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  • Holiday Planetarium Show

    St. Mark’s will host five holiday planetarium shows for the Dallas community on Thursday, December 12, and Saturday, December 14, 2019, in the Winn Science Center.
  • Teacher Receives National Award

    Last month, the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) presented its 2019 Evolution Education Award to John Mead, Eugene McDermott Master Teaching Chair in Science and St. Mark’s middle school biology teacher.
  • Student Films Screened in New York

    Six short films produced by Marksmen were accepted into the 2019 All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City.
  • Turning Lessons in Action

    On Monday, November 18, 2019, Alan Cohen ’01 returned home to address the Class of 2020 as the keynote speaker at the annual Senior Leadership Dinner.
  • Alumni Return to Mentor Students

    On Thursday, November 19, 2019, the Student Alumni Association welcomed eleven Alumni Mentors back to campus as they shared their professional experiences with Upper School students.
  • Marksmen Build Their BEST Robot

    On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the St. Mark’s Robotics Team competed in the Dallas BEST (Boosting Engineering Science & Technology) Robotics Tournament.
  • Students Organize Benefit Music Festival

    On Saturday, October 12, 2019, more than 200 people crowded into Gas Monkey Live for the launch of RevAMP Dallas, a musical festival with a mission of community support.
  • Student Diplomats Named Best Delegates

    The St. Mark’s Model United Nations team began its year with incredible back-to-back performances.
  • Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini addresses students in Spencer Gym.

    Students Return to Campus

    On the morning of Wednesday, October 30, Marksmen returned to 10600 Preston Road for the first time since an EF-3 tornado touched down on campus nearly two weeks earlier.
  • Students Tackle Military Leadership Course

    Nearly a dozen Upper School Marksmen had an unprecedented opportunity to learn about leadership and teamwork from some of our nation’s best teachers.
  • Marksmen Earn Top Scouting Rank

    On Sunday, September 22, 2019, four Marksmen achieved the highest honor in Scouting.
  • Planetarium Hosts Community Event

    On the evening of Saturday, October 12, 2019, St. Mark’s School of Texas invites the Dallas community to a free planetarium show in the Winn Science Center.
  • Victor emerges from his historic dive to the Molloy Deep

    History-Making Explorer Named Distinguished Alumnus

    This spring, St. Mark’s School of Texas will honor Victor Vescovo ’84 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Victor has enjoyed a remarkable career as both a businessman and an international explorer.
  • Publications Earn National Acclaim

    The National Scholastic Press Association recognized two St. Mark’s student publications as finalists for its annual National Pacemaker Awards.
  • National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

    26 National Merit Semifinalists

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 26 members of the Class of 2020 as Semifinalists.
  • St. Mark's Hosts BEST Robotics Kickoff

    St. Mark’s School of Texas hosted the kick-off day for Dallas BEST Robotics, the all-volunteer local chapter of the national BEST (Boosting Engineering Science & Technology) Robotics Competition.
  • A New Era of Science Education

    Days before the start of the 2019–2020 school year, St. Mark’s celebrated the culmination of the Science Center Project and more than five years of planning and construction.
  • 113th School Year Begins

    As the sun rose over 10600 Preston Road, 885 Marksmen arrived on campus for the first day of the 2019–2020 school year.
  • Master Teacher Appointed

    Middle School humanities teacher Rebecca Jenkins has been appointed the next holder of the Thomas S. Adams Master Teaching Chair.
  • Teachers Share Their Craft

    Over the summer of 2019, eight St. Mark’s teachers and administrators attended and contribute to the 2019 International Boys Schools Coalition Conference in Montréal, Canada.
  • Hereford Cathedral

    Choir Tours England

    As the summer break began, St. Mark’s Middle School choristers traveled across the pond for a 12-day trip to England and the Choir’s 17th biennial International Tour.
  • Another Incredible Year

    On June 30, the St. Mark's community celebrated another successful year for the St. Mark’s Fund.
  • St. Mark’s Mourns Passing of Dallas Titan

    It is with great sadness that St. Mark’s mourns the passing of a Texas pioneer and national patriot, Ross Perot, who passed away at the age of 89 surrounded by his loving family.
  • St. Mark’s Mourns Monsieur Nevot

    Daniel Nevot, St. Mark’s former fencing coach and decorated French warrior, passed away on July 2, 2019, at the age of 99.
  • New Athletic Director Announced

    Following a comprehensive, nationwide search, Sean Lissemore has been selected as St. Mark’s next Athletic Director.
  • Baxter (center) with the containers he built at the Trinity River Audubon Center

    The Olympic Medal of Scouting

    Combining his love of Scouting with his passion for conservation, Baxter Perry-Miller ’24 is aiming to earn both the rank of Eagle Scout and the rarer Hornaday Medal, also known as the “Olympic Medal of Scouting.”
  • New York

    Alumni Lead Nationwide Service

    On Saturday, June 1, 2019, St. Mark’s alumni across the country reinforced the importance of giving back to their communities.
  • Taylor Jenkins ’03

    Taylor Jenkins ’03 Named NBA Head Coach

    Following a wide-ranging search, the Memphis Grizzlies named Taylor Jenkins ’03 as their next Head Coach.
  • Seth Weprin ’19 receives The Headmaster's Cup.

    Seniors Honored

    On Friday, May 24, 2019, 94 young men donned white dinner jackets and walked across the stage on the Ida M. and Cecil H. Green Commencement Theatre. As St. Mark’s honored all of the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2019, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
  • Marksman Becomes Spelling “Octo-Champ”

    The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie, with Sohum Sukhatankar ’24 and seven other young spellers sharing the trophy.
  • Mr. Cox Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored David Cox as the 2019 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award. The award recognizes a member of the faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions above and beyond their responsibilities in the classroom.
  • Daniel Mirochna ’19 stands next to his sculpture.

    Senior Sculpture Installed

    As Commencement approaches for the Class of 2019, one senior has been hard at work ensuring he leaves his mark on campus.
  • Photos courtesy Reeve Jolliffe/Five Deeps Expedition

    Alumnus & Commencement Speaker Makes History

    After climbing the highest peak on Earth, Victor Vescovo ’84 has now explored deeper under the ocean than any human in history.
  • Kyle Smith ’19 with John Ashton and David Dini.

    Senior Named Presidential Scholar

    On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars announced that Kyle Smith ’19 has been named a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
  • Parker Davis ’19, with Ray Westbrook and David Dini

    Marksman Named National Journalist of the Year

    Parker Davis ’19, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper, has been named the 2019 National High School Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Educators Associations and National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA).
  • Alumni Return to Campus

    More than 1,300 alumni and community members returned to campus over the weekend of April 25-27 to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2019. Over the course of three days, alumni reconnected with their classmates and their alma mater, rekindling fond memories of their time at St. Mark's and making new memories with fellow classmates and former teachers.
  • Honoring Scholastic Achievement

    Each year, St. Mark’s hosts a special ceremony to welcome new inductees into the Cum Laude Society.
  • St. Mark's Debate Team, assistant coaches, and alumni supporters.

    Debate Team Competes in Nationals

    Over the weekend of April 13, 2019, St. Mark’s debate teams competed against 100 other teams representing 20 states at the National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA) National Championship Tournament.
  • Collecting Goodwill

    With spring cleaning in full swing, the Lower School organized its annual Goodwill Drive to collect items for the benefit of the Dallas community.
  • Chinese Honor Society Induction

    On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, nine Marksmen were honored at St. Mark’s first ever Chinese Honor Society (CHS) Induction Ceremony.
  • Graduates Mentor Students

    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Student Alumni Association hosted a conversation with B.A. Cullum ’99, Vice President at Aspect Investors; Jake Wagner ’00, Co-CEO at Republic Property Group; and Seth Collins ’02, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Development at Vrio Corp.
  • The Gold Standard in Publications

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced its annual Crown Awards, honoring the top student publications in the nation. Once again, St. Mark’s students swept their respective categories, bringing home three Gold Crowns and one Silver Crown.
  • Vescovo displays his St. Mark's flag at the South Pole.

    2019 Commencement Speaker Announced

    On March 7, 2019, noted explorer Victor Vescovo ’84 took a break from his record-setting Five Deeps Expedition to visit St. Mark’s during a Senior Class Meeting and share his story with students.
  • Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

    St. Mark’s Scout Reports to Washington

    Eagle Scout Trevor Burke ’19 traveled to Washington, D.C., over Spring Break as part of the delegation that delivered the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) 2018 Report to the Nation.
  • Parker Davis ’19 and David W. Dini

    Seventh Consecutive Texas HS Journalist of the Year

    Parker Davis ’19, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper, has been named the 2019 Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE).
  • Strengthening mind, body, and spirit

    New Role Strengthens Physical & Experiential Education

    As part of the School’s commitment to strengthen the experience of every Marksman, this new position will provide greater resource alignment for many important student programs across the campus.
  • Marksmen and Mr. Smith chat with students in Haiti.

    Mentoring Beyond Borders

    Working with a nonprofit aid organization operated by Dr. David Vanderpool ’78, Marksmen have begun mentoring Haitian students via online video conference calls.
  • Celebrating the Summit

    The community came together to Celebrate St. Mark’s on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
  • Giving Life

    Dozens of students, faculty, staff, and parents spent Wednesday, February 20, contributing to the Community Service Board’s annual Blood Drive.
  • Vescovo stands atop the Limiting Factor.

    Exploring the Deep

    Having climbed the Seven Summits and explored both the North and South Poles, Victor Vescovo ’84 is setting his sights low. The veteran adventurer is leading a historic effort to explore the deepest points in each of the five oceans.
  • Model UN Travels to Boston

    Fourteen members of the Upper School Model United Nations (MUN) club traveled to Boston over the weekend of January 26 to participate in the Harvard Model United Nations Conference (HMUN), held at the Prudential Center.
  • Students Volunteer on MLK Jr. Day

    More than two dozen St. Mark’s students, faculty, and staff members spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back to the community.
  • Alumni Speaker Series Goes Live Online

    On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, alumni across the country tuned in to the inaugural online Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
  • New Head of Upper School Announced

    After an extensive national search, Colin Igoe has been selected to serve as St. Mark’s School of Texas’ next Head of Upper School.
  • New Master Teacher Named

    After 35 years educating Marksmen, J.T. Sutcliffe will retire at the end of the 2018–2019 school year. As the first holder of the Suzanne and Patrick McGee Family Master Teaching Chair, J.T.’s upcoming retirement opens an opportunity to recognize another member of the St. Mark’s Mathematics Department. 
  • The Winn Family leads the ribbon-cutting.

