    Posted September 14, 2015

    This week, the publisher delivered the first copies of The Echo of Their Voices: 150 Years of St. Mark’s School to the Southborough campus. Written by Richard E. “Nick” Noble ’76, the book covers the entire history of the School, from its beginnings at the close of the Civil War in 1865, through triumph and tragedy, war and peace, up to the present day.

  • Early Sports, Registration, Orientation, Convocation Highlight Opening Week of School

    Posted September 12, 2015

    A week of pre-season practice, registration and orientation culminated in the annual Convocation ceremony, held this past Friday evening at the Putnam Family Arts Center in the Class of 1945 Hall. These events highlighted the opening of the 2015-16 academic year at St. Mark’s, as the School celebrates its Sesquicentennial.

  • SM Assistant Head Michael Wirtz to Become Headmaster of New York’s Hackley School in July

    Posted September 9, 2015

    Michael Wirtz, Assistant Head of School at St. Mark’s since 2010, has been appointed the 12th Headmaster of the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY, effective July 1, 2016. Hackley is a K-12 school of 850 students with an outstanding reputation in the independent school world. Hackley is primarily day school, with a five day boarding program in grades 9-12.

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