The St. Mark's Difference
Encouragement to Engage
When I first came to St. Mark's halfway through 6th grade, I knew no one, and I didn’t know what to expect. Before St. Mark's, I hadn’t been very involved in my school community, and I wasn’t particularly close to my teachers and peers. Almost immediately, I found a second family at St. Mark’s. I found a caring community that encouraged me to grow, not only as a student, but also as a person. Slowly, I found that I was putting myself out there more. Looking back on my experience now, I realize that having such a loving and caring school community created a desire for involvement. Being in this community made me want to give back, to help other kids experience the joy of St. Mark's. St. Mark’s is such a special place to wake up and go to every day.
St. Mark's Alum, Class of 2019
Emphasis on Creativity
Our family has been at St. Mark’s Episcopal School for 4 years and we continue to be thrilled with our experience as members of the St. Mark's community. We are confident that our daughter is receiving a high-quality education with emphasis on independent work and creativity. The school has celebrated a Heritage Festival for several years. Recently they have added an Art Car Parade and a Make and Share Fair. The school incorporates technology into practical projects even for the youngest ages. When our daughter is at school she feels comfortable and at ease. Children spend so much time at school that it should feel like a second home. We whole-heartedly recommend St. Mark's Episcopal School to our friends and we encourage everyone to take a closer look.
The Suzawa Family
A Family Feel
St. Mark's is the perfect school for our children. The school has a warm and welcoming faculty and staff that knows every student by their names. The kids and parents are awesome. Everyone made us feel at home even before we started.
The Skaggs Family
A Great Size School
Our family was used to smaller towns, and we were a bit intimidated moving into Houston. St. Mark's is a high class, inner city school with the family, caring feel of a small town. Only two classes per grade, compared to what the even local great public schools can offer (I believe 250 kindergarteners as an example), makes it a great choice for parents who want to make sure a school knows each child and their individual strengths and needs. We didn't know many people moving here, but now we have an amazing school family in St. Mark's.
The Wolfe Family
An Incredible Culture
Outstanding school where quality teaching, fellowship and compassion are innate in its culture. Students thrive in every facet of their educational experience and are eagerly recruited by the local high schools.
Retired Faculty Member, St. Mark's Episcopal School
Perfect Size. Perfect Fit.
Such a wonderful school with an incredible community! Having been to a bigger school, the small school/class size is truly the greatest quality of the school. Couple this with strong academics, great teachers and a nurturing environment and you have an amazing organization. We are incredibly blessed to have this school in our lives.
The Merrill Family
The creativity, inventiveness, and talents featured today left me in awe of the amazing children that make up the St. Mark's community. Excited to be part of it.
The Aliota Family
A Nurturing Environment
Our family has been part of the St. Mark’s community for over 10 years. We’ve seen the school grow and change to the high standards it upholds.
One of the best things about St. Mark’s is that students get a great balance of academics, sports and other activities. Being able to participate and represent the school in athletic competitions help produce well-rounded individuals. But most important of all, these athletic competitions teach kids the value of teamwork and humility in the face of a defeat.
St. Mark’s has a very nurturing environment. Our daughter was quite shy and extremely quiet when she entered Pre-K. Her caring and dedicated teachers provided just the right environment to make her come out of her shell, boost her confidence and help develop her to what she has become today – a very confident young lady. Spending 10 years at St. Mark’s prepared Monica very well for high school – socially, emotionally and academically.
Our son is following suit in middle school. He is active in scouting and has benefited from having a scout chapter at St. Mark’s. He participates in sports and eagerly tries out for the talent show every year. What more can we ask for?
The Dayao Family
A Solid Foundation for Higher Education
I was a student at St. Mark’s from the fall of 1985, when I started as a Kindergartener, until I graduated from the 8th grade in 1994. After graduating from St. Mark’s, I went onto Bellaire High School, the University of Southern California for undergrad, and finally the Yale Law School. I really feel my education at St. Mark’s—particularly Middle School—prepared me for my future education, at every level! One of St. Mark’s greatest strength is its emphasis on research and writing. Very few schools provide the level of training and feedback that the students at St. Mark’s receive.
Not every school provides the kind of education that keeps serving its students well into their adult lives. St. Mark’s is truly a special place!
St. Mark’s Alum, Class of 1995
Graduate of the University of Southern California and Yale Law School
A Welcoming Place
St. Mark's has such a welcoming environment The children and their families as well as the wonderful staff create a community. A community that works together to achieve a happy, nurturing, academically stimulating environment where a student can grow and gain confidence while discovering their talents and strengths. I am so proud to be part of this community!
Faculty Member, St. Mark's Episcopal School
I love being a part of the St. Mark's family. Walking around our campus, I can see our mission every day. Our children are not only known, but celebrated, as we encourage them to grow into the best version of themselves. Our faculty's devotion to education and the art of teaching is inspiring, and our emphasis on fearless learning is evident throughout our engaged community. Love this place!
Jean Marie Howard
Faculty Member, St. Mark's Episcopal School