For more than 30 years, the Goals for St. Mark’s strategic planning process has served as a road map for the School, guiding its focus and ensuring excellence is never taken for granted. Goals for St Mark’s IV, adopted by the School’s Board of Trustees on January 10, 2017, is the fourth statement of strategic goals and replaces Goals for St. Mark’s III, which guided the School for more than a decade. Goals IV is the result of a broadly inclusive process involving Trustees, administration, faculty, parents, alumni, and students.

The School is proud to provide this first update on progress made toward the priorities identified in Goals for St Mark’s IV. Over the next several years, there will be further updates as we continue to address each of the School’s strategic objectives.


Strengthening Physical & Experiential Education
This year, St. Mark’s formed a new Department Chair position to help the School realize the goal of uniting the physical and experiential education programs, expanding health and wellness education, and strengthening current programming in these areas while developing new programming as needed.
Character & Leadership Education
For years, St. Mark’s has worked to refine the theories, vocabulary, and purpose of Character & Leadership Education. Bit by bit, elements have been introduced to the Marksman experience. The 2018–2019 school year marked the most significant expansion of Character & Leadership Education into school life.
Lifelong Learners
One lesson that is constantly reinforced to all Marksmen is that education should be a lifelong endeavor. There is no better example of lifelong learners than with the St. Mark’s faculty and staff. To this end, the School approves more than a quarter-million dollars in professional development grants each year, all supported by the philanthropy of the St. Mark’s community.
Campus Improvements
Across its 40-acre campus, St. Mark's is continually investing in its physical plant. From the Science Center to the athletic facilities, the School has been hard at work ensuring every corner of the campus continues to support excellence.



List of 6 news stories.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Master Teacher Appointed

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


About Goals for St. Mark's IV

Goals for St. Mark’s IV is the fourth statement of strategic goals for St. Mark’s School of Texas. Goals IV was adopted by the School’s Board of Trustees on January 10, 2017, and it replaces Goals for St. Mark’s III, which guided the School for more than a decade.