Getting Ready for the School Year
The team at St. Mark's has provided a Getting Ready Checklist to help you navigate and prepare for the school year.
- 2023-2024 Essential Dates Calendar
- Course Request and Placement (Deadline: May 19)
- Health and Insurance Forms (Deadline: July 1)
- Summer Reading - Now available!
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Requirements - Now available!
- Experiential Learning Course Registration (Deadline: August 11)
- Move-in & Registration Map - - Now available!
- Student Handbook
- Family Information Form - (Deadline: September 1)
- Packing List
- Roommate Survey
- Student Laundry
- Dress Code
- Lion Card
- Family Information Form (Due in August)
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: 39" x 75" or 96.5cm x 190.5 cm)
- laundry basket
- alarm clock
- desk light (no bulbs exceeding 60 watts or halogen lamps)
- power strip with surge protector
- plastic bucket for toiletries
- key chain
- 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.
- running shoes
- cleats (for soccer, field hockey, football)
- water bottle
- sport-specific equipment
St. Mark’s School will once again work with E&R Laundry 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.
Laundry machines are also available to students in each house. Machine charges can be made by both Lion cards and coin (quarters).
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.
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 (typically 8:30 A.M. - 3:05 P.M.), 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 will be required to change when they do not meet 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)
Incoming families received 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.
The Family Information Form will be shared in August.
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