College counseling is about helping your son understand and determine his strengths, goals, and aspirations in order to pursue admission to a college or university where he can achieve success and satisfaction. While college preparation is emphasized throughout the Upper School program, the professionals in the College Counseling office begin meeting with boys and parents in the junior year. Working closely with the College Counseling office, and his advisors and teachers, each student is guided through a thorough, informative college admissions process. Since St. Mark’s has a very strong reputation among colleges throughout the United States, representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities visit the campus to meet with our boys and provide information about their schools each year.

Our primary goal in the college admissions process is to assist your son in finding the right match for him. To this end, the process is highly personalized and focuses clearly on his desires and the criteria he has established for choosing the right school. We are proud of our college placement record primarily because our graduates report to us that they achieve success at institutions that are right for them.

College Matriculation

St. Mark’s graduates attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the world. The following list indicates where Marksmen from the Class of 2021 have enrolled.

List of 7 items.

  • Thirteen Students Attending...

    University of Texas, Austin
  • Six Students Attending...

    Southern Methodist University
  • Five Students Attending...

    Harvard University
    Texas A&M University
  • Four Students Attending...

    Santa Clara University
    University of Chicago
  • Three Students Attending…

    Brown University
    Georgetown University
    Vanderbilt University
  • Two Students Attending...

    Columbia University
    Dartmouth College
    Emory University
    Gonzaga University
    Northwestern University
    Purdue University
    Rice University
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Texas Christian University
    University of Virginia
    Wake Forest University
    Yale University
  • One Student Attending...

    American University
    Austin Community College
    Babson College
    Case Western Reserve University
    Claremont McKenna College
    Duke University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Indiana University
    Lafayette College
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Middlebury College
    Morehouse College
    New York University
    Oberlin College
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Samford University
    St. John's University
    Stanford University
    Syracuse University
    Tufts University
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    University of Alabama
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Michigan
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond
    University of South Carolina
    University of Southern California
    Villanova University
    Washington University in St. Louis

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Veronica Pulido

    Veronica Pulido 

    Al G. Hill, Jr. ’63 Director of College Counseling
    University of Notre Dame - B.A.
    University of Notre Dame - M.S.
  • Photo of Phoebe Kingsak

    Phoebe Kingsak 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (214) 346-8429
    New York University - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.A.
    New York University - M.P.A.
  • Photo of Joshua Shandera

    Josh Shandera 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    The University of Texas at Austin - B.S.A.

College Rep Visits

We are welcoming both in-person and virtual visits for Fall 2022. Our calendar and link will be available mid-July.

If you have further questions, please reach out to Phoebe Kingsak at

St. Mark’s School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230


About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.