POINTS OF PRIDE
With our caring, dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and high academic standards, St. Mark's takes pride in continuing a tradition of excellence that “shapes sound foundations for life.”
- Only PK2-8 Episcopal School in Northern Palm Beach County
- Convenient Palm Beach Gardens location, adjacent to Gardens Medical Center, close to I-95, just minutes from North Palm Beach, Juno Beach, and Jupiter
- Secured campus with gated and enclosed campus periphery, camera surveillance, campus security system, safe drop-off and pick-up policies, and comprehensive emergency procedures
- Thriving arts program complimented by our recently completed theater with professional lighting and sound systems
- Wholesome in-house meals prepared in restaurant-grade kitchen and served in cafeteria
- Foreign Language instruction starting in Pre-K
- Award winning, personalized, systematic K-8 writing program
- High school credit courses in foreign language and mathematics
- All technology, including student laptops and iPads included in tuition
- After school tutoring and enrichment included in tuition
- Interscholastic athletic program with four competitive season offering ten sports
- The first Silver Leed Certified gymnasium in Palm Beach County
- Late summer review classes for rising third through eighth graders included in tuition
- Early care and after care program for all ages until 6pm. 1 in 5 students currently enrolled.
- Raised $30,000 for the American Heart Association in their Jump Rope for Heart fundraising effort
- One of three middle schools recognized for their excellent performance in the Palm Beach Country Science and Engineering Fair
- More than $10 million raised in most recent capital campaign to expand and improve campus facilities.
ACCOLADES & ACHIEVEMENTS
With great pride we share the achievements of St. Mark’s students who have been recognized in academic, fine arts, and athletic competitions during the 2014-2015 school year.
- Palm Beach County Regional Science & Engineering Fair - Sixteen of the twenty students who competed at the regional level won 18 awards, including a first place award. Out of the 33 public and private schools that received awards, St. Mark’s received the most Place Awards in the Junior Division (15) and received the second most overall awards.
- Middle School Math Tournament - Fourteen St. Mark’s Middle School students participated in the Palm Beach County Council of Teachers of Mathematics 53rd Annual Middle School Mathematics Tournament. Eight of our students placed in the top 20 of their respective grade levels, and three students placed in the top 15. All St. Mark’s students finished in the top 17% overall. Two-hundred sixty-six students competed in the tournament.
- The Duke University Talent Identification Program - Twenty-four St. Mark’s 6th grade students were identified as high achievers during the 2013-2014 school year, and they were offered the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT in 7th grade. Fourteen of the twenty-four students elected to take one of the tests, and five students were recognized by Duke for their high scores and achieved State Recognition for Critical Reading (≥ 510) and/or Writing (≥ 500). One student also achieved Grand Recognition for Writing (≥ 650).
- Scholastic Art Awards - Identifies teens with exceptional artistic talent. In the Regional Scholastic Art competition for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, St. Mark’s students won 16 awards: 8 Gold Key Awards, 3 Silver Key Awards, and 5 Honorable Mentions.
- ArtiGras Youth Art Competition - Out of more than 200 entries in kindergarten through 12th grade, St. Mark’s students won three awards: one first place award and two third place awards in their respective grade levels.
- Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum Students’ Exhibition - In this exhibition, featuring art of various media including drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed-media, sculpture, and photography, St. Mark’s students won four awards: two first place awards, one Executive Director’s Awards, and one Excellence in Clay Award.
- Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest - The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest encourages young people to think creatively about our nation’s great history. The topic for this year’s essay contest was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.” Out of the 144 essay submissions, St. Mark’s students in 5th through 8th grade received five out of 16 awards, two of which were first place awards.
- Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews Essay Contest - The 2015 Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews essay contest asked the question, "What does it mean to be a moral person?" St. Mark's students earned four of the nine awards presented to Palm Beach County public and private middle school students in the contest.
- Florida Bandmasters Association Solo and Ensemble - Approximately 4,000 students from Palm Beach County participated in the 2014-2015 District 14 Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment. St. Mark’s students received 21 Superior and 12 Excellent ratings.
- Middle School Athletics - In 2014-15, the St. Mark’s girls’ volleyball team was undefeated for the season and won the middle school conference championship for the fourth year in a row. The girls’ lacrosse team was undefeated for the season and won the conference championship for the third consecutive year. The boys’ flag football, basketball, and lacrosse teams all made it to their respective semi-finals play-off games.
- President’s Volunteer Service Awards - The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to sixty-three middle school students who served more than 50 hours within a year for a total of 6,287 combined hours. St. Mark's students achieved 27 Gold awards (100 hours or more served within a year), 13 Silver awards (75-99 hours served within a year), and 23 Bronze awards (50-74 hours served within a year).
- Congressional Awards - The Congressional Award is given to students ages 14 through 23 who accomplish goals in volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration. Cameron Pirozzi, eighth grade student, earned the Bronze Congressional Medal. In addition to Cameron, 16 St. Mark's alumni earned their Congressional Medals.
COLLEGES ATTENDED BY OUR GRADUATES
Colleges and universities recently attended by St. Mark’s students following high school graduation in addition to Florida colleges and universities: