St. Mark’s School of Texas provides its students with a challenging and engaging curricular program in English, social studies, foreign language, mathematics, science and fine arts. A boy’s Upper School program includes required and elective courses, physical education or sports, community service, and optional extracurricular activities.
As stated in our Statement of Purpose, “Teachers work to instill an enthusiasm for learning, to encourage independent and critical judgment, and to demonstrate the methods for making sound inquiries and for effective communication.” Additionally, the School provides the boys the opportunity to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in journalism and athletics.
While providing students with a rich experience in the traditional classroom setting, the School employs various, distinct pedagogical practices and methodologies through the Harkness method, academic tutorials, seminars, and coordinate classes.
In this section, you will find our academic policies and practices ranging from assessments and grading, to our graduation requirements and course offerings. We believe that the St. Mark’s academic program enriches the lives of our children, allowing them to explore various fields of study in a rigorous but safe environment with an experienced, supportive, and caring faculty. The Committee on the Academic Program supervises the academic program of the School. Questions or concerns should be raised with the Head of Upper School or the Director of Academic Information Systems.