Overview

St. Mark’s, founded in 1865, is a college-preparatory boarding and day school, grades 9 through 12. Nestled upon 250 acres in the picturesque suburb of Southborough, Massachusetts, the school is only 25 miles from the abundant cultural and social opportunities in Boston. The School’s outstanding faculty guides 370 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community. St. Mark’s engages and motivates its talented and diverse student body by emphasizing academic excellence, developing values and character, and serving to the larger community. Class size averages 10 students with a student–faculty ratio of five to one. St. Mark’s offers more than 20 advanced courses, as well as independent study opportunities which range from working on the school's prize-winning electric vehicle to reading Luke’s Gospel in Ancient Greek. Graduates leave St. Mark’s exceptionally prepared to succeed at the highly selective colleges and universities to which they gain acceptance.
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Official information of St. Mark's School in 2024 | FindingSchool

A+ Boarding
A+ Matriculation
A+ Academics
A- Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
A+ Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Suburban
ESL: No
Tuition: $79,930
# of Students: 375
Teacher:Student: 1:4
International Student: 25%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $360,000/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 75%
SAT: 1372/1600
#17

US Boarding School

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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#2 Harvard College 1
#3 Columbia University 3
#4 Yale University 1
LAC #1 Williams College 3
#6 Stanford University 3
#6 University of Chicago 3
#8 University of Pennsylvania 3
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#12 Duke University 3
#13 Dartmouth College 3
#14 Brown University 3
#14 Vanderbilt University 1
LAC #3 Swarthmore College 1
#16 Washington University in St. Louis 3
#18 Cornell University 3
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
LAC #4 Wellesley College 1
#22 University of California: Berkeley 1
#23 Georgetown University 3
#24 University of Michigan 1
#24 University of Southern California 1
#26 Carnegie Mellon University 3
#26 University of Virginia 1
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3
#28 Wake Forest University 3
#30 New York University 3
#30 Tufts University 3
#30 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
LAC #6 Bowdoin College 3
#35 Boston College 3
#35 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
#35 University of California: San Diego 1
#39 University of California: Davis 1
#41 Tulane University 1
#42 Boston University 3
#42 Case Western Reserve University 1
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
LAC #9 Hamilton College 3
LAC #9 Middlebury College 3
LAC #9 Washington and Lee University 1
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3
#49 Lehigh University 3
#49 Northeastern University 3
#53 Purdue University 1
#53 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
#53 Santa Clara University 1
#55 Rhodes College 1
#55 Trinity University 1
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#58 Florida State University 1
#58 Syracuse University 1
#63 University of Connecticut 3
#66 George Washington University 3
#66 Southern Methodist University 3
#66 University of Massachusetts Amherst 3
#66 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3
#68 St. Lawrence University 3
#72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1
#72 Reed College 1
#74 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
LAC #15 Colby College 3
LAC #15 Davidson College 1
LAC #15 Haverford College 1
#76 American University 1
#76 Muhlenberg College 1
#80 North Carolina State University 1
#80 Texas Christian University 3
#85 Washington College 1
#88 Elon University 1
LAC #20 Colgate University 3
LAC #20 Wesleyan University 1
#103 Miami University: Oxford 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #22 Barnard College 1
LAC #22 Bates College 1
LAC #22 University of Richmond 1
#112 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#118 University of South Carolina: Columbia 1
#118 University of Vermont 3
LAC #25 Harvey Mudd College 1
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
LAC #28 Bryn Mawr College 1
LAC #28 Kenyon College 1
#143 University of Cincinnati 1
#143 University of New Hampshire 1
#166 Quinnipiac University 1
LAC #34 Bucknell University 1
#176 University of Massachusetts Lowell 1
LAC #36 College of the Holy Cross 3
LAC #36 Skidmore College 1
LAC #38 Franklin & Marshall College 3
LAC #40 Lafayette College 1
LAC #44 Denison University 1
LAC #44 Trinity College 3
LAC #45 Union College 1
LAC #51 Connecticut College 1
LAC #61 Gettysburg College 1
Babson College 3
Emerson College 1
Juilliard School 1
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1
Oxford College of Emory University 1
Providence College 3
Rhode Island School of Design 1
University of Tampa 1
Wentworth Institute of Technology 1
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Sports

(Total 14)
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Tennis
Wrestling
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Arts

(Total 10)
Choir
Jazz
Music
Music Studio
Theater
Ceramics
Filmmaking
Sculpture
Studio Art
Writing
Choir
Jazz
Music
Music Studio
Theater
Ceramics
Filmmaking
Sculpture
Studio Art
Writing
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 43)
Academic Peer Tutors
Astronomy Club
Book Club
Business & Entrepreneurship Club
Classics Club
Fair Trade Club
Investment Club
Computer Science Club
Math Club
Model United Nations
Academic Peer Tutors
Astronomy Club
Book Club
Business & Entrepreneurship Club
Classics Club
Fair Trade Club
Investment Club
Computer Science Club
Math Club
Model United Nations
Debate Club
Mock Trial Club
Robotics
Women in STEM
Student for Sustainability (S4S)
The Philosophy Club
SM Finance Club
Royal Blues (female a cappella group)
Chamber Players
Choir
Community Arts Club
Foreign Film Club
Jazz Band
Marksmen (male a cappella group)
Metropolitan Opera Trip
Musical Theatre Club
Photography & Editing Club
Songwriting Club
Cornhole Club
Dance Club
Outdoor Club
Skiing & Snowboarding Club
Volleyball Club
Young Democrat Club
Young Republican Club
Haiti Partnership
Marlborough Boys & Girls Club
Our Father’s Table
R.E
A
C.H.
Special Olympics
St. Mark’s Society
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1865
Campus Size: 210 acres
Boarding Rate: 75%
Religious Affiliation: Episcopal

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: On Campus, Zoom
Pre Interview: Updating
Other Accepted Scores: IELTS 7.5+
School Code:
TOEFL: 9222
SSAT: 6730
ISEE: 570103

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 41)
4.9/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 2)
5.0 / 5 Overall
4.5 / 5 Academics
4.5 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.5 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 104)
Recommended
5.0 (6 reviews)
Recommended
4.3 (44 reviews)

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Frequently Ask Questions about St. Mark's School

01.
Tell me a bit about St. Mark's School.
St. Mark's School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Boston, Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1865, and currently has about 375 students, 25.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit https://www.stmarksschool.org.
06.
Where is St. Mark's School located?
St. Mark's School is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 23 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
02.
Does St. Mark's School have rigorous academic requirements?
In recent years, 73 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

St. Mark's School also have 75% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
07.
How popular is St. Mark's School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, St. Mark's School is among the most popular schools, within top 22 for all US schools.

Also St. Mark's School has been favorited by 916 users.
03.
Where do St. Mark's School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 25.29% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 25.29% go to top 25, and about 10.34% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
08.
How to start with an application with St. Mark's School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about St. Mark's School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit St. Mark's School’s official site: https://www.stmarksschool.org or call them at 508-786-6118.
04.
What is the application requirement for St. Mark's School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, St. Mark's School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
09.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to St. Mark's School?
Yes, here are few: Middlesex School, The Loomis Chaffee School and The Governor's Academy.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
05.
What is the latest tuition for St. Mark's School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for St. Mark's School in 2024 is $69,960 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@stmarksschool.org .
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What is the FindingSchool rating for St. Mark's School?
The overall rating for St. Mark's School is A+.

The section ratings of St. Mark's School are:
A+ for Matriculation
A+ for Academics
A- for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
A+ for Students and Parents reviews
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