Orientation Week ~ August 16-20, 2021

Upper School

12th GRADE
  • Friday, August 20 ~ Senior Retreat

11th GRADE
  • Thursday, August 19
    • 1:00–2:30 p.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all juniors) in Nearburg, N232. Lockers and parking permits will be available in the Nearburg lobby.
  • Friday, August 20
    • 1:00–3:00 p.m. ~ Junior Class Orientation in the Science Lecture Hall (in uniform)

10th GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17 ~ New Student Orientation (for 10th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s)
    • 8:00–9:00 a.m. ~ New Student and Parent welcome in the Great Hall
    • 9:00–10:00 a.m. ~ New Student Campus Tour
    • 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ New Student Computer Workshop with Mr. Tholking, Winn 208
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ~ New Student Lunch
  • Thursday, August 19
    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all sophomores), Nearburg 232. Lockers and parking permits will be available in the Nearburg lobby.
  • Friday, August 20
    • 10:00–12:00 p.m. ~ Sophomore Class Orientation in Science Lecture Hall (in uniform)

9th GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17 ~ New Student Orientation (for 9th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s)
    • 8:00–9:00 a.m. ~ New Student and Parent welcome in the Great Hall
    • 9:00–10:00 a.m. ~ New Student Campus Tour
    • 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ New Student Computer Workshop with Mr. Tholking, Winn 208
    • 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. ~ New Student Lunch
  • Thursday, August 19
    • 8:30–10:00 a.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all freshmen) in Nearburg Hall, N232. Locker information will be available on the student's online profile.
  • Friday, August 20
    • 9:00–11:00 a.m. ~ Freshmen Class Orientation in Graduate Hall, C116 (in uniform)

Middle School

8th GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17
    • 1:30–4:30 p.m. ~ Introduction to 8th Grade (for 8th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s) in Centennial Hall, C116 (Graduate Hall).
    • 1:30–2:30 p.m. ~ Parent Meeting for New 8th Grade Students (for parents of 8th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s) in Centennial Hall, C116 (Graduate Hall)
  • Wednesday, August 18
    • 2:00–3:30 p.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all students) in Nearburg Hall, N232
  • Friday, August 20
    • 1:00–3:00 p.m. ~ 8th-Grade Class Orientation in Decherd Auditorium (in uniform, all students)

7th GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17
    • 1:30–4:30 p.m. ~ Introduction to 7th Grade (for 7th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s) in Centennial Hall, C116 (Graduate Hall)
    • 1:30–2:30 p.m. ~ Parent Meeting for New 7th Grade Students (for parents of 7th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s) in Centennial Hall, C116 (Graduate Hall)
  • Wednesday, August 18
    • 12:30–2:00 p.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all students) in Nearburg Hall, N232.
  • Friday, August 20
    • 8:30–10:30 a.m. ~ 7th-Grade Class Orientation in Decherd Auditorium (in uniform, all students)

6th GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17
    • 1:30–4:30 p.m. ~ Introduction to 6th Grade (for 6th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s) in Centennial Hall, C116 (Graduate Hall).  
    • 1:30–2:30 p.m. ~ Parent Meeting for New 6th Grade Students (for parents of 6th-grade students who are new to St. Mark’s) in Centennial Hall, C116 (Graduate Hall)
  • Wednesday, August 18
    • 10:30–11:30 a.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all students) in Nearburg Hall, N232.
  • Friday, August 20
    • 1:00–3:00 p.m. ~ 6th-Grade Class Orientation in Chapel (in uniform, all students)

5th GRADE
  • Monday & Tuesday, August 16 & 17
    • 8:00–11:30 a.m. ~ Introduction to 5th Grade in Centennial Hall C116 (Graduate Hall). All boys must attend both days. 
  • Tuesday, August 17
    • 8:15–9:15 a.m. ~ 5th-Grade Parent Meeting in Science Lecture Hall (all parents)
  • Wednesday, August 18
    • 9:30–10:30 a.m. ~ Yearbook photos (coat & tie, all students) in Nearburg Hall, N232
  • Friday, August 20
    • 8:30–10:30 a.m. ~ 5th-Grade Class Orientation in the Chapel (in uniform, all students)

NOTES

  • Uniforms are required for Class Orientations on August 20. Casual dress is appropriate for other meetings.
  • Boys should bring their laptops to school for the grade-level introduction meetings on August 16 and 17.
  • For more information, please contact Dean Clayman at claymand@smtexas.org.

Lower School

4th GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17, 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ Yearbook photos in Nearburg Hall, N232
  • Tuesday, August 17, 11:00 a.m. ~ 4th-Grade Back-to-School Party
  • Monday & Tuesday, August 16–17 ~ Lower School Conferences for New Families
  • Thursday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. ~ Lower School Mini-School
  • Friday, August 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ New Lower School Student Orientation

3rd GRADE
  • Tuesday, August 17, 8:30–9:30 a.m. ~ Yearbook photos in Nearburg Hall, N232
  • Tuesday, August 17, 9:30 a.m. ~ 3rd-Grade Back-to-School Party
  • Monday & Tuesday, August 16–17 ~ Lower School Conferences for New Families
  • Thursday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. ~ Lower School Mini-School
  • Friday, August 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ New Lower School Student Orientation

2nd GRADE
  • Monday, August 16, 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ Yearbook photos in Nearburg Hall, N232
  • Monday, August 16, 11:00 a.m. ~ 2nd-Grade Back-to-School Party
  • Monday & Tuesday, August 16–17 ~ Lower School Conferences for New Families
  • Thursday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. ~ Lower School Mini-School
  • Friday, August 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ New Lower School Student Orientation

1st GRADE
  • Monday, August 16, 8:30–9:30 a.m. ~ Yearbook Photos in Nearburg Hall, N232
  • Monday, August 16, 9:30 a.m. ~ 1st-Grade Back-to-School Party
  • Monday & Tuesday, August 16–17 ~ Lower School Conferences for New Families
  • Thursday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. ~ Lower School Mini-School
  • Friday, August 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m. ~ New Lower School Student Orientation

Additional Info

Daily Class Schedule
Class days will follow the updated schedule that was approved in 2020. Due to COVID restrictions, a modified schedule was used last year. Click here to view the new schedule that will be used this year and going forward.

Student Schedules
Middle and Upper School students will be able to view their schedules on their smtexas.org account beginning Monday, August 9. Parents will also be able to log in and see their son's schedule on August 9.

Yearbook Photos

**Update: Yearbook photos will be taken in Nearburg 232 (the first classroom on your right after coming up the Neaburg staircase).
Parents are asked to remain in the Nearburg lobby during photos. Students should wear a white uniform shirt, a dark jacket, and a tie for their pictures. We will have a limited number of jackets and ties on hand to borrow.

Calendars and Directories
Middle and Upper School parents can pick up their calendars and directories while their sons are taking photos. Lower School directories and calendars will be distributed at Mini-School (Thursday, August 19). Senior parents can stop by Nearburg Hall during one of the scheduled yearbook times to pick up their calendar and directories, or can wait to receive them at the Senior Parent Kick-off Dinner on September 8.

Back-to-School Basics
The School will email all parents a link to the annual Back-to-School Basics information page in the first week of August.

Volunteer Opportunities
Check back soon for details on how parents can sign up to volunteer on campus.

Questions?

Upper School
Ellen Jurgens
JurgensE@smtexas.org
214-346-8108

Middle School
Ann Dilday
DildayA@smtexas.org
214-346-8103

Lower School
Kathy Mallick
MallickK@smtexas.org
214-346-8210

Other Questions
Dave Carden
CardenD@smtexas.org
214-346-8808

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.

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.