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St. Mark’s Episcopal School is a private co-educational school in Houston for students 18 months old through 8th grade. We are a community engaged and purposefully small, creating an environment where every child is known and celebrated. Throughout our community, we encourage our students, faculty, and staff to embrace constant curiosity and a passion for discovery.

With enrollment just under 500 students, we seek to live into our mission every day. We embrace our Episcopal identity, emphasizing the tradition of inclusion and open inquiry, while recognizing the religious pluralism of this country and welcoming students of all creeds. With careful purpose, we have established ideals and values that guide our students to bright and rewarding futures. St. Mark’s Episcopal School is a parish day school whose buildings and grounds are owned by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Founded in 1960, St. Mark's is a beloved part of the West University, Southside, and Bellaire neighborhoods of Houston.

The St. Mark's Mission

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment.

Why St. Mark's

Every day we put our mission, Episcopal identity, honor codes, and professional excellence into action. Our unique community inspires and encourages its students from primary school through their transition to high school. We invite you to explore the ideals and values that provide the foundation of our culture and philosophy.

Middle School Boy plays with 2 year olds


One of Houston’s most recognized private Christian schools, St. Mark's Episcopal School is located in the West University area, four miles from the Texas Medical Center, and just minutes south of the Galleria. It is easily accessible, serving many families who work in the hospitals and offices of the Med Center as well as those who work at local universities and downtown.

High-level map of Houston showing St. Mark's location


The school occupies five main buildings and includes two Idea Labs, a state-of-the-art computer labs, a robust library, three modern science labs, a full gymnasium, a half-court gymnasium, a large stage, spacious music, art, and bright classroom spaces. At the heart of the school, an attractive courtyard allows children to enjoy lunch or outside lessons in a safe, inspiring setting.

Our beautiful Courtyard space is home to all of our students
Garhett Wagers, Head of School

Welcome to St. Mark’s Episcopal School. When you enter our campus, there is a palpable feeling of engagement that goes with being a small, connected community. Our talented team of teachers knows each student and takes pride in their ability to meet children where they are in the learning process...

Garhett Wagers, Head of School


Fast Facts


Number of Graduates
in the Class of 2023


Sports offered in 1st
through 8th grade


Average teaching tenure
of faculty and staff


Heritages represented

Accreditations, Memberships, Affiliations

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
National Association of Episcopal Schools
National Association of Independent Schools