Offices & Resources

Campus Preparation

While computers are available for student use in the computer labs and library on campus, St. Mark’s is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) School. All students are required to have a laptop computer [read more].

The School provides beds, including mattresses (U.S. standard twin size), desks, chairs, dressers, and wastebaskets. Students are welcome to bring one piece of upholstered furniture.

When shipping belongings to St. Mark’s, please clearly mark the student’s name. The School cannot accept any deliveries prior to August 21.

Packing List

Over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen, may be kept in student rooms. Cough syrup is not allowed in the rooms but is available at Health Services. All prescription medications must remain at Health Services for distribution by the nurses.

House (Dorm) Room

  • bedspread/comforter blanket
  • bed linens (beds are U.S. standard twin size)
  • pillow
  • hangers
  • laundry basket
  • alarm clock
  • desk light (no bulbs exceeding 60 watts or halogen lamps)
  • power strip with surge protector
  • plastic bucket for toiletries
  • dry-erase or bulletin board for door
  • key chain

Academic

  • notebooks
  • highlighter
  • pens/pencils
  • pencil sharpener
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • stapler and staples
  • scotch tape
  • computer
  • TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus* calculator**

*We do not recommend the TI-Nspire calculator for our classes.

**Please note: Students who are enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry are not required to bring a TI calculator.

Sports

  • sweatshirt/pants
  • running shoes
  • cleats (for soccer, field hockey, football)
  • water bottle
  • sport-specific equipment

Roommate Survey

New Boarding Students, please complete our Roommate Survey to assist us with housing assignments.

Student Laundry

St. Mark’s School and E&R – The Campus Laundry will once again partner to provide laundry services to all interested students to better meet our community’s needs.

E&R offers a variety of plan options to maximize your student’s available free time and promote a clean and healthy dorm room. As leaders in sustainability, they also help to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. Although the campus washers and dryers are relatively efficient, they cannot compare with the equipment at E&R’s central laundering facility in terms of gas, electricity, and water usage.

For more information about each plan, please refer to the laundry services brochure.

Dress Code

Academic Day: Dress during the academic day (starting at 8:00 am) must be neat, clean, and modest (Business Casual). Dress pants, khaki/chino pants, corduroy pants or Bermuda length dress shorts with crew neck sweater, collared shirt or turtleneck. Shoes (including sneakers and sandals) must be worn on feet and closed-toe shoes must be worn for science labs.

Blouse, shell sweater or turtleneck with dress slacks, corduroy pants, khaki/chinos pants, dress, Bermuda length dress shorts or a skirt. For dresses, shorts, and skirts, the length needs to be four inches below one’s fingertips. Sleeveless tops are acceptable, but not tops with narrow (i.e. spaghetti) or no straps. Tops must be long enough to meet the tops on one’s skirt or slacks without skin showing at the midriff and may not have any writing other than a logo. Shoes (including sneakers and sandals) must be worn on feet and closed-toe shoes must be worn for science labs.

During the academic day, students may not wear sweatshirts other than official St. Mark’s sweatshirts. Students may not wear hats, t-shirts, low-cut tops, visible underwear, athletic clothing (including spandex and yoga pants), sweatpants, ripped, patched, or frayed clothing, pajamas, robes, slippers or blue jeans. Students may not wear head coverings except for religious reasons.

The class day dress code applies whenever classes are in session, regardless of whether a particular student has a scheduled class. Students are expected to be in proper dress during lunch and free periods until classes are over for everyone for the day. In general, dress during the academic day should be neat, clean, modest, and in good repair. Students can expect to be told to change when they are wearing articles of clothing or a style of dress that fits the letter but not the spirit of the dress code.

As in any community, there are appropriate ways to dress for different occasions. We expect students to understand and demonstrate this in the ways that they dress for class, chapel, and leisure activities.

Chapel Dress: A sport coat, blazer, or suit with collared dress shirt and tie or turtleneck, dress slacks, dress shoes, and socks. Shirts must be tucked in. Blazer or cardigan sweater with dress, or blazer or sweater with dress blouse, and appropriate skirt or dress slacks. Dress shoes. Low cut necklines that reveal cleavage or short skirts are inappropriate for chapel.

Dress Code After Classes: Dress must be clean, appropriate, and decent. In the dining room, shoes must be worn and hats may not be worn. Neither bare feet nor cleated shoes are allowed on the first floor of the Main Building, and underwear should never be visible. Slippers, pajamas, and robes may only be worn inside the houses.

The Student Handbook contains the full dress code. (Handbook to be updated in July 2018)

Athletic Preseason

Fall preseason for Varsity athletes by email invitation only.
Registration will take place at the FRONT ENTRANCE to the school.

*New students will sign up for a fall sport during orientation registration.

Please contact John Levandowski (johnlevandowski@stmarksschool.org) with questions.

Lion Card

Incoming families will receive an email in August with registration details. Lion Cards will be given to new students at Orientation.

The Lion card is the official identification card for all students. The Lion Card comes with a prepaid spending account feature called Lion Cash that are the student incidental accounts. Students can use their card to buy textbooks and other items from the bookstore as well as eat at the Lions' Den. There are no fees to use the Lion Card and you can add as much value to your card as you would like.

Health Services and Forms

Students will not be allowed to participate in athletics or move into their dorms until the school has received their completed medical forms.

It is important that families keep the school informed about medical and/or psychological issues. If you have questions about specific medical issues, please contact Adria Pavletic, Director of Health Services, via email adriapavletic@stmarksschool.org or Jennifer Taylor, Director of Counseling via e-mail jennifertaylor@stmarksschool.org, or call Health Services at 508.786.6371.

Questions regarding psychological issues should be directed to Jennifer Taylor, via email or via phone 508.786.6266.

Important Forms

(forms to be updated early summer)

Directory Photo

Parents of newly enrolled students only:
Please upload an up to date photo of your child by June 22 so we may share it in our directory.

Community & Equity

Each year as we welcome new students to school, we work to provide support for all students entering the St. Mark’s community.

In addition to the support provided by advisors, house (dorm) parents, The Center and teachers, St. Mark’s seeks to cultivate a community that is safe and generative for each community member. In fact, we believe that understanding the various cultures and communities represented in our student body is an essential part of the education each student receives here at St. Mark’s.

International Student Handbook

At St. Mark’s School we have a proud history of educating students from around the world. As an international student you bring a valuable and important perspective to the school and your presence increases our sense of global citizenship. We hope that this will serve as a resource for you and your parents as you navigate your way to St. Mark’s and while you are enrolled as a student here.