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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.


St. Mark's Episcopal School was created in 1960 as an educational ministry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The School operated as a nursery school for years, then gradually began adding elementary grades, becoming one of the first private elementary schools in the West University area. Eventually adding middle school grades and graduating its first 8th grade class in 1988, St. Mark’s Episcopal School grew into one of the most recognized private schools in the greater Houston, Texas area.

The private Christian school, founded on Episcopalian principles, received its initial accreditation from the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (recognized by the Texas Education Agency) in 1990.

In 2010, St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrated its 50th year, and continues to grow by bounds each year. Through the years the campus has grown, but small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios remain. Each year, the St. Mark’s Annual Fund allows us to provides the supplemental resources needed for the full support of our children and their educational development, including enhancements related to technology, instructional support and curriculum advancement, campus improvements, and professional development for our team of experienced faculty and staff, who have a passion to mentor youth and grow children into the leaders of tomorrow.

The campus is located inside loop 610 in West University, close to Bellaire.

If you have information, stories or anecdotes to share with us, please send an email to Lou Ellen Stansell, Director of Development.
Board of Trustees 2017-2018

A trustee of St. Mark's holds the school “in trust." The Board's focus on the mission, the development of strong and clear policies, and support for the school community is vital to our success. The long-term health of the school relies on The Board of Trustees working with the Church Vestry and the Headmaster to ensure the future success of the school.

The Rev. Patrick Miller, Rector
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Garhett Wagers, Headmaster
St. Mark’s Episcopal School

Carrie Gillette, Board Chairman
Term Expires June 2018

Robert Durden
Term Expires June 2018

Michael Bollinger
Term Expires June 2019

David Crabtree
Term expires June 2020

Jamie Grissom
Term Expires June 2018

Ryan Cassens
Term Expires June 2019

Susanne Evans
Term expires June 2020

Jill Thompson
Term Expires June 2018

Anne Cleary
Term Expires June 2019

Pablo Mercado
Term expires June 2020

John Toubassi
Term Expires June 2018

Ali Dodson
Term Expires June 2019

Ken Murphy
Term expires June 2020

Jeff Van Gundy
Term Expires June 2018

Jessica Roberts, '94
Term expires June 2020

Ex-Officio Members

Eleanor Cannon, Vestry Representative, Term expires June 2018

Sara Elkins, Parent Guild President, Term expires June 2018

Jean Marie Howard, Board Clerk

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