A St. Mark’s education is an investment that lasts a lifetime. 
Manageable. St. Mark’s has a longstanding commitment to breaking down financial barriers for families and opening doors of possibilities for boys and young men who can thrive and contribute in the community. By providing extensive financial aid resources as well as tuition financing options, St. Mark’s works closely with families to find manageable ways to afford their son’s education. In addition, the cost of tuition, while significant, does not come close to covering the full cost of educating a Marksman. Thanks to a very strong endowment and extensive philanthropic support, tuition funds 75% of the budget, while other sources consistently fund excellence for Marksmen on every corner of the campus. This model enables St. Mark’s to invest far more resources per student than schools with comparable tuitions. 

2024-2025 Tuition

1st Grade:    $31,435
2nd Grade:  $31,435
3rd Grade:   $31,523
4th Grade:   $31,889
5th Grade:   $35,192
6th Grade:   $35,115
7th Grade:    $37,142
8th Grade:    $37,142
9th Grade:    $40,146
10th Grade:  $40,146
11th Grade:  $37,674
12th Grade:  $39,355
Investment. A St. Mark's education is an important and life-shaping investment in your son's future. Marksmen go on to become leaders in every field and make important contributions around the globe. Boys quickly learn that being a Marksman means much more than just being a St. Mark’s student; it means living out the values, principles, and ideals of the School and carrying those commitments into the world. The St. Mark’s community is very special, and the bonds that are formed stay with the boys throughout their lives.
"The academic foundation I received at St. Mark’s was well worth the sacrifices my family and I made, and the opportunities I am enjoying since graduating have been life-changing. My acceptance to college and my opportunities for successful internships and networking positioned me well. I’m finding that my St. Mark’s connections are extremely valuable, and those core values St. Mark’s instilled in me — leadership, integrity and independence — are carried with me every single day in my professional career."

Financing Options

Payment plans. 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.

Financing options. 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.

Financial Aid

Need-based.  More than one-third of the School’s $165 million endowment is devoted to need-based financial aid for students who are admitted to the School. A high value is placed on enrolling students from all backgrounds and varied socioeconomic conditions. This commitment ensures that St. Mark’s will have the ability to attract and enroll boys who will make a difference without being limited by families' ability to pay the tuition.
In addition to outright grants for tuition assistance, the School provides funding to boys who receive financial aid to support their entire student experience, including participation in the fine arts, athletics, student travel, the wilderness program, tutoring, and much more.
Intended to bridge the gap between a family's resources and the cost of tuition, financial aid is awarded to families across a wide range of income levels. Roughly half of all financial aid grants are awarded to students with an overall family income of more than $175,000. The average financial aid grant is more than $21,000, and the School funds, on average, approximately 90% of the tuition for families with income of less than $140,000. 
Financial aid awards are recommended by the St. Mark’s Financial Aid Committee using information provided by applicant families and qualification information from the Clarity Financial Aid Application.

Learn more

St. Mark's will be hosting a live webinar about how to apply for financial aid and the supplemental support eligible to enrolled families receiving tuition assistance.

Affording a St. Mark's Education Webinar
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. CST
Click here to register online.


Financial aid applications must be submitted by the following dates for consideration for the 2024-2025 school year: 

  • Current St. Mark’s families: Dec. 1, 2023
  • Applicant families: Feb. 15, 2024

Financial Aid Grants by Family Income (2023-2024)

Average Grant Amount by Family Income (2023-2024)

Apply for Financial Aid

Application. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please complete an application through Clarity, a resource that helps determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information provided in the application, including assets, income, expenses and debts. Candidates for admission are reviewed without consideration of their family’s financial circumstances and their ability to pay tuition. Applying for financial aid does not impact your son’s admission application in any way. 

Account setup. 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.
"When we fell on financial hard times, St. Mark's was there for us, and the scholarship awarded to our son allowed him to continue. Most importantly, [our son] and our family were always treated with respect and never felt any less a part of the St. Mark’s community."

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.