    Winn Science Center Opens

    Hundreds of students, faculty, parents, alumni, Trustees, and friends gathered this morning in front of the north entrance of the new Winn Science Center for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the 50,000 square-foot facility.
  • School Mourns Loss of Teacher, Alumnus

    The St. Mark’s community mourns the loss of Ike Crews ’08, a proud graduate, loyal alumnus, enthusiastic Pecos Wilderness leader, inspiring teacher and coach, and friend to many.
  • Expanding New Horizons

    Dr. Alan Stern ’75 rang in the new year by expanding the boundaries of human exploration.
  • Community Celebrates the Season

    The holiday season at St. Mark’s concluded this morning with the annual All-School Christmas Party.
  • Teacher Earns Citizenship

    A quarter-century after arriving in the United States, St. Mark’s Spanish teacher and Community Service Director Jorge Correa became a citizen on Friday, December 7, 2018.
  • Davis Yoo ’19

    YoungArts Finalists

    Three Marksmen have been recognized as Finalists in the 2019 YoungArts Competition: Kyle Smith ’19 (photography), Blake Rogers ’19 (design art), and Davis Yoo ’19 (design art).
  • John Mead leads a student on a

    Texas’s Top Biology Teacher

    In November 2018, John Mead was recognized for his passion and dedication with the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) for the state of Texas, presented by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
  • Community Celebrates Thanksgiving

    This morning, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Great Hall to celebrate the annual Thanksgiving Convocation.
  • McDonald's Week Kicks Off

    On Monday, November 12, students from St. Mark’s and Hockaday gathered at the McDonald’s on Preston/Royal before school for the start of McDonald’s Week.
  • Alumni Return as Mentors

    St. Mark’s alumni had the opportunity to return to campus and share their professional expertise and life experiences with Upper School students.
  • Sean Gallagher ’87

    Lessons in Civics and Leadership

    In the weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Marksmen heard from two guest speakers with extensive experience in government.
  • Retirements Announced

    Three teachers, who have collectively dedicated nearly a century to Marksmen, will retire at the conclusion of the 2018–2019 school year.
  • Remembering Our Marksmen

    During their weekly chapel service, Upper School students observed All Saints’ Day and remembered fellow Marksmen who passed away in the prior year.
  • A Visit from President Jefferson

    History came alive at Middle School assembly, where Markmen received a very special visit from a Founding Father. All the way from the eighteenth century, the third President of the United State, Thomas Jefferson, greeted boys and shared stories from the birth of our nation.
  • Washington, D.C.

    St. Mark’s Tours East Coast

    A half-dozen cities along the East Coast received a visit from St. Mark’s during the week of October 15, 2018.
  • One of the many St. Mark's classrooms used for the Heart of Texas Tournament.

    Hosting the Heart of Texas

    While many enjoyed a Friday off, the dedicated student and faculty members of the School’s debate team used the annual Heart of Texas Debate Tournament to put into action lessons of dedication, leadership, and community.
  • SWAT Team vehicles parked outside Lower School during their summer training.

    Safety and Security First

    Under the leadership of a 28-year Dallas Police Department veteran, the St. Mark's security team continues a strong relationship with local police, benefiting the safety of everyone on campus. The team's attention to safety and security earned national acclaim this summer.
  • Clothing Drive Finishes Strong

    Thanks to the generosity of students, parents, faculty, and staff, the Community Service Board collected more than 2,600 new and gently used clothing items during its annual Clothing Drive.
  • Admission Director Recognized

    For his dedication to St. Mark’s and to his professional field, the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) presented David Baker with the Everett E. Gourley Award at its national conference in San Diego on September 13, 2018. 
  • Bestselling Author Visits Campus

    St. Mark’s welcomed international bestselling author Ruta Sepetys to campus as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar. 
  • 59 Seniors Honored

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 31 members of the Class of 2019 as Semifinalists and 28 as Commended Scholars.
  • Marksmen Explore Peru

    For the tenth annual International Photography Trip, a group of 14 Marksmen and three faculty chaperones traveled to the South American country of Peru for 10 days of exploration, photography, and service.
  • Marksman Wins National Spelling Bee

    For correctly spelling the word “Dasyuridae,” Sohum Sukhatankar ’24 earned the title of national champion at the 2018 South Asian Spelling Bee.
  • 112th School Year Begins

    As the sun rose over 10600 Preston Road, 878 Marksmen arrived on campus for the first day of the 2018–2019 school year.
  • Mr. Hoehn Named Master Teacher

    After a compressive nationwide search, Paul Hoehn has been selected to fill the Leonard N. "Doc" Nelson Alumni Master Teaching Chair.
  • Teachers Present at Global Conference

    In July 2018, nine St. Mark’s faculty members traveled to the Southport School in Gold Coast, Australia, to attend the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) Annual Conference.
  • Another Incredible Year

  • Students Become Teachers

    Just a few days into summer break, several Marksmen were back in the classroom at St. Mark’s, but not as students.
  • Marksmen Return to Serve

    As students, Marksmen are taught to support and improve the communities in which they live and this lesson stays with them long after Commencement.
  • Faculty & Staff Honored

    As the 2017–2018 school year concluded, St. Mark’s faculty and staff gathered one last time before dispersing for the summer.
  • Davis Bailey ’18

    Seniors Honored

    As St. Mark’s honored all of the incredible Marksmen of the Class of 2018, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini presented the three major School prizes.
  • (photos courtesy of Scripps National Spelling Bee)

    The Wordsmith

    A sixth-grade Marksman can officially call himself one of the best spellers in the nation.
  • Dr. Balog Receives Rogers Award

    At the Upper School Final Assembly, the Alumni Association honored Dr. Steve Balog as the 2018 recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
  • Word Masters

    For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Mark’s fourth-grade class finished first in the nationwide WordMasters Challenge.
  • The sixth-grade state champions in science and math.

    State Champion Mathletes

    The Middle School Math Team added up some impressive victories at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association Competition in San Antonio, over the weekend of April 21, 2018.
  • Spirit Up!

    The senior class may have only a few weeks left in their St. Mark's career, but the men of the Class of 2018 have made a lasting impact on the spirit of life at 10600 Preston Road.
  • photo by Jonathan Taylor ’19 (cropped original)

    Top Photographers

    For the 12th consecutive year, St. Mark’s Photography has been named the “Top Program” by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.
  • Mrs. McDermott shares wisdom with Marksmen from the Class of 2015 during a lunch at the Headmaster's Residence.

    St. Mark's Mourns Beloved Leader

    It is with a deep sense of sadness that the St. Mark’s School of Texas community mourns the loss of one of its most beloved friends and benefactors, Mrs. Margaret Milam McDermott, who died today at the age of 106.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Honored

    On April 20, 2018, at the Spring Alumni Dinner, the St. Mark’s Alumni Board recognized John Nance ’64 as the latest recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  • Honoring Scholastic Achievement

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 18 students were inducted into the St. Mark’s chapter of the Society.
  • Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

    Each year, the United States Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. This year, Perry Naseck ’18 and Kevin Feng ’18 are among the 630 students nationwide to be named semifinalists.
  • Bridging Cultures

    Despite being the youngest competitor, Warner Hartnett ’24 placed third in the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition held at the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, on April 7, 2018.
  • Building a Dream Home

    For more than a decade, Marksmen have helped local families move into their dream home. On Saturday, March 24, 2018, students, parents, faculty, and staff from St. Mark’s and Hockaday helped dedicate their 13th Habitat for Humanity house. 
  • Historic Choir Visit

    Three decades ago, the St. Mark’s Choir began its tradition of international travel by performing its first Evensong abroad at Magdalen College Chapel in Oxford, England.
  • Publications Go For Gold

    St. Mark’s 2016–2017 student publications from across campus won national acclaim at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s National Conference over spring break.
  • Members of St. Mark's Advanced Latin Team

    Mastering the Classics

    Sixteen Upper Schoolers performed brilliantly in the Texas State Junior Classical League’s Area C competition at Ft. Worth Country Day School in February.
  • Journalist of the Year

    Kobe Roseman ’18, editor of The ReMarker, has been named “Texas High School Journalist of the Year” for 2018 by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.
  • Commencement Speaker Announced

    In consultation with the senior class officers and sponsors, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced the selection of Dr. Michael Sorrell as the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2018.
  • Sam Goldfarb ’20 and John Dorie ’63

    Called to Serve

    During his summer break in 2017, Samuel Goldfarb ’20 spent a week honing his skills as a Civil Air Patrolman at the Lone Star Emergency Services Academy (LESA).
  • A Witness to History

    Last week, Upper School history students heard from a special guest speaker, Brigadier General Jerry Boykin (USA RET).
  • Batter Up!

    Just across from Arthur P. Ruff Field, two brand new batting cages are ready for varsity baseball practice, thanks to the generosity of Ricki and Andy Rabin.
  • Mathletes Equal Victory

    On Saturday, February 10, a team of Middle Schoolers earned second place at the local chapter-level MathCounts competition, held at SMU.
  • Celebrating A Timeless Tradition

    On Saturday, February 24, 2018, more than 600 parents, faculty, staff, and guests gathered on campus to celebrate A Timeless Tradition during this year’s Celebrate St. Mark’s.
  • Bush Center Hosts Alumni

    On February 13, 2018, more than 150 alumni and guests gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas for the latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
  • Fighting Hunger with Art

    St. Mark’s ceramicists are doing their part to help end hunger in the Dallas area.
  • TPSMEA All-State Choir

    All-State Marksmen Musicians

    This year, nearly two dozen Marksmen earned a spot in the TPSMEA’s All-State Band, Jazz Band, Choir, or Orchestra. 
  • College Deans of Admission Share Insights

    On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, College Counseling Office hosted its annual College Deans of Admission Program.
  • Model UN Competes at Yale

    A delegation of 12 Marksmen and two teachers traveled to Connecticut to participate in Yale University’s 44th Model United Nations Conference over the weekend of January 18–21.
  • 4th Graders Achieve Highest Honors

    A team from the Class of 2026 achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge – a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.
  • Presidential Scholar Finalist

    Perry Naseck ’18 was named one of ten national finalists in the 2018 YoungArts program in the category of Design Art.
  • Topping Off Ceremony Marks Milestone

    On Thursday, January 11, St. Mark’s celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the Winn Science Center.
  • Centennial Hall Dedicated to Holtberg

    On Tuesday, January 9, 2017, St. Mark’s Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution honoring the School’s longest-serving Headmaster. A plaque and inscription were added to Centennial Hall, rededicating it as the “Arnold E. Holtberg Academic Center.”
  • Literary Festival Welcomes Authors

    St. Mark’s ended the first week of 2018 with the eleventh annual Literary Festival.
  • Community Celebrates the Season

    On the morning of December 15, 2017, the entire St. Mark’s student body gathered in the W. W. Browning, Jr., Great Hall with faculty, staff, parents, and alumni for the annual All-School Christmas Party.
  • Choir Performs Lessons & Carols

    To help ring in the holiday season, St. Mark's Choir sang its 66th Festival of Lessons & Carols on Tuesday, December 12, in the St. Mark's Chapel.
  • Seniors Aim to Collect 2,018 Gifts

    The holiday season is underway and that means the Senior Class is once again encouraging the St. Mark’s community to give back. 
  • Alumnus, Former CIA Analyst, Speaks to Seniors

    For its tenth annual Senior Leadership Dinner, the Character and Leadership Development Program invited Ned Price ’01 to speak to the Class of 2018.
  • J.J. Connolly Master Teaching Chair Announced

    Thanks to the support of a dedicated group of alumni, the J. J. Connolly Master Teaching Chair was announced before Mr. Connolly’s passing in 2014. The Chair reached full funding early this year and will come online at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Model UN Team Earns Honors

    In just its second year, St. Mark's Model United Nations team earned numerous honors at the Baylor University Model United Nations Conference earlier this month.
  • Lower School Cub Scouts thank Coach Arredondo for his service.

