St. Mark's School recently earned endorsement from the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), a nonprofit organization that researches and provides a guide to global education for more than 300 schools, ranging from kindergarten to high school, in 16 countries. St. Mark's first joined the organization as a member school in 2013.
Earlier this fall, GEBG reviewer Nishad Das, who is also the director of global education at Groton School, visited the St. Mark's campus for three days to meet with members of our community and assess the School's programs. His report included helpful feedback and highlighted St. Mark's many strengths, including our approach to global citizenship. According to GEBG Executive Director Clare Sisisky, St. Mark's met all of GEBG's Global Education Standards and is now officially a GEBG-endorsed Institution.
"The Global Citizenship vision is comprehensive and well aligned with the global programs, academic and curricular, on offer at St. Mark's," the GEBG report concluded, noting that the School provides "wonderful opportunities for students to participate in diverse student exchanges to international destinations" and "the international trips, such as the ones to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Chile, all have clear goals and defined expectations as they strive to provide students with a better understanding of culture."
Dr. Laura Appell-Warren, director of global citizenship at St. Mark's, is also the new chair of the board of directors for the Global Education Benchmark Group, a role she is thrilled to take on as she believes "very deeply in the excellent work that the GEGB does for the member schools."
Congratulations to the St. Mark's Global Citizenship team!