St. Mark’s School of Texas is a nonsectarian, college preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades 1 to 12. In accordance with its Charter, the School aims to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, and spiritual education. The School is a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.

Challenging studies in the sciences, arts, and humanities form the basis of a St. Mark’s education. 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. To complement this academic experience, St. Mark’s offers boys a rich variety of opportunities for involvement and leadership in the School community, rewarding those who strive as well as those who achieve.

St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men for assuming leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interest of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility, privilege, and the obligation to serve.

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.