    Marksmen Honor and Learn From Veterans

    As Americans pause to remember our veterans, students at St. Mark’s have taken opportunities to both honor and learn from those who served.
  • School Names Head of Middle School

    At a special meeting of the faculty this morning, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced that, after a nationwide search, Dean Clayman has been selected to serve as St. Mark’s Head of Middle School. In addition, Jason Lange will continue serving as Assistant Head of Middle School.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Visits Campus

    St. Mark’s welcomed Distinguished Alumnus Robert Edsel ’75 back to campus as the Willard E. Walker, Jr. ’66 Visiting Scholar.
  • Area Teachers Attend Institute

    On Friday, October 27, more than 75 teachers from across North Texas gathered on campus for the 2017 St. Mark’s Teacher Institute.
  • Dr. Alex Eastman

    School Hosts First Responder Training

    On Thursday, October 26, 2017, more than 40 health and security professionals from across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area gathered on St. Mark’s campus for a Stop the Bleed training.
  • Renowned Paleoanthropologist Visits Campus

    Paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger returned to campus on Tuesday, October 10, to share some of the newest discoveries from his excavation of Homo naledi at Rising Star Cave in South Africa.
  • Marksmen Host Debate Tournament

    Last Friday, as most of the School enjoyed a day off, members of St. Mark’s Debate Team were hard at work hosting the 2017 Heart of Texas Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament.
  • Senior Named Siemens Competition Semifinalist

    Cal Rothkrug ’18 has been named a regional finalist and a national semifinalist in the Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science, and technology for high school students.
  • Alumni Mentor Students

    One of the greatest assets to St. Mark’s alumni is the power of the Marksman Network. The brotherhood forged on campus extends across decades, growing stronger with each generation.
  • Marksmen Win Chinese Competition

    On Saturday, September 30, 2017, 26 Marksmen were recognized as winners in the 2017 Chinese Calligraphy Competition hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Junior Wins Piano Competition

    Last summer, Dylan Liu ’19 spent the first few weeks of his summer vacation hard at work practicing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto, No.1 five hours a day.
  • School Mourns Loss of Thelma Levells

    St. Mark’s mourns the loss of beloved cafeteria worker Thelma Levells, who passed away on September 23, 2017.
  • Marksmen Support Hurricane Recovery

    As communities along the Gulf Coast continue recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Marksmen are doing what they can to help out their fellow Texans.
  • Photo courtesy of UTD News Center

    Alumnus Leads EMT Team

    Umer Nadir ’15 is helping lead a campus-based emergency medical response group at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • A Call from South Africa

    During their weekly Assembly on September 13, 2017, St. Mark’s Middle Schoolers heard from surprise guests on the other side of the planet.
  • Ten of this year's 13 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

    Forty-Seven Seniors Honored

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 13 members of the Class of 2018 as Semifinalists based on each student’s 2016 PSAT/NMSQTscores.
  • Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini, Amy Pool, Sally Genecov, and Lisa and David Genecov ’82

    New Master Teacher Announced

    At a special faculty meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini shared the exciting news of a new endowed teaching position.
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    As flood waters recede from the Texas coast, the St. Mark’s community is answering the calls for help.
  • Headmaster Addresses Community

    Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini offers thoughts, prayers, and support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Students Explore West Texas

    In June 2017, four members of the St. Mark’s Science Department led ten Upper Schoolers on a scientific expedition through West Texas where they explored the world both above and below.
  • 111th School Year Begins

    On the morning of Tuesday, August 22, 2017, St. Mark’s School of Texas welcomed 879 boys to campus for its 111th first day of school. Across 10600 Preston Road, students filed into class, greeted their teachers, and got to know their classmates.
  • A New Lunch Experience

    St. Mark’s looks to ensure excellence in every component of campus life, including in the Great Hall. Within its new strategic plan, Goals for St. Mark’s IV, the School reiterates its commitment to “provide daily lunches that are healthy, nutritious, and widely appealing.” This summer, with the retirement of Sally Stephens, Director of Food Services for 23 years, the School took the opportunity to take a fresh look at the St. Mark’s dining experience.
  • Teachers Share Lessons

    On Wednesday, August 16, St. Mark’s faculty and staff returned to campus to officially begin the 2017–2018 school year.
  • Graduate Send-Off 2017

    Before embarking on the next chapter in their lives, recent graduates from the Class of 2017 gathered on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, for the annual Graduate Send-Off hosted by Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini.
  • Students Learn From Congressman

    Twelve Marksmen recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they participated in the 2017 Pete Sessions Leadership and Growth Program (PSLGP).
  • Choir Tours England

    In July 2017, the St. Mark’s Choir embarked on a 17-day tour of England, performing in some of the most famous cathedrals in Europe. Choirmaster Tinsley Silcox, Organist and Assistant Choirmaster Glenn Stroh, and five faculty chaperones led 40 choristers. The 16th biennial trip, once again, gave Marksmen the opportunity to revel in different cultures and share their talents with the world.
  • Marksmen journalists collaborate with other students at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association summer workshop in New York

    Journalists Hard at Work

    While the St. Mark’s campus is fairly quiet over the summer months, the journalism suite is always buzzing with activity. Throughout the summer, students have been hard at work on the 2017–2018 editions of the Marksmen yearbook and The ReMarker student newspaper.
  • Mrs. Santosuosso teaches Upper School students

    A History of "Special Ops"

    This year, St. Mark’s History Department is offering a one-of-a-kind elective course: A History of “Special Ops” since 1945.
  • Will Forbes ’18 with his fellow Dallas Morning News summer interns

    Marksman Makes the News

    It’s not uncommon to find St. Mark’s students in the news, but this summer one Marksman is literally making the news.
  • Another Record Year

    On June 30, 2017, the curtain closed on another record year for the St. Mark’s Fund. During the 2016–2017 fiscal year, more than 3,200 alumni, parents, and friends of the School contributed a record-breaking $4.1 million.
  • Photographing the World

    Journeying to the other side of the world, 15 Marksmen and five faculty chaperones took their cameras on a photography trip to Bhutan, a small country nestled beneath China.
  • Class of 2002 Breaks Record

    In April, the Class of 2002 celebrated their 15th Reunion during Alumni Weekend 2017.
  • The Students Become the Teachers

    While St. Mark’s students have disbanded for the summer break, the learning doesn’t stop at 10600 Preston Road.
  • Crews dismantle the Lower School playground for transport to the Dominican Republic.

    St. Mark’s Donates Playground

    Construction is underway on the Winn Science Center as construction crews begin clearing the ground for the new building.
  • 50th Reunion Marks Milestone

    During Alumni Weekend in April 2017, the Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th Reunion. 
  • Warren Foxworth ’66 is honored for his retirement

    Faculty and Staff Honored

    As the 2016–2017 school year concluded, St. Mark’s faculty and staff gathered one last time before dispersing for the summer. 
  • Class of ’97 Breaks Record

    The Class of 1997 celebrated their Reunion in historic fashion. They rallied together to break the 20th Reunion giving record, raising more than $132,000 by Alumni Weekend in April 2017. 
  • Gopal Raman ’17

    Senior Awards Announced

    On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Marksmen of the Class of 2017 donned their white dinner jackets and walked across the stage on the Cecil & Ida Green Commencement Theater, crossing the threshold from student to alumnus.
  • Warren Foxworth ’66 and Alan Schoellkopf ’91, Alumni Association President

    Mr. Foxworth Receives Rogers Award

    On Friday, May 19, 2017, at Upper School Final Assembly, Warren Foxworth ’66, retiring Head of Middle School, was awarded the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award. 
  • Groundbreaking for New Science Center

    On the afternoon of May 9, 2017, more than 150 Trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and students gathered together for the groundbreaking of the Winn Science Center and McDermott-Green Science Building. The School community celebrated the past and looked forward to the future of science education at St. Mark’s.
  • Upper School Quiz Bowl Team

    Quiz Bowl Teams Wins State

    For the first time in its ten year history, the Upper School Academic Team won the Texas State Championship on Saturday, May 6. 
  • Freshman Wins Chinese Competition

    On Sunday, April 23, 2017, Sam Ahmed ’20 won first place at the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition for the Southern Region, United States. 
  • Photography Named Top Program

    Over the weekend of April 29, 2017, St. Mark’s hosted the Association of Texas Photography Instructors’ Top Program competition.
  • Cum Laude Society Induction

    On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, St. Mark’s held its annual Cum Laude Society induction ceremony.
  • Alumni Return to Campus

    Alumni Weekend 2017 brought together Marksmen from eight decades as they returned to campus to reconnect with one another, their former teachers, and their alma mater.
  • Seniors Named McDermott Scholars

    Cameron Bossalini ’17 and Chirag Gokani ’17 have been named Eugene McDermott Scholars by the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • The 2016 Yearbook Staff

    Yearbook Wins National Award

    Over the weekend of April 8, the National Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2016 Marksmen yearbook with its prestigious Pacemaker award. 
  • ISAS Fine Arts Festival

    On Thursday, April 6, more than 140 St. Mark’s students and faculty traveled to the Casady School in Oklahoma City for the 50th annual ISAS Arts Festival.
  • photo by William Hall ’18

    Photographers Sweep Contest

    On March 30, 2017, Marksmen photographers received half of all awards given at the 35th Annual Texas High School Shootout, including Best in Show, awarded to William Hall ’18.
  • Serving and Learning

    For the students in the Class of 2021, this year’s Community Service event on Saturday, April 1, was an opportunity to both serve and learn.
  • Marksmen Artists On Display

    Andrew Chuka ’17 received second place for sculpture in the 2017 Young American Talent (YAT) competition.
  • Lower School Hosts Goodwill Drive

