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St. Mark's School of Texas

School rating 4.7 / 5 by

10600 Preston Road Dallas TX 75230 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
1st to 12th
Gender
Boys only

Academic

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St. Mark's School in Dallas, Texas is characterized by small class sizes, strong in all areas, but particularly in math and sciences. Most teachers have advanced degrees. The school is definitely focused on learning rather than exam performance. AP classes rarely look at actual AP problems, etc.

College Counseling

Began discussing admissions at the end of sophomore year, first meet the college counselors. ....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

The school looks for all types, filling each niche, but it's small. Even among....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Students live all over Dallas, so some have long commutes which would definitely hurt quality of life. The neighborhood is very nice: Preston Hollow is one of the nicest areas in Dallas. The students are predominantly upper class, sons of doctors, lawyers, business executives, etc, but there is a decent financial aid program, and racial diversity is on the rise....

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