At St. Mark, we provide a safe and family-oriented environment where your child can flourish. Our dedicated
faculty and staff
educate students to be active Christians, lifelong learners, problem solvers and responsible citizens. We take a personal interest in each and every child, providing the rigorous
to answer questions, and the nurturing guidance to help them achieve dreams.
Catholic education strives to educate the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, artistically, and physically. Our
curricula and co-curricular activities
are designed to instill in each student a reverence for God and all his creation, and to affirm the rich diversity of our students, families, teachers, and priests, while building positive community involvement. We have a proven track record educating children in the Christian spirit of service education. Indeed, our talented graduates have an established record of academic success and extra curricular involvement in the secondary schools of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
At St. Mark Catholic School we create ideal conditions for learning and leadership to thrive. We have a 15:1 staff to student ratio, and our class test scores are consistently well above the national average. Spanish is offered at all levels, as is music, art and physical education. Subjects are departmentalized in the middle school classes to prepare our grades 6 to 8 students for high school. Elective courses for 6 to 8 grade students may include:
- Engineering in the Classroom
- Motion Geometry
- Digital Photography, and
- Media Class
We have a hot lunch program in place. We have numerous
, a brand new Parish Center gymnasium and auditorium, and exceptional on-campus fields. All classes participate in extensive fieldtrips to educational and cultural destinations throughout the St. Louis Area. Besides athletics, our after school program includes choir, altar service training, scouts, speech, school musical, student council, dance, and service opportunities. We have a
Little Lion Cubs Preschool
, and for families with after-school care needs, we offer extended day care program.
As partners in education, we welcome and encourage parent participation as there are numerous opportunities to be involved in the school and parish community. To get a sense of our school community and the many events that make up our learning environment, you can click on the monthly
or check out the principal’s weekly letter.
If you would like to visit our school, please call the school office at 314.743.8640 and arrangements can be made. To begin the registration process, you can complete our online
. Thank you for your interest in St. Mark Catholic School, the destination school for quality Catholic education in south St. Louis County.
St. Mark Catholic School is a fully accredited Pre K-8 Catholic school. We are conveniently located in South County, St. Louis, right in the middle of the Affton-Lemay area off Union Road and near I-55 and Reavis Barracks Road. (Directions to 4220 Ripa Ave.)