    This week, the Lower School is hosting its annual Goodwill Drive on campus.
  • DISD Nominates St. Mark’s Volunteers

    For the second year in a row, St. Mark’s has been recognized as an Outstanding Organization Partner finalist by the Dallas Independent School District.
  • Avery Powell ’16 accepts a Gold Crown Award for St. Mark's

    Publications Win National Awards

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) honored St. Mark’s three major Upper School publications and the Middle School literary magazine with its highest awards.
  • The team visits Snagov Monastery

    Spring Break in Romania

    As they prepare to compete for their fourth straight Texas State Championship, the varsity water polo team spent Spring Break in Bucharest, Romania, the childhood home of St. Mark’s Varsity Water Polo and Swim Coach Mihai Oprea.
  • Malala Chosen for Leadership Wall

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Lower School added the newest member to its Leadership Wall: Malala Yousafzai.
  • Students Advance in Physics Olympiad

    Kevin Feng ’18 and Nicholas Tsao ’20 qualified as semifinalists for the United States National Physics Olympiad.
  • Will Ferenc ’09 discusses a recent rocket launch by SpaceX

    4th Annual STEM Conference

    Four distinguished guests visited campus as part of the fourth annual STEM Conference, sharing their vast experience with students and giving firsthand accounts of the latest developments in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Math Team Competes in Boston

    On February 18, 2017, the top eight mathletes from the Upper School Math Team competed in the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Ken Hersh ’81 at the 2015 Spring Alumni Dinner

    Commencement Speaker Announced

    Ken Hersh ’81 has been selected as the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2017.
  • 21 Seniors Named NMS Finalists

    Twenty-one members of the senior class have been named Finalists in the 2016–2017 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. 
  • Community Celebrates the Journey

    On Saturday, February 18, 2017, more than 600 parents, faculty, staff, and guests gathered on campus to Celebrate the Journey during this year’s Celebrate St. Mark’s.
  • Volunteer of the Year

    Last Friday, January 10, Eddie Yang ’17 received the Rays of Lights Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Journalist of the Year

    Rish Basu ’17, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper has been named the 2017 Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators
  • St. Mark’s Hosts Visiting Scholar

    Brought by the Willard E. Walker, Jr. ’66 Visiting Scholar Program, pianist Dr. Alex McDonald shared his love of music with students in all twelve grades.
  • Alumni Visit Old Parkland

    On Thursday, February 2, 2017, more than 150 alumni and guests gathered at the Old Parkland Campus in Dallas for the latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series featuring Harlan Crow, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings.
  • Lions Prepare for "Blizzard"

    On Friday, February 3, the St. Mark’s community is invited to the Winter Sports Spirit Night: Fan Blizzard 2017.
  • Students Turn Off Their Screens

    Starting yesterday, January 29, 2017, the Lower School began its annual “Screen-Free Awareness Week” that will end Saturday, February 4.
  • Neal Shusterman (left) and Wil Haygood (right) speaking with students

    Bestselling Authors Visit Campus

    Last week, two New York Times bestselling authors visited campus. One is a prominent young adult writer and recipient of the National Book Award. The other is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist whose story inspired the 2013 movie The Butler.
  • AP Photo by Nam Y. Huh

    Alumnus Concludes Stellar Season

    On Sunday, January 23, 2017, Ty Montgomery ’11 concluded a second stellar NFL season with the Green Back Packers.
  • Putting the

    Putting the “A” in STEAM

    On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Parents’ Associations of St. Mark’s and Hockaday came together on the Hockaday campus for their annual general membership meeting. 
  • Literary Festival Welcomes Writers

    On Friday, January 6, St. Mark’s welcomed five distinguished writers to campus for the tenth annual Literary Festival.
  • Christian McClain ’17

    Seniors Named YoungArts Finalists

    Two Marksmen have been named finalists in the 2017 YoungArts program in the category of Design Arts: Christian McClain ’17 and Hyer Thomas ’17.
  • Marksmen Faceoff in NFL

    On Sunday, December 18, Sam Acho ’07 and Ty Montgomery ’11 faced off in the Packers/Bears game in Chicago.
  • Community Celebrates the Holidays

    On the morning of December 16, 2016, the entire St. Mark’s student body gathered in the W. W. Browning, Jr., Great Hall with faculty, staff, parents, and alumni for the annual All-School Christmas Party.
  • Students Attend Diversity Conference

    In early November, four St. Mark's students attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Season of Giving

    On Thursday, December 8, more than two dozen Marksmen, Hockadaisies, faculty, and the Headmaster traveled to Austin Street Center to distribute hot meals.
  • School Addresses Community

    On Friday, November 25, 2016, St. Mark’s School of Texas released a statement from the Headmaster.
  • Tim Simenc ’15 (back row, second player from the left) and his teammates celebrate their NCAA Championship

    Marksman an NCAA Champ

    Tim Simenc ’15 and his teammates on the UC Berkley Golden Bears water polo team won the 2016 NCAA Water Polo Championship.
  • Model UN Competition

    The St. Mark’s Model United Nations club (MARKMUN) participated in its first interscholastic conference on Saturday, November 12.
  • Publications Honored

    St. Mark’s student-produced yearbook and newspaper were both recently honored with national awards.
  • A Time of Thanksgiving

    On Thursday morning, the entire student body joined faculty and staff in the W. W. Browning, Jr., Great Hall to celebrate All-School Thanksgiving Convocation.
  • Math Team Equals Victories

    On October 22, 2016, the St. Mark’s Upper School Math Team competed in the Texas A&M math contest in College Station, Texas. 
  • Marksman Wins Jeopardy!

    On Monday, November 14, dozens of St. Mark’s students, teachers, and parents gathered in Graduate Hall to watch the nightly episode of Jeopardy! It was a surreal experience for one Marksman, who sat in the crowd watching himself compete on the national gameshow.
  • McDonald’s Week Kicks Off

    On Monday morning, November 14, the Class of 2018 kicked off their annual McDonald’s Week fundraiser in support of Austin Street Center.
  • Bestselling Author Visits Campus

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1–2, St. Mark’s welcomed Casey Sherman, bestseller author, journalist, screenwriter, and storyteller.
  • Seniors Mentor Freshmen

    Last week, the Class of 2017 hosted the second-annual Senior/Freshman mentoring breakfast in the amphitheater before school.
  • Annual Report Reflects on 2015–2016

    This week, St. Mark’s School of Texas released its online Annual Report for the 2015–2016 year.
  • Marksmen Lead ISAS Schools

    In a special ceremony on October 7, 2016, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin installed St. Mark’s own Chris Gunnin ’90 as its 12th Head of School.
  • Students Celebrate International Week

    Each October, St. Mark’s celebrates International Week with a series of activities, both in and out of the classroom, highlighting our world’s diverse languages and cultures.
  • St. Mark's Celebrates Homecoming

    More than 600 alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and friends returned to 10600 Preston Road for Homecoming 2016.
  • Teacher Featured in Art Exhibition

    This month, industrial arts instructor John Frost is one of three artists featured in Texas Christian University’s Home Base Alumni Exhibition.
  • Investing with a Purpose

    On October 18, 2016, Alex Duran, a Dallas-area finance professional representing “Portfolios with Purpose” (PwP), introduced St. Mark’s economics students to the cyberspace universe of fantasy stock market investing.
  • Sophomore Competes in Triathlon

    Jayan Joshi ’19 finished 33rd out of 75 with the 16th fastest run in the 2016 USA Youth and Junior Elite Triathlon National Championship. 
  • ReMarker Named National Winner

    The ReMarker student newspaper has been named a national Crown winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the highest award given by the organization. 
  • Bestselling Author Visits Campus

    On October 3, 2016, New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale visited campus to teach and entertain boys in grades 3–5.
  • Learning to Respectfully Disagree

    Students from St. Mark’s and other Dallas private schools came together to learn how to talk about today’s issues and, more important, how to respectfully listen to the other side.
  • Lit Mags Named National Finalists

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association honored St. Mark’s two literary magazines as national finalists.
  • Greetings from Camp Hockamark's

    On Friday, September 23, 2016, hundreds of Marksmen and Hockadaisies attended Camp Hockamark’s: Fun Day 2016.
  • (left to right) Jack Herz, Parker Kirby ’17, Ethan Muse, Nehemiah McGowan ’17, Kannan Sharma ’18, and Sahit Dendekuri ’19

    Marksmen Named Eagle Scouts

    On September 18, 2016, St. Mark’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 730 held a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor, awarding six scouts the highest attainable rank in the program.
  • Senior Trains Guide Dogs

    Henry Roberts ’17 and his yellow Labrador guide dog in training, Dutch, were invited to Globe Life Park earlier this month for a special presentation.
  • Marathon Weekend for Debate

    Max Wang ’19 and Harris Wilson ’18 finished a marathon of competition that lasted through 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night, September 19, in the octafinals of the Greenhill Fall Classic debate tournament.
  • National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

    53 Senior Honored

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 22 members of the Class of 2017 as Semifinalists and 31 were named Commended Scholars. Statuses are based on each student’s 2015 PSAT/NMSQTscores.
  • Marksman Honored at The White House

    On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Gopal Raman ’17 was officially appointed as one of five members of the Class of 2016 National Student Poets during a special ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House.
  • John Frost

    Exhibit Features Faculty Art

    Visitors to campus will find a new art exhibit on display in the lobby of Nearburg Hall.
  • Community Roars at Lion Pride Night

    On Friday, August 26, 2016, more than 1,100 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered for St. Mark’s second annual all-school spirit party, Lion Pride Night. 
  • ReMarker named Pacemaker Finalist

    The 2015–2016 ReMarker student newspaper has been named a finalist for the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association, headquartered in Minneapolis, the highest award given by the national organization.
  • 110th School Year Begins

    On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, St. Mark’s School of Texas welcomed 865 boys to campus for its 110th first day of school.
  • John Perryman and Doug Rummel

    New Master Teachers Announced

    At the opening faculty/staff meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini shared two exciting announcements.
  • Freshmen Return from Pecos

    Hours before sunrise on August 12, 2016, the Class of 2020 returned from more than a week spent in the great outdoors.
  • Security Team Welcomes Veteran Officers

    This summer, St. Mark’s welcomed three new members to the security team.
  • Graduate Send-Off 2016

    Recent graduates from the Class of 2016 gathered on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, for the annual Graduate Send-Off hosted by Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini.
  • Observatory Summer Field Trip

    In July 2016, nine Upper School students and four science faculty members visited The University of Texas McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, Texas.
  • New Calendar Online

    The 2016–2017 school calendar is now available online at
  • Scott Hunt on his

    Teachers' Summer Travels

    This summer, more than 70 faculty and staff members traveled across the United States and the globe, furthering their own education with experiences they will bring back to the classroom.
  • Another Record Year

