Offices & Resources

Contact Information

St. Mark’s School Admission Office
Phone: (508) 786-6118
Fax: (508) 786-6120

Domestic Applicants

What tests are required for application?

An SSAT exam taken within the past year is required for all applicants regardless of citizenship and native language. Domestic applicants may submit the ISEE exam in liu of the SSAT. Score reports must be sent directly from SSAT or ISEE, we cannot accept copies sent by schools or consultants. Students who are applying for 11th grade may submit the PSAT, SAT, or ACT instead of the SSAT.

What are St. Mark's test codes?

Our SSAT code is 6730.
Our ISEE code is 570103.

Which applications does St. Mark's accept?

St. Mark’s accepts our own online application, the SSAT application online (SAO), Gateway to Prep Schools common application and the TABS common application.

I am applying using the SSAT website or one of the common applications, do I still need to submit three teacher recommendations?

Yes, no matter which application method you are using, all applicants are required to submit a total of three current teacher recommendations – English, math, and foreign language. If you are not taking a foreign language, you must submit a science or history recommendation.

Does St. Mark’s offer admission interviews in my area?

Our Admission Officers do travel around the US and overseas to interview in the fall and winter. Please refer to the admission calendar to see our travel plans for fairs, receptions, and interviews. While we believe that a campus visit is always helpful, if you are unable to visit the campus, you may contact us to schedule a Skype interview. Please note, due to high demand, Skype interviews cannot be scheduled prior to the submission of your completed application including SSAT and TOEFL scores. Please contact our office prior to January 15 to request your interview so that we can schedule it prior to January 31.

I would like to submit a copy of my art portfolio / musical performance / theater performance / athletic video or other media. What is the best way to do so?

If you have a well developed talent in the creative or performing arts, you may submit samples of your work for review by St. Mark's art, theater and music faculty. You may also submit athletic videos for our coaches to view. St. Mark's accepts athletic videos and art submissions viaSlideroom. Please review the detailed submission instructions on the Slideroom website. For network security purposes, submissions and links will not be accepted via email, USB drives, or CD/DVD.

Do you admit students to grades 11 or 12? Does St. Mark's offer a post-graduate (PG) year?

Admission to the 11th grade varies depending on the current size of the rising 10th grade. St. Mark’s does not admit any applicants for 12th grade nor do we offer a PG year.

Do I live too far away to enroll as a day student?

We find that families who live further than 45 minutes away have difficulty getting to the campus by 8:00am for the start of school.

Does St. Mark’s have mid-year (February/Spring) admission?

We do not accept students at mid-year. Our admissions application deadline is January 31st to begin study the following September.

May I apply to repeat a grade level?

There are occasions where applicants may repeat a grade level, however, this must be approved by the Director of Admission after review of the application by the admission committee. The student’s age is also taken into consideration when requesting to repeat a grade level.

While it is very common for applicants to complete a grade elsewhere and then repeat that grade at St. Mark's, students who have already attended a particular grade at St. Mark's may not repeat that same grade while they are here.

Applicants may not repeat multiple grade levels (i.e. current 11th grade students may not apply as 10th grade).

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Please refer to our financial aid FAQ and timetable for more information regarding financial aid at St. Mark’s.

Can you refund my application fee? Can you refund my financial aid application fee?

All application fees are non-refundable.