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 2022 have enrolled.

List of 7 items.

  • Twelve Students Attending

    University of Texas at Austin
  • Seven Students Attending...

    Southern Methodist University
  • Six Students Attending...

    Northwestern University
  • Four Students Attending...

    Harvard College
    Texas A&M University
  • Three Students Attending…

    Austin Community College
    Brown University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Princeton University
  • Two Students Attending...

    Baylor University
    Colgate University
    Dartmouth College
    Georgetown University
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    New York University
    Rice University
    Santa Clara University
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Villanova University
  • One Student Attending...

    American University
    Boston College
    College of William & Mary
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Drexel University
    Duke University
    Fordham University
    Gettysburg College
    Loyola Chicago
    Loyola Marymount University
    Kenyon College
    Middlebury College
    Sewanee: The College of the South
    Texas Christian University
    Texas Tech University
    Tulane University
    United States Military Academy at West Point
    University of California: Los Angeles
    University of Cambridge
    University of Georgia
    University of Michigan
    University of Rochester
    University of San Diego
    University of Southern California
    University of Texas at Arlington
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Washington and Lee University
    Washington University in St. Louis

Meet the Team

List of 4 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 Butler

    Phoebe Butler 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    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.
  • Photo of Vanessa Leyva

    Vanessa Leyva 

    College Counseling Coordinator
    University of Texas at Austin - B.A.
    University of Texas at Austin - M.Ed.

College Rep Visits

The St. Mark’s College Counseling Office is excited to welcome you to campus to visit with our seniors in fall 2023. We will be hosting in-person visits, though we can accommodate virtual visits as well. Please check back later this year for information on how to sign up. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vanessa Leyva for any questions.

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.