    As the curtain closed at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016, more than 3,300 alumni, parents, and friends of the School contributed a record-breaking $3.79 million to the St. Mark’s Fund.
  • Alumni outside of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

    LA Alumni Club Tours SpaceX

    On June 16, 2016, the Committee hosted its inaugural event at the headquarters of SpaceX, the private aerospace manufacturer and space travel company.
  • Faculty Present at International Conference

    On June 26, 2016, a group of 16 St. Mark’s teachers and administrators attended the International Boys Schools’ Coalition summer conference at St. George’s School in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
  • Elva Eichenwald with son Kurt ’79 and daughter-in-law Theresa at the 2015 Spring Alumni Dinner

    School Mourns Elva Eichenwald

    Former School Nurse, Mrs. Elva Eichenwald, died on Friday, June 24, 2016, at her home in Dallas.
  • President George W. Bush, Ken Hersh ’81, and Executive Director Holly Kuzmich. Photo credit: George W. Bush Presidential Center

    Ken Hersh ’81 Leads Bush Center

    On May 31, 2016, St. Mark’s past Board President and Distinguished Alumnus Ken Hersh ’81 assumed the role of President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
  • School Hosts Future Leaders Program

    This past week, St. Mark’s hosted the Future Leader’s Boot Camp, an extension of the Future Leaders Program, which provides a week of instruction to local high school students.
  • Students Become Teachers

    As summer begins, the 2016 Brendan Court ’06 Summer Enrichment Program has been in full swing.
  • Texas Instruments Honors Senior

    Texas Instruments has named Kevin Wu ‘16 as one of only 23 recipients of the Jerry R. Junkins National Merit Scholarship.
  • Evans and wife Judy at St. Mark's Homecoming 2011

    School Mourns Loss of Evans Mank

    St. Mark’s School of Texas mourns the loss of long-time faculty member Evans Mank, who passed away on May 28, 2016, in Dallas. 
  • Class President Philip Montgomery ’16 announces their gift

    Seniors Announce Legacy Gift

    On Friday, May 20, 2016, during the Senior/Alumni Luncheon, Senior Class President Philip Montgomery ’16 presented the Class of 2016’s Legacy Gift.
  • Charlie Rubarth ’20

    Middle School Awards Announced

    On May 24, 2016, Middle School students ended the year with a special final assembly. Head of Middle School Warren Foxworth ’66 announced several awards and presented the eighth grade Class of 2020.
  • Jackson Cole ’16, recipient of the Headmaster's Cup

    Senior Awards Announced

    On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Class of 2016 celebrated Commencement and Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini announced the recipients of the three Major Awards
  • Mr. Gendason Receives Ralph B. Rogers Award

    At Upper School Final Assembly, Casey Gendason, Associate Director of College Counseling, was awarded the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
  • Baccalaureate Honors Seniors

    The Class of 2016 was honored on the night of Tuesday, May 17, 2016, during Baccalaureate, their last chapel service as a class.
  • Fourth and sixth graders complete a team-building exercise.

    Middle Schoolers Mentor 4th Grade

    The sixth-grade Class of 2022 gathered on campus with the fourth-grade Class of 2024 to share a picnic and some wisdom with the rising Middle Schoolers.
  • Alumni Dine with Scott Gottlich ’94

    On Thursday, May 12, 2016, 80 alumni and guests joined Chef Scott Gottlich ’94 at his restaurant, 18th & Vine, for the final Alumni Leadership Speaker Series event of the 2015–2016 school year.
  • The 10 fourth graders who earned perfect scores on the first WordMasters test, out of only 50 perfect scorers in the nation.

    National WordMasters Champions

    The fourth grade class is making headlines for finishing first nationally in their division of the 2015–2016 WordMaster Challenge.
  • Arno Goetz ’16

    Photography Named Top Program

    St. Mark's photography program has been named Top Program for the tenth consecutive year by the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI).
  • Alumni Return to Campus

    Alumni Weekend 2016 brought together Marksmen from more than six decades as they returned to campus to reconnect with one another, their former teachers, and their alma mater.
  • Scholar Athlete of the Month

    A news crew from NBC 5 surprised Bryce Killian ’16 in his ceramics class, announcing that he was selected as the Wingstop Scholar Athlete of the Month, recognizing his outstanding performance both on and off the playing field.
  • Board of Trustees President Taylor Wilson ’81, Arnie & Jan Holtberg, and Eugene McDermott Headmaster David Dini

    Jan Holtberg Reading Room Dedicated

    On Saturday, April 16, 2016, alumni and guests gathered to witness the dedication of the Jan L. Holtberg Reading Room on the second floor of Centennial Hall.
  • Marksmen Inducted into Cum Laude Society

    On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, St. Mark’s inducted nine members of the Class of 2016 and nine members of the Class of 2016 into the Cum Laude Society.
  • The ReMarker

    Publications Win Gold Crowns

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) honored St. Mark’s three major Upper School publications with its highest awards.
  • Debate Team Wins National Championship

    The team of Ansh Khullar ’16 and Ammar Plumber ’16 have won the National Debate Coaches Association’s 2016 National Championship.
  • Joshua Choe ’16 with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Minor Planets named for Student and Teacher

    For reaching finalist status in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), Joshua Choe ’16 and his nominating teacher Mark Adame now have two minor planets named for them.
  • Alan Stern ’75 oversees the Pluto flyby

    Smithsonian Honors Alumnus

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum honored NASA’s New Horizons Mission Team, led by Alan Stern ’75, with its 2016 Current Achievement Trophy.
  • Seniors Nominated as Presidential Scholars

    Seven seniors have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.
  • Former Nurse "Mrs. E." Honored

    St. Mark’s dedicated the Nurse’s Office in honor of beloved former nurse Elva Eichenwald.
  • Students Vote for Leadership Wall

    Lower School students took to the polls today to vote for this year’s addition to the Leadership Wall.
  • Freshmen Present Shakespeare Papers

    Fourteen ninth grade students attended a colloquium on Shakepeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream hosted by Greenhill School.
  • Mark Stevens ’05

    STEM Conference Welcomes Scientists

    St. Mark’s welcomed five industry-leading scientists and doctors to campus for the 2016 STEM Conference, celebrating careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
  • Juniors Advance in Physics Olympiad

    Kevin Choi ’17 and Daran Zhao ’17 qualified as semifinalists for the United States National Physics Olympiad.
  • Ansh Khullar ’16 and Ammar Plumber ’16 hold their semifinalist trophy from the Montgomery Bell Academy debate tournament.

    Debate Continues Strong Season

    St. Mark's debate students compete in tournaments across the nation.
  • Senior Named Journalist of the Year

    Will Clark, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper, has been named the 2016 Texas High School Journalist of the Year.
  • National Merit Scholarship Names Finalists

    Twenty-five members of the senior class have been named Finalists in the 2016 Competition for National Merit Scholarships.
  • Victoribus Spolia!

    Seventeen members of the St. Mark’s Classics Club participated in the Texas State Junior Classical League Area C Convention at Lewisville High School.
  • Student Films Selected for SXSW

    Two films produced by St. Mark's film studies students were selected as finalists for the Texas High School Film Competition at the South by South West Film Festival.
  • Stephen Houpt and Amy Elhoff Harms perform their music.

    Physics Teacher Releases Album

    St. Mark's physics teacher Stephen Houpt has been performing his music to live audiences and has recently released an album.
  • School Welcomes Admission Deans

    The Deans of Admission from four universities met with parents and students amid the frenzy of the college admission season.
  • Crew Hull Dedicated to Teacher

    The Bruce C. Westrate was christened in a special ceremony with the varsity crew.
  • Senior Named National Science Finalist

    Joshua Choe ’16 has been named a national finalist in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search and is the only finalist representing Texas.
  • Dr. Beck Weathers Shares Everest Survival Story

    The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series welcomed Dr. Beck Weathers to share his story of surviving one of the worst climbing accidents on Mount Everest.
  • Dallas Mayor Speaks to Parents

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was the guest speaker at the annual Joint Meeting of the St. Mark's and Hockaday Parents' Associations.
  • Literary Festival Welcomes Writers

    Five renowned writers visited campus during the ninth annual St. Mark's Literary Festival.
  • Musicians Selected for All-State

    A number of Marksmen have been selected as All-State musicians by the Texas Private School Music Educators Association.
  • Community Celebrates the Holidays

    The Christmas break officially began with the All-School Christmas Party.
  • Steve Miller ’61 performs at Celebrate St. Mark's 2015

    Marksman Voted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Steve Miller ’61 has been named a 2016 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Graduate Hall Celebrates Past and Future

    St. Mark's officially unveiled its newly renovated study hall, featuring the names of more than 5,400 graduates engraved on the walls.
  • Grandparents Welcomed to Campus

    More than 500 grandparents and friends spent the day with their Marksmen.
  • Alumnus Shares Experience at Leadership Dinner

    Marksman and businessman Chris Lee ’96 shared some of his professional experience with the Class of 2016 at the annual Senior Leadership Dinner.
  • No Shave November for Men's Health

    Upper School students raised money and awareness for men's health through No Shave November.
  • St. Mark’s Fund Off to a Strong Start

    Every year, the St. Mark's Fund provides an opportunity for the community to contribute to the overall excellence at 10600 Preston Road.
  • Visiting Scholar Shares His Art

    The Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar Program brought award-winning artist, author, and children's book illustrator Eugene Yelchin to campus.
  • Schools Welcome Bestselling Author

    The Common Ground Speaker Series welcomed New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni to campus, where he discussed his new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admission Mania.
  • Joshua Choe ’16 at a meeting of the St. Mark's iGEM Team.

    Marksman Contributes to Research Paper

    After assisting in medical search at UTD, Joshua Choe ’16 collected enough data to earn a co-first authorship in a major research paper on cancer cells.
  • Choir Kicks Off Season

    The St. Mark's Chapel was filled with music this Sunday as the Choir performed its first Evensong of the year.
  • Educators Exchange Ideas at Teacher Institute

    One hundred Texas educators visited St. Mark's for the biennial Teacher Institute.
  • Dr. Berger presents Mr. Mead with one of the first casts of Homo naledi.

    Explorer Shares Discovery with St. Mark’s

    World-famous paleoanthropologist Lee Berger visited St. Mark's to share the news of his recent discovery.
  • Mini-Marque Wins National Award

    The Middle School literary magazine won a special award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
  • Seniors Mentor Freshmen

    The Leadership & Ethics Council brings the oldest and youngest Upper Schoolers together for a special new program.
  • National Merit Scholarship Program Honors Seniors

    Nearly two-thirds of the Class of 2016 have been named Semifinalists or Commended Scholars for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Professor Lee Berger and John Mead together in South Africa.

