By providing an extensive financial aid program as well as tuition financing options, St. Mark’s helps families find manageable ways to afford their son’s education. The cost of tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a Marksman. Twenty-five percent of the operating budget is supported by philanthropic sources, which ensures the excellence of the St. Mark’s experience.

2023–2024 Tuition

1st Grade:   $30,224
2nd Grade:  $30,224
3rd Grade:   $30,309
4th Grade:   $30,661
5th Grade:   $33,838
6th Grade:   $33,764
7th Grade:   $35,713
8th Grade:   $35,713
9th Grade:   $36,224
10th Grade: $38,601
11th Grade: $38,601
12th Grade: $37,792

Financial Aid

St. Mark’s admits qualified boys regardless of their financial circumstances. The School actively seeks students who represent varied socio-economic backgrounds. An extensive need-based financial aid program, which includes a significant middle-income fund, annually awards over $2.5 million in aid to approximately 13% of the student body.
Financial aid awards are based on need and require annual qualification. Awards are recommended by the St. Mark’s Financial Aid Committee using information provided by applicant families and qualification information from the School and Student Services for Financial Aid organization (SSS), a program of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

The chart below illustrates the income range of financial aid applicants for the 2022-2023 school year, and subsequent award decisions. Using the first line as an example, 14 families with incomes ranging from $0-$70,000 applied for financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year. All 14 of those families received awards with an average award of $31,361 each. The average award covered 97% of the total tuition. Individual family award qualification and award amounts are significantly influenced by the number of children who attend tuition charging schools and by extenuating financial circumstances.

Total Income Range
Number of Applications
Number of Awards
Average Award
Average Percentage of Tuition Awarded
14 14 $31,361 97.00%
31 31 $28,394 87.83%
16 16 $17,313 53.55%
28 28 $18,692 57.82%
38 34 $14,042 43.43%

The admission decision and the financial aid decision are made separately, and all financial aid awards are based exclusively on need. Provisional awards will be communicated with admission decisions on March 8, 2024, with final awards confirmed once 2023 income taxes are received in April 2024.

*Current St. Mark's families who are interested in applying for Financial Aid for the 2024-2025 school year should do so by December 1, 2023. Please call the Office of Admission and Financial Aid with questions: 214-346-8700.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please complete an application through Clarity, a third-party software that helps determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information families share in the application, including assets, income, expenses and debts. Applying for financial aid does not impact your son’s admission application in any way.

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

Financial aid applications must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2024, for consideration for the 2024-2025 school year.

Upcoming Webinar

Affording a St. Mark’s Education
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

This webinar will cover how to apply for financial aid and the supplemental support families receiving tuition assistance are eligible for when enrolled at St. Mark’s.

Register online.
To learn more about the financial aid application, the Clarity team is hosting informational webinars for families starting the application process. Please click the dates below to register (all times are CST).

Financing Options

St. Mark’s offers tuition payment plan options; families can opt-in for a payment plan when tuition bills are sent in June:
  • Single payment plan: Tuition due in full July 1
  • Two payment plan: For a fee of $120, the first payment of 60% is due July 1; the second payment of 40% is due January 1
  • Three payment plan: For a fee of $190, the first payment of 40% is due July 1; the second payment of 30% is due October 1; the third payment of 30% is due February 1
*There is no fee for e-check payments; credit card payments will incur a 2.9% convenience fee.

In addition to tuition assistance awards and payment plan options, families may also pursue private loan programs that enable the financing of tuition payments over the course of one or more years. For more information regarding tuition financing options, please contact Your Tuition Solution or 1-800-920-9777.

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.