A St. Mark's education is an investment that will pay dividends for life. 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.
 
Listed below are the tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 academic year. The amounts include tuition, books, lunch, and optional activities.

2019–2020 Tuition

1st Grade:   $26,280
2nd Grade:  $26,280
3rd Grade:   $26,355
4th Grade:   $26,660
5th Grade:   $29,424
6th Grade:   $29,359
7th Grade:   $31,055
8th Grade:   $31,055
9th Grade:   $33,565
10th Grade: $31,498
11th Grade: $31,498
12th Grade: $32,861

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 $2.3 million in aid to approximately 14% 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 2018-2019 school year, and subsequent award decisions. Using the first line as an example, 24 families with incomes ranging from $0-$70,000 applied for financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year. All 24 of those families received awards with an average award of $24,661 each. The average award covered 81.18% 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
$0-$70,000
24 24 $24,661 81.18%
$70,001-$140,000
36 35 $24,693 83.04%
$140,001-$175,000
21 21 $17,547 58.38%
$175,001-$225,000
15 15 $15,637 51.16%
$225,001-Above
33 26 $8,758 29.40%

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 13, 2020, with final awards confirmed once 2019 income taxes are received in April 2020.

*The 2020-2021 SSS Financial Aid Forms will be available online beginning early October 2019.

Financial Aid Application Checklist for Applicant Families: 

Deadline for completing STEPS 1 & 2: February 12, 2020.

STEP 1: Complete the SSS’ “Parents’ Financial Statement” (PFS). If parents are separated or divorced, the student’s custodial parent and that parent’s present spouse should complete the PFS. The School also requires the non-custodial parent to complete the PFS.
* PFS documents can be found at www.sssbynais.org.

St. Mark's SSS Code: 6736

STEP 2: Upload a copy of all proof of income forms (eg. W-2, 1099, Unemployment 1099, etc.) for the entire household (parents and, if applicable, the student applying for aid to St. Mark’s), along with your personal 2017 Income Tax Statement (as well as corporate if applicable), including all schedules filed. Forms should be uploaded to your SSS account.

Deadline for completing STEP 3: April 15, 2020.

STEP 3: Upload a complete copy (including all schedules filed) of your personal 2019 Income Tax Statement (as well as corporate if applicable) to your SSS account. We cannot accept abbreviated forms or the Request for an Extension of Filing Date form. Each of the above deadlines and requests for information are also applicable to the divorced or non-custodial parent.
 
*Awards for the 2020–2021 school year will be communicated to applicant families with their admission decision on March 13, 2020. 

Financing Options

In addition to tuition assistance awards, families may also pursue private loan programs which 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

214-346-8000

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.