    Teacher Takes Part in Historic Discovery

    One St. Mark's science teacher got a first-hand look at Homo naledi, the newly discovered species of human making headline news.
  • Community Roars at Lion Pride Night

    The opening home football game brought together the entire community for the first all-school spirit party. 
  • Alan Stern ’75 Surprises Faculty

    A month after he oversaw mankind's first successful flyby of Pluto, Dr. Alan Stern ’75 surprised faculty and staff at their opening meeting.
  • School Celebrates New Year

    Students returned to 10600 Preston Road as the 2015-2016 school year gets underway.
  • Freshman Class Returns from the Wild

    The Class of 2019 emerged from the annual Pecos Wilderness Trip after more than a week of living in the New Mexican national forrest.
  • Marksmen Sweep TEAMS Competition

    Upper School students took home some major awards at the national Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science Competition.
  • Alan Stern and his team watch data stream in from the New Horizons space craft. Photo Credit: NASA

    Dr. Alan Stern ’75 Discovers New Horizons

    Three billion miles away, the New Horizons probe is flying into history as Dr. Alan Stern ’75 leads the mission on Earth.
  • photo by G.J. McCarthy, Dallas Morning News

    Marksman’s App a National Finalist

    Sahitya Senapathy ’20 and his teammates are back in the news for their emergency response smartphone app.
  • Choir Tours North America

    Choristers performed in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Montréal as part of the Choir's 15th International Tour.
  • Middle School Awards Announced

    Several Middle School students received special commendations for their work during the 2014–2015 school year.
  • Senior Awards Announced

    Several members of the Class of 2015 were singled out for their dedication to St. Mark's.
  • 4th Graders Win National Competition

    The fourth-grade class solved some tough analogies to place first in the national WordMasters Challenge.
  • (left to right) Ken Hersh ’81, Craig Budner ’83, and David Campbell ’86.

    Ken Hersh ’81 Named Distinguished Alumnus

    At the 19th Annual Spring Alumni Dinner on Friday, April 24, 2015, Ken Hersh ’81 was honored as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Jurvetson '85 Leads Panel Discussion

    Read about and watch the Alumni Weekend panel discussion featuring Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson ’85.
  • Language Students Sweep National Competitions

    Marksmen distinguished themselves in several competitions across four different languages. 
  • Marksmen Win National Debate Competition

    Three Marksmen debaters won the 14th Annual International Public Policy Forums debate competition in New York City.
  • Marksmen Inducted into Cum Laude Society

    Eighteen members from the Classes of 2015 and 2016 were inducted into the Cum Laude Soceity.
  • Marksmen Shine at Latin Tournament

    Several Marksmen distinguished themselves at the Texas State Junior Classical League State Convention.
  • Marque students receiving their Gold Crown.

    Upper School Publications Garner National Acclaim

    Across the nation, St. Mark's journalists have been honored for their skill and achievement.
  • Junior Named To UNICEF High School National Council

    Henry Goldberg ’16 will join the United Nations Children’s Fund's High School National Council.
  • Three Marksmen Advance in Biology Olympiad

    Juniors Mitchell So, Akshay Malhotra, and sophomore Rohin Maganti advanced as semifinalists in the 2015 United States Biology Olympiad
  • ERB Testing This Month

    Throughout this month, students in grades 3–9 will participate in ERB-CTP standardized test.
  • Marksman Named Texas High School Journalist of the Year

    For a third consecutive year, a St. Mark's student has been named the Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.
  • Senior Named Physics Olympiad Semifinalist

    For the second year in a row, Raymond Guo ’15 has earned the distinction of semifinalist for the 2015 United States Physics Team.
  • Westminster Abbey Organist and Choirmaster Visits Campus

    Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar James O’Donnell visits campus for three days of Master Classes and performances with students. Highlights include a special recital for the community on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Steve Miller ’61 Celebrates St. Mark’s

    Parents and guests rocked out to the Steve Miller Band at this year's Celebrate St. Mark's.
  • Federal Reserve Welcomes Alumni

    Alumni gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to hear from President and CEO Richard W. Fisher in the latest installment of the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
  • Senior Signs with UC Berkeley Water Polo

    Timothy Simenc ’15 has signed on to play water polo at the University of California, Berkeley, capping off an amazing high school career. 
  • Sam Acho ’07 visiting with Lower School students in 2012.

    2015 Commencement Speaker Announced

    Marksman and NFL linebacker Sam Acho ’07 has been selected by the Class of 2015 as their Commencement Speaker.
  • Math Students Place First

    A team of Middle School math students took first place at the 2015 TSPE MathCounts Competition at SMU.
  • St. Mark’s Welcomes Beijing Students

    Six tenth-graders from Beijing #4 Middle & High School will spend the next few weeks studying at 10600 Preston Road.
  • DISD Superintendent Speaks with Parents

    During St. Mark's and Hockaday's annual Joint Meeting of the Parents' Association, parents got to hear from Mike Miles, Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District, and Todd Williams, Executive Director of COMMIT!
  • Literary Festival Draws Distinguished Writers

    A biographer, a poet, a novelist, a human-rights advocate, and an alumnus rounded out the panel of this year's Literary Festival.
  • Dr. David Heller performs on the organ.

    The New Sound of St. Mark's

    A special dedication recital introduced the new Roosevelt Family Pipe Organ to the Dallas community.
  • Services Planned for J.J. Connolly

    A funeral mass will be held on January 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church and a Memorial Service and Remembrance will be held on February 9, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Mark's School of Texas.
  • Students Earn Big in (Virtual) Stock Portfolio

    A team of fifth-graders earned a sizable return on their virtual $100,000 stock market investment as part of a state-wide economic education game.
  • Community Service Gift Drive Kicks Off

    Students have begun rallying the community to help them collect 2,015 gifts this holiday season.
  • Ben Naftalis ’15

    Marksmen Named YoungArts Finalists

    Six St. Mark's students received honors from the YoungArts Foundation for their artwork.
  • No Shave November Raises Awareness for Men’s Health

    Upper School students raised money and awareness for testicular cancer research by not shaving during the month of November.
  • Paleoanthropologist Returns to Campus

    Two years after his initial visit to St. Mark's, Professor Lee Berger returned to tell students about some new discoveries at his dig site in South Africa.
  • Debaters Win Back-to-Back Tournaments

    Two St. Mark's debaters won two tournaments in a single weekend.
  • <i>The ReMarker</i> Wins Pacemaker Award

    The student newspaper continued its winning streak by capturing the National Scholastic Press Association's top prize.
  • Jazz Musicians Selected for All-State

    Several St. Mark's students have been selected for a number of All-State and All-Region jazz bands.
  • Alumnus Shares His Shark Tank Experience

    After striking a deal on the reality show Shark Tank, Eric Kusin ’00 returned to St. Mark's to discuss his success and offer some business advice.
  • Five Choristers Selected for All-State

    After an intensive audition process, five members of the St. Mark's Upper School Choir will advance to the TPSMEA's All-State Choir. 
  • Visiting Scholar Shares Chinese Insights

    Dr. Harold Tanner, this year's Walker Visiting Scholar, shared his vast knowledge of Chinese language, history, and culture with students.
  • Winn Family Announces $10,000,000 Gift

    The Winn Family Foundation announced a gift of $10,000,000 to serve as the catalyst for a new state-of-the-art science center.
  • Spanish Teacher Translates Book

    Spanish teacher and Community Service Director Jorge Correa’s Spanish translation of Julie Hersh’s book Struck by Living was released with a special celebration at Dallas Children’s Theater. 
  • New Organ Plays First Chapel Service

    Middle Schoolers returned to the St. Mark's Chapel for the first time this year and heard an exciting new instrument accompanying their songs.
  • St. Mark's Celebrates Homecoming

    St. Mark's welcomed home hundreds of alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and friends for an evening of fun and football.
  • School Hosts National Debate Tournament

    The St. Mark's campus was buzzing this weekend as hundreds of students, coaches, and judges from all across the country participated in the Heart of Texas Invitational Debate Tournament.
  • 2nd Annual STEM Conference

    Three distinguished guests visited St. Mark's for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Conference.
  • DMN Publisher Shares Leadership Insights

    Dallas Morning News Publisher & CEO Jim Moroney spoke to a room full of upperclassmen about his views on leadership.
  • Student Newspaper Named National Finalist

    The National Scholastic Press Association has named The ReMarker a finalist for its prestigious Pacemaker Award.
  • Class of 2015 Semifinalists

    National Merit Scholarship Program Honors Seniors

    Twenty-nine members of the Class of 2015 were named Semifinalists and nineteen were named Commended Scholars for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • New Organ Installation Begins

    For the next month, crews will be hard at work assembling and voicing the Chapel's new organ.
  • Sophomore Publishes Book of Poems

    Last month, Gopal Raman ’17 returned to 10600 Preston Road as both a sophomore and the published author of Beyond the Edge.
  • Eighth-Grader Pitches Winning Idea

    Weeks before starting his eighth-grade year, Kyle Smith ’19 pitched a winning idea at AT&T's Fast Pitch Event in Las Vegas.
  • Reading Seminars Kick Off School Year

    Upper School students returned to campus today to discuss their summer reading with faculty and staff members.
  • Yearbook Receives National Acclaim 

    The 2013 Marksmen yearbook received recognition from one of the most prestigious printing organizations in the world.
  • Pecos Wilderness Trip Prepares to Depart

    The Class of 2018 prepares to embark on the Pecos Trip, a 10-day rite of passage for rising freshman led by faculty, alumni, and upperclassmen.
  • photo and video courtesy of The Monuments Men Foundation

    Alumnus Throws First Pitch at Yankee Stadium

    Best-selling author Robert Edsel ’75 threw out the first pitch to open a recent game in New York.
  • Senior Wins Gold with Team USA Water Polo

    Timothy Simenc ’15 and USA Water Polo's Men's Youth National Team earned their first gold on an international tournament tour.
  • Endowed Chair Named in Headmaster's Honor

    In honor of the School's longest-serving headmaster, the Arnold E. Holtberg Master Teaching Chair has been established and will be held by photography instructor Scott Hunt.
  • David Dini Becomes Eighteenth Headmaster

    Effective July 1, 2014, David Dini became St. Mark’s eighteenth Headmaster and in doing so began his twenty-first year of service at the School.
  • Marksmen Catch World Cup Fever

    Students on an international photography trip helped one South American country cheer on their team in the World Cup. 
  • photo by Vernon Bryant, Dallas Morning News

    Student Organizes Summer Camp

    One Marksman is serving his community by organizing a summer camp to teach youth around Dallas how to code, program, and even create their own video games.
  • Four Seniors Named National Merit Scholars

    Four members of the Class of 2014 have been named National Merit Scholars based on their outstanding academic performance.
  • Middle School Awards Announced

    At Middle School Final Assembly, several boys were recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, and citizenship.
  • Senior Awards Announced

    During Upper School Final Assembly and Commencement, several seniors received awards for their extraordinary contributions to the School throughout their St. Mark’s careers.
  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

    Halbert Bai was named valedicatorian and Vishal Gokani was named salutatorian of St. Mark's Class of 2014.
  • Dwight Phillips Receives Ralph B. Rogers Award

    At Upper School Final Assembly, Dwight Phillips was announced as this year's recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award.
  • Lower School Honors Headmaster

    After weeks of hard work, the Lower School surprised retiring Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnie Holtberg with student art, songs, and gifts.
  • Middle School Quiz Team Places Second in Nation

    Over the weekend of May 10, the Middle School Quiz Bowl Team finished second at the NAQT Middle School National Championship in Atlanta. 
  • Jim Livengood with St. Mark's choristers.

