Whether you are applying for the upcoming school year or want to learn more about the application process for the future, we encourage you to complete the Inquire Form to receive updates and reminders from the St. Mark’s admission office. You are welcome to attend an admission event or take a campus tour before beginning the application process.
The first step in applying is to complete the Application Form, which will give you access to the parent admission portal and application checklist.
No. To reduce the cost associated with applying to our school, St. Mark’s no longer charges an application fee. St. Mark’s will provide testing fee waivers for those who need financial assistance. Please contact Alicia Alvarez for more information.
In recent years, 15% of applicants have been admitted. On average, the following number of students are admitted annually to each grade: 1st (32), 2nd (2), 3rd (2), 4th (14), 5th (25), 6th (6-8), 7th (6-8), 8th (4-6), 9th (15-20), 10th and 11th (based on attrition)
As a day school, St. Mark’s does not have a boarding program, nor do we assist with homestay programs. All students attending St. Mark’s must live with their parents or legal guardians in the Dallas metropolitan area. St. Mark's does not issue F-1 visas. Students who are Lawful Permanent Residents or US citizens who are living abroad may apply.
Students applying to grades one through four spend a morning in the Lower School with other applicants and Lower School teachers getting to know each other, learning about St. Mark’s, and participating in a range of classroom activities.
The Independent School Entrance Exam is an admission test that has four levels: Primary (for applicants to grades 2, 3 and 4), Lower (for applicants to grades 5 and 6), Middle (for applicants to grades 7 and 8) and Upper (for applicants to grades 9 through 12). The ISEE has different forms at each level for security purposes. The tests can be taken in person at a test site or online. Sample tests are available for every grade level and are accessible on the ISEE by ERB website.
At the Lower, Middle and Upper levels, the ISEE consists of three parts: (a) carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests; (b) reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about the student’s strengths and weaknesses in those areas; and (c) an essay section. The ISEE evaluates not only the student’s level of reading, but also his ability to comprehend material drawn from the sciences and humanities. The ISEE essay is timed and written in response to a prompt.
Yes. St. Mark’s annually awards over $2.5 million to enrolled families. To learn more about the financial aid application process and the financial aid program at St. Mark’s, please visit the Tuition & Financial Aid webpage.
Yes. Boys are required to wear grey shorts or pants with short-sleeve white Oxford shirts. Seniors wear blue Oxford shirts. Belts and shoes must be brown or black. Uniforms are available at Culwell & Sons and the Lion's Closet on campus.
While St. Mark’s was born out of the tradition of the Episcopal Church, a non-sectarian chapel program provides spiritual and moral direction while exhibiting respect for the multitude of religious traditions represented in our community. The Chaplain incorporates the teachings and traditions of many religious faiths, and frequently invites other religious leaders to participate in chapel services. Chapel services raise questions, share information and perspectives about different religions, and offer guidance on living a moral, responsible, and spiritual life.
As part of the new student orientation process each spring, St. Mark’s conducts placement tests for new students in grades 5 and 6 (Foreign Language) and grades 7 through 11 (Math and Foreign Language). Auditions are also held for fine arts electives. The Department Chairs make course recommendations for each student based upon previous school transcripts and their placement test. The goal is always to put each student in a class where he will have the greatest opportunity for success while being appropriately challenged.
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.