St. Mark’s has formed a Health & Wellness Committee, comprised of teachers, coaches, health and wellness staff, and administrators. This Committee began its work by launching a comprehensive review of the School’s physical and health education programs and curriculum across all twelve grades. The Committee is reviewing the program inventory, identifying learning outcomes for students, and strengthening programs to achieve those outcomes: equipping boys with the knowledge and skills to understand their physical, social, emotional, and relational health.
“Our mission is to produce well-rounded boys who know themselves physically, emotionally, academically, and spiritually,” said Mark Sullivan, a forty-year veteran of St. Mark’s who recently took on the newly-established role of Director of Physical and Experiential Education. “We have to be intentional about teaching the boys what it means to be healthy and thriving young adults so that they can carry those lessons forward when they leave St. Mark’s.”
Medical Advisory Committee
Health and Wellness policies and practices at St. Mark's School of Texas are guided by a Medical Advisory Committee, comprised of medical and public health professionals from across the Dallas community. This longstanding committee includes school administators, health and wellness staff, and physicians from a wide variety of specialities and disciplines.
Health Education Committee
The Health Education Committee was established to identify ways to enhance the curriculum and prepare students with information that will support their health and well-being during adolescence and into manhood. This Committee is charged with developing a comprehensive framework for health education at St. Mark’s by assessing current curriculum and topics, identifying outcomes for a comprehensive approach, and developing a curricular sequence to achieve these goals.