    Jim Livengood Organ to be Dedicated

    This Sunday, May 18, the organ that once resided in the St. Mark's Chapel will be dedicated as the Jim Livengood Memorial Organ at Holy Nativity Church in Plano.
  • Students fill Spencer Gym for push ups.

    Students Push Up for Veterans

    On Thursday, May 8, 2014, more than 300 Middle and Upper School boys joined together to perform 22 push ups to raise awareness for military veterans.
  • Alden James ’16

    Photography Program Named Best in Texas

    St. Mark's photography program has been named the Top Program in Texas for the eighth consecutive year and four students were named to the prestigious Image Maker Team.
  • Water Polo Wins State, MVP, and Coach of the Year

    On Saturday, May 3, St. Mark’s Water Polo team blew away the competition at the TISCA State Championship, winning the state title, the tournament MVP, and the Coach of the Year.
  • Photos courtesy Texas Rangers Baseball Club

    Choir Performs Anthem at Rangers Game

    The Upper School Choir sang the National Anthem to open the Texas Rangers game against Chicago on April 19, 2014.
  • New Cum Laude Members Inducted

    On Wednesday, April 23, nineteen juniors and seniors were inducted into the St. Mark's chapter of the Cum Laude Society in a service that featured guest speaker Lee Smith ’65.
  • 7th Grader Awarded Community Service Grant

    Trevor Burke ’19 was awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America to support his conservation project in the Blackland Prairie eco-region.
  • Six Seniors Named YoungArts Winners

    The National YoungArts Foundation named six St. Mark's seniors as winners for its 2014 season and placed them on the path to becoming Presidential Scholars in the Arts. 
  • Student Journalist Ranked Second in Nation

    Ryan O'Meara ’14 won second place honors in the 2014 National High School Journalist of the Year competition, after being named Texas High School Journalist of the Year.
  • Students Compete in Chinese Bridge Competition

    Several students competed and earned high rankings in "Chinese Bridge" competitions, including one eighth grader who will advance to the regional competition.
  • Conner Olson ’15

    Woodworking Students Receive National Awards

    Several Marksmen were recognized at the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at both the national and regional levels. Three woodworking students received national medals: Drew Balog '14 and Ben Wilson '14 each won a Gold Key, and Conner Olson '15 was awarded a Silver Key.
  • Student Featured in <i>Popular Photography</i>

    Senior Max Wolens ’14 was featured in the April 2014 issue of Popular Photography. In an article titled "Minor Stars," the magazine profiled a handful of young, up-and-coming photographers around the country.
  • Publications Win “Triple” Crown

    For the second year in a row, The ReMarker student newspaper, The Marque literary magazine, and the Marksmen yearbook all received a prestigious Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
  • Students Advance in Physics Olympiad

    Victor Zhou ’14 and Raymond Guo ’15 are moving forward as semifinalists for the 2014 U.S. Physics Team, joining 430 other students from around the country. 
  • Debate Duo Win Stanford Tournament

    Nikhil Jain ’14 and Charlie Marshal ’14 remain one of the top high school debate teams in the country. 
  • Sanctus Marcus Praemia Refert

    The St. Mark’s Classics Club “brought home the hardware” from the recent Texas State Junior Classical convention, reaching the finals at the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels.
  • Fourth Graders Stand Second in National WordMasters Challenge

    St. Mark’s fourth graders achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The fourth-grade team scored 193 out of 200 points in the first of three meets this year, placing second in the nation.
  • Lions Bring Home SPC Gold

    St. Mark's traveled to Houston over Valentine's Day weekend to compete in the winter SPC Championship.
  • Sixth-Grader Helps Create First-Responder App

    For the civilian first responders of Plano's Community Emergency Response Team, finding one another and communicating during a crisis can be difficult. But now, thanks to a team of ingenious sixth-graders, there's an app for that.
  • Student Films Selected for SXSW

    Two Marksmen have been selected to screen their films at the prestigious South By Southwest Film Festival in March.
  • Farewell Tour Heads West

    On Friday and Saturday, January 24–25, more than 100 alumni and guests had the opportunity to thank and wish a fond farewell to retiring Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnie Holtberg and his wife Jan.
  • School Hosts Deans of Admission

    On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, parents and students had the unique opportunity to meet with the deans of admission from three major universities.
  • School Welcomes National Geographic Scientist

    On January 17, 2014, St. Mark’s hosted paleoanthropologist Lindsay Eaves, who spoke to various Biology and Life Science classes about the recent National Geographic Rising Star expedition in South Africa.
  • Literary Festival Draws Acclaimed Writers

    On Friday, January 10, 2014, St. Mark’s held its seventh annual Literary Festival and welcomed five visiting writers from a diverse range of backgrounds. 
  • Family Donates Crew Hull

    On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, members of the Varsity Crew gathered alongside faculty, staff, and friends of the Crew program to officially christen the newest addition to the St. Mark’s fleet of crew shells. 
  • Gift Drive Breaks Record

    The Senior Class and Community Service Program collected more than 3,000 gifts for families in the Dallas area.
  • <i>The ReMarker</i> & Staff Receive National Honors

    St. Mark's student newspaper receives the National Scholastic Press Association's highest honor.
  • Middle School Students Awarded U.S. Patent

    Members of the Middle School Robotics Team were awarded a patent for a device they created during a competition.
  • David Dini Appointed 18th Headmaster

    After an extensive nationwide search, Assistant Headmaster David W. Dini has been appointed to serve as the 18th Headmaster of St. Mark's School of Texas.
  • (from left) Campaign Co-Chair Casey McManemin ’79, Headmaster Arnold Holtberg, Co-Chair Wallace Hall ’80, Co-Chair Kathy Crow, and Assistant Headmaster David Dini.

Photo credit: G.J. McCarthy/Staff Photographer

    <i>Dallas Morning News </i>Reports Campaign Conclusion

    DMN recognizes the monumental success of The Centennial Challenge.
  • 2014 Commencement Speaker Announced

    Former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver has been selected to return to St. Mark’s and deliver the 2014 Commencement Address.
  • Club Promotes Random Acts of Kindness

    A group of Lower Schoolers recently traveled around campus, performing random acts of kindness.
  • 2013 STEM Festival Kicks Off

    Four internationally recognized scientists spoke at the inaugural STEM Festival on Friday, October 25.
  • Educators Exchange Ideas at Teacher’s Institute

    Nearly 100 visiting teachers from three states spent the day at St. Mark’s, observing classes and sharing their skills and ideas.
  • Visiting Scholars Program Hosts Neuroscientist

    Dr. Robert Sapolsky, biologist, neuroscientist, and stress expert, visited St. Mark’s as this year’s Robert E. Dennard Visiting Scholar.
  • East Coast Alumni Say Farewell

    Retiring Headmaster Arnie Holtberg visited with more than 70 alumni and friends in New York City as part of his Farewell Tour.
  • School Hosts Debate Tournament

    More than 500 students from across the country visited St. Mark's over the weekend to compete in the Heart of Texas Invitational debate tournament.
  • National Organizations Honor Seniors

    Six Upper School students were recognized for their academic achievement by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's National Achievement Scholarship Program.
  • Centennial Challenge Final Report Released

    St. Mark’s School of Texas released the final report on The Centennial Challenge, the largest fundraising campaign in School history, with gifts and pledges totaling $112,210,369.
  • Clothing Drive Breaks Record

    Thanks to the generosity of the St. Mark's community, this year's Community Service Clothing Drive broke last year's record by more than 300 pounds.
  • Debate Team Claims Early Victories

    The school year has just begun and already the debate team is racking up wins.
  • <i>ReMarker</i> Newspaper Named Pacemaker Finalist

    The 2012-2013 ReMarker newspaper has been named a finalist for the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association.
  • Choir Kicks Off Season

    The St. Mark's Choir performed at the opening of the Dallas Arboretum's Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on September 21. The Choir will open its 2013–2014 Chapel season with Evensong on Sunday, October 6. 
  • National Merit Students Honored

    The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized 19 seniors as Semifinalists and 29 seniors as Commended Scholars. 
  • School to Host Astronaut

    On Friday, September 20, St. Mark's will host former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. in celebration of the opening of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.
  • Speaker Series Connects Private School Communities

    The Common Ground speaker series begins with Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock & Top Dog, on October 23 and 24.
  • New Press Box Enhances Stadium

    As two-a-days begin, a new press box promises to enhance the experience at Norma and Lamar Hunt Family Stadium. 
  • Engineering Team Wins National Competition

    This summer, a team of Marksmen was awarded the first-ever TEAMS National Best-in-Nation trophy for the junior/senior division. 
  • Freshman Class Returns from Pecos Wilderness

    The Class of 2017 recently completed the Pecos Wilderness Trip, a long-standing tradition for rising freshmen.
  • Young Alumni Gather for College Send Off

    Recent graduates from the Class of 2013 gathered for one final dinner together before heading off to college.
  • Choir Returns from England Tour

    The St. Mark's Choir spent two weeks in England, performing at schools and cathedrals and touring historic sites.
  • Mr. Jordan Leads 25th Wyoming Trip

    For the past quarter of a century, third–grade teacher Frank Jordan has spent his summers leading Lower School boys on a trek through the majestic Wyoming wilderness. 
  • Students Welcomed by Spanish Councilor

    A group of students, alumni, and teachers were welcomed by the Councilor for Tourism while studying in Salamanca, Spain.
  • Crew Rows in National Championship

    Three Marksmen traveled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to compete in the US Youth Rowing National Championships.
  • Photo Exhibition for Tornado Victims

    A group of St. Mark's photography students organized a one-day exhibition of their best work to raise money for victims of the recent Granbury tornado.
  • Middle School Awards

    On Thursday, May 30, several young boys were honored at the Middle School Final Assembly for their outstanding achievement.
  • Senior Awards Announced

