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Head's Reflections

"The School Under One Roof": Present, Past, and Future
A distinguishing characteristic of St. Mark's is that so much of the life of our School takes place in this Main Building. Here we are in the Chapel, so we worship together in the Main Building; 13 faculty and over 100 students live in the Main Building; we take our meals together in the Main Building; most of the School's academic work takes place in the Main Building in classrooms, offices, and the library; many administrative offices are located in the Main Building; and the intellectual heart of the School, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, is located right in the physical center of the Main Building. So, while we are not literally a school under one roof, since living and learning take place elsewhere on our campus too, the phrase "school under one roof" certainly describes St. Mark's accurately.
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St. Markers in Military Service: A Long and Proud Tradition

Every day every one of us walks the hallways of the Main Building, and at least twice a week we spend time in this space, Belmont Chapel. If you are anything like me, you have at least a passing familiarity with what is displayed on the walls of these spaces, however you do not engage regularly in a close study of what you see there. The walls really do tell a story, a story about St. Mark's and a story about leadership and service.

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Our Episcopal Identity: Informing What We Do at St. Mark's School

Inside the front entrance of Belmont Chapel, one can find a recently added holder for pew cards. These cards identify values we hold dear at St. Mark's that we trace directly to our identity as an Episcopal school:

  • We value time for spiritual reflection and the intentional teaching of wisdom, compassion, and humility
  • We value human reason used critically in the pursuit of knowledge
  • We value life in common, believing it is strengthened by honest and respectful dialogue across lines of disagreement and difference.
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The St. Mark's Approach to Drug and Alcohol Use and Prevention

I am deeply concerned about the dangers that drug and alcohol use pose for St. Mark's students. Any report of a drug, or alcohol-related adolescent tragedy, especially involving someone known to a member of the St. Mark's community, chills me to the bone. I am also keenly aware that the possibility of a drug or alcohol related tragedy in our school community is very real, as are short or long-term negative health consequences resulting from use.

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Our Spaces, Our Identities

I imagine everyone here tonight has decorated a space—a bedroom, a dorm room, an office—so that it reflects you. Those of you boarders moving into rooms in your houses here are going through that exercise now. Those of us who have offices and classrooms here at School go through that exercise often annually, continuing to add or subtract to what we and others will see. The choices we make about what to display are highly personal, and if the space we are decorating is frequently visited—like an office or a dorm room—the choices we make are often also influenced by messages we want to send to others about what is important to us—the parts of our identity, our passions, and our loves that we want others to see.

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John Warren '74