Among the factors considered for entrance to St. Mark’s Cathedral School are character, interests, ability, record of achievement, class diversity, parent and/or student commitment to learning, and the ability of the school to serve the needs of the student. St. Mark’s admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
The school facilities are provided and supported by St. Mark’s Cathedral. Because St. Mark’s is family oriented, qualified siblings and members of the Cathedral are given preference in admission. After classes are filled, qualified students are placed in a waiting pool. As openings occur, these students are offered admission. Registration Fees, as well as tuition payments, must be received by the date specified in the Enrollment Contract.
The Application for Admission
The first step to enrollment at St. Mark’s is to submit a completed application with the non-refundable application fee of $50.00.
Admissions Age Requirements
Candidates for preschool must meet the following age requirements: Applicants to Preschool 2 must be 2 by Septemer 1 of the year of admission. Applicants to Preschool 3 must be 3 by September 1st of the year of admission. All preschool 3 year old students must be completely toilet trained before the school year begins. Applicants to Preschool 4 and Kindergarten must be 4 or 5 years of age respectively on or before September 1 of the year of admission. Applicants to 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1 of the year of admission.
Students seeking admission to grades Preschool 3 to Grade 8 are invited to visit in a classroom. Students applying for grades 1-8 are asked to shadow a peer in their admission grade for 2-3 hours; this is required for grades 5-8. After registration is complete, students in Preschool - Kindergarten will visit with teachers at designated times during the spring prior to enrollment for a brief assessment to aid in class placement.
Admission testing is performed on an individual basis and can be done during the applicant’s classroom visit. A copy of the applicant’s prior two years grades and standardized testing scores (if applicable) are required to determine assessment testing necessities.
There is a Teacher Evaluation Form required for each student entering K-5th grade. There are 2 Teacher Evaluation Forms required for students entering 6th-8th grades. The Teacher Evaluation Form(s) is/are to be completed by the applicant’s current teacher(s) and will be emailed to them during your online applicaiton process.
St. Mark’s has limited need-based financial aid funds available for those families with children in grades K5-8th with demonstrated need. Financial Aid rewards due not exceed 80% of the annual tuition. The information and application for financial aid can be found through your FACTS account.