    Several seniors received awards for their extraordinary contributions to the School throughout their St. Mark’s careers.
  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

    Congratulations to James Rowan on being named the Class of 2013 valedictorian, and congratulations to Sam Libby on being named salutatorian.
  • Prestigious Recognition for Senior

    Chandler Burke ’13 was awarded the prestigious Nestlé Very Best in Youth award from Nestlé USA.
  • The Centennial Challenge Passes $108 million

    Board President announces progress on the nearly-completed Centennial Challenge campaign and recognizes Arnie and Jan Holtberg on their Twentieth Anniversary at St. Mark’s.
  • St. Mark's Named Top Photography Program

    The Association of Texas Photography Instructors awarded St. Mark's the distinction of "Top Program" for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Student Named Journalist of the Year

    The editor-in-chief of The ReMarker has been named one of the top student journalists in the country.
  • Quiz Bowl Competes Across the Nation

    Over the past few weeks, St. Mark's Middle and Upper School Quiz Bowl teams have traveled across the country, placing high in both state and national competitions.
  • Cum Laude Members Inducted

    Eighteen Marksmen were inducted into the Cum Laude Society in recognition of their scholastic achievement.
  • Goodwill Drive Sets Record

    The Lower School Goodwill Drive enjoyed a record year collecting clothes for families in the Dallas area.
  • Parents and Faculty Celebrate St. Mark's

    On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the main quad was transformed into a giant party to which the entire St. Mark's community was invited.
  • Roosevelt Gift to Fund New Pipe Organ

    The Centennial Challenge continues to transform the campus and strengthen the St. Mark's experience. A recent gift has paved the way for the acquisition of a new pipe organ.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Named

    Reporter and best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald ’79 will be presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Spring Alumni Dinner on April 19.
  • Photo courtesy Pegasus News

    Class of 2019 Helps NTFB

    St. Mark's sixth-grade class is eager to help the North Texas Food Bank feed the hungry in Dallas.
  • Three Publications Sweep Top Award

    For the first time in the School's history, all three of its publications received Gold Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
  • Eighth-Grader Wins Science Competition

    Gopal Raman ’17 and his team were recognized by the ExploraVision science competition for their project BlindVision.
  • Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnie Holtberg Chats with Lower School boys

    Holtberg to Retire in 2014

    Committee formed to lead search for new Head of School.
  • Latin Team Claims "Victoria!"

    A small legion of Marksmen achieved mighty results at the Texas State Junior Classical League Area C Competition, winning two of the possible three first-place trophies.
  • Perot Museum Welcomes Alumni

    More than 250 alumni and guests enjoyed the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for the latest event in the Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.
  • Student Publications Named Pacemaker Finalists

    The 2012 Marksmen yearbook and The Marque literary magazine have each been announced as finalists for the prestigious Pacemaker Award.
  • Students Advance in Physics Olympiad

    Two juniors are joining 400 students from across the country as semifinalists for the U.S. Physics Olympiad Team.
  • New Crew Hull Christened

    Thanks to the continuing generosity of an anonymous donor, St. Mark's christened the newest scull in its rowing fleet, the William Fortieth ’96, named in honor of the former student, crew coach, and faculty member.
  • Dr. Chris Howard, President of Hampden-Syndey College, speaking to the Upper School.

    School Welcomes College Presidents

    Upper School boys had the opportunity to hear talks from the Presidents of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Richmond.
  • Concertmaster William Chang ’13

    All-State Marksmen Musicians

    Twenty-one Marksmen musicians traveled to San Marcos to perform in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association's All-State Orchestra Concert on February 2, 2013.
  • Alumni Meet Financial Aid Challenge

    Centennial Challenge Campaign Co-Chairs recently announced that the Alumni Financial Aid Challenge, under the leadership of Casey McManemin ’79 and Bob Roberts ’64, has exceeded its goal of $10 Million.
  • Deans Offer Admission Insight

    Deans of Admission from three leading universities answered questions and offered a peak into the college admission process.
  • Headmaster Hosts Exchange Students

    This weekend, Headmaster Arnie Holtberg hosted St. Mark's two current foreign exchange students from opposite sides of the globe.
  • Pergola Restoration Underway

    Commuters to St. Mark's may have noticed Nearburg Hall receiving a facelift this month.
  • Newspaper Recognizes Student Volunteers

    The Community Service Program received mention from the Dallas Morning News' blog for their work with the North Texas Food Bank.
  • Seniors Travel to YoungArts Week

    Robbey Orth ’13 and Michael Gilliland ’13 recently returned from the prestigious YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida.
  • Math Team Sweeps Competition

    Twelve Marksmen took home top honors at the Metroplex Math Competition.
  • 4th Grader Spells Victory

    Sam Morgan ’21 becomes the first fourth grader to win the St. Mark's Middle School Spelling Bee.
  • Dennard Visiting Scholar Billy Collins reads one of his poems at the Literary Festival panel discussion.

    St. Mark's Welcomes Literary Guests

    Four accomplished authors visited St. Mark's through the Dennard Visiting Scholars Program and the annual Literary Festival.
  • St. Mark's previous Gold Crown awards, displayed in the publications suite.

    Student Publications Sweep Awards

    Three St. Mark's publications were announced as finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Crown awards.
  • Alumni Take On Varsity Teams

    More than fifty alumni teamed up against St. Mark's varsity soccer and basketball teams in the annual Alumni Games.
  • Happy Holidays

    Happy holidays!  Please enjoy our Holiday Traditions video.
  • Moment of Silence Honors Newtown Victims

    A moment of silence observed for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • Campaign Crosses Key Milestone

    The Centennial Challenge, the School’s most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, passed a historic milestone in November when it was announced that gifts and pledges had exceeded $100 Million.
  • St. Mark's Choir Celebrates the Season

    The Choir is preparing to ring in the holiday season with a series of performances, including the annual Lessons & Carols.
  • <i>Act of Valor</i> Star Visits Campus

    Former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver spoke with Middle and Upper School boys about what it means to be a man of honor and courage.
  • Students Serve Up Austin Street Dinner

    Members of the junior class handed out hot meals at Austin Street Centre and presented the shelter with the funds they raised during McDonald's Week.
  • Filmmaker and Alumnus Visits Class

    Documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch ’84 visited St. Mark's environmental science class to discuss America's energy debate, the subject of his new documentary.
  • And the Winner is...

    The winning video of this month's Celebrate St. Mark's YouTube contest pits two freshman in an intense game of hoops.
  • Planetarium Offers Holiday Show

    St. Mark’s will offer a series of planetarium shows to the public beginning Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Community Service Gift Drive Begins

    Each morning, Santa and his helpers will be on hand at car pool to collect gifts.
  • Seniors Deck the Halls

    In keeping with tradition, members of the Class of 2013 spent the last Sunday of the Thanksgiving break decorating the St. Mark's campus for the holidays.
  • Grades & Comments Online

    Grades and comments for the first trimester will be available online beginning November 17.
  • photo by Michael Gilliland ’13

    Marksmen Named YoungArts Finalists

    Two St. Mark's students have been named finalists in the prestigious YoungArts Program.
  • Headmaster Honored by Historical Society

    Eugene McDermott Headmaster Arnold Holtberg was honored by the Dallas Historical Society for his more than twenty years of service to St. Mark's and the wider Dallas area.
  • School Welcomes Bestselling Author

    St. Mark's welcomed Dr. Michael Thompson, New York Times bestselling author, psychologist, and school consultant, who spoke to a packed house about How to Raise Responsible Children.
  • McDonald's Week Begins

    St. Mark's and Hockaday students raise money for the Austin Street Centre.
  • School Hosts Open House

    St. Mark's welcomed nearly 800 guests on Wednesday night to showcase the campus and the teachers who inspire its boys.
  • Students Trick-or-Treat for Troops

    The Community Service program collected leftover sweets in their annual post-Halloween Candy Drive.
  • Choir Debuts Commissioned Music

    St. Mark's Upper School Choir performed its first ever piece of commission music.

  • St. Mark’s Hosts Debate Tournament

    More than 300 debate students from across the country converged on 10600 Preston Road for the annual Heart of Texas Invitational.
  • St. Mark's Tours East Coast

    The School hosted a half dozen alumni events, welcoming more than 150 alumni to gatherings throughout New England.
  • Harlequin Players Honor Teacher

    More than 70 alumni and guests returned to campus to pay tribute to a legendary drama teacher.
  • St. Mark's Record-Setting Cheerleader on TODAY

    St. Mark's Cheerleader breaks Guinness World Record with 35 back handsprings, earning national attention and even an appearance on the TODAY show.
  • More Academic Honors

    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized twenty-nine St. Mark’s seniors as Commended Students.
  • New Kiln Fires Up Lower School

    Art students will soon be able to craft ceramic works of art without leaving the Lower School.
  • Clothing Drive Successfully Concludes

    When the final count was tallied, the St. Mark's community donated more than 5,700 pounds of clothing.
  • Students Get Involved at Activity Fair

    Upper School students had a chance to browse the more than 30 clubs at the annual Activity Fair.
  • National Merit Semifinalists

    Eighteen Marksmen in the Class of 2013 have achieved Semifinalist status in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
  • School Hosts Headmasters From China

    Headmasters from the People's Republic of China Visit Campus.
  • School Mourns Loss of Maxine Cantley

    St. Mark's mourns the loss of beloved cafeteria worker and School legend Maxine Cantley.
  • Digital Device Trial Policy Announced

    New policy teaches Upper School students responsible use of technology.
  • Summer Reading Seminars

    Before the school year starts, Upper School students return to campus to discuss summer reading.
  • New Website Unveiled

    Welcome to the redesigned With a contemporary aesthetic and a dynamic interface, the new online portal for all things 10600 Preston Road includes many exciting features.
  • Farewell to the Class of 2012

    Family, friends, and faculty gathered to wish farewell to St. Mark's Class of 2012 as they depart for college.
  • St. Mark's in Australia

    Several faculty and staff members journeyed down under for the annual conference of the International Boys School Coalition.
  • A Record Year of Giving

    School celebrates another record year of giving.
  • Photo Instructor Receives Governor's Award

    Photography instructor Scott Hunt receives the Governor's Twenty Badge for his performance in marksmanship competitions.
  • Senior Award Winners

    The winners of three major School awards were announced at Commencement on Friday, May 25, 2012.
  • Senior Awards Announced

    The winners of three major School awards were announced at Commencement on Friday, May 25, 2012.
  • Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

    Congratulations to Prajan Divakar on being named the Class of 2012 valedictorian, and congratulations to Greg Kinman on being named salutatorian.
  • Student Athletes Commit

    Seven seniors were honored today for their commitment to continue athletics at the collegiate level.

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.