A committee of parishioners of St. Mark’s Church founded St. Mark’s Day School in September of 1953, as an early childhood program. The school was moved to its current location on Fairfield Avenue when it was opened in January of 1954. Over the years, it has evolved into St. Mark’s Cathedral School, with a program extending from three-year-olds through eighth grade. Throughout its history it has enjoyed the strong support of the Cathedral congregation, especially in the construction of the handsome facilities available for the school and its commitment to Episcopal education.
The mission of St. Mark’s Cathedral School is to value the individual who comes to us, to help that student realize his or her potential, and to foster a culture that reflects Christian values, intellectual curiosity, and a strong work ethic. Our goal is to develop a student who first feels self-confident educationally, socially, and spiritually, and who then can reach out to help others in our community.
The development of an effective educational program within a Christian context requires a recognition that each student is a child of God and, as such, has his or her own strengths, aptitudes, abilities, interests and aims which, together, form the unique personality that is his/her own.
The Portrait of a St. Mark’s Cathedral School Graduate
Adopted by the Faculty of St. Mark’s Cathedral School in May, 2008
A St. Mark’s Student …
Has a vision for a limitless future.
Is able to voice concerns, beliefs, questions, and doubts, knowing that what he or she says
Has love for God and his or her fellow man.
Has a heart for giving and receiving.
Is armed with an academic base second to none, and is confident that he or she can compete and triumph in any situation.
Is well-written, well-spoken, and well-thought-of.
Has an appreciation of the arts.
Is a leader, a role model, a contributor, and an influence.