In serving as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Saint Mark's is dedicated to ensuring a pathway to Catholic education for all who seek one. Due to the generous support from our constituency and alumni base, annual giving has increased an incredible 82% over the past two years, which helps support our tuition assistance programs. In keeping our commitment to make a premier Catholic education affordable to all, 60% of our current students receive some form of scholarship or aid.


2022-2023 TUITION: TBD
The tuition for each year is determined by February.

2021-2022 TUITION: $14,825 (Grade 9) | $14,575 (Grade 10-12)
Beginning with our current freshman class (Class of 2025), we have moved away from family-purchased iPads and transitioned to school-issued laptops. A $250 technology fee, which covers the devices, software, insurance and all other related expenses has been included into the tuition for Grade 9. There will be the opportunity, per the final terms of our provider, for students to keep their devices upon graduation as well. Please note, transfer students in grades 10-12 are required to purchase their own iPad. The following iPads suffice: iPad 7th generation or 8th generation, iPad Air 3rd or 4th generation or an iPad Pro 3rd or 4th generation.


EMMAUS FEES
EMMAUS is a fee-based optional program for students with documented learning differences. If you have specific questions about our EMMAUS program, please feel free to contact Mrs. Diane Kuczmarski, Director of EMMAUS, at 302-757-8738 or via email at dkuczmarski@stmarkshs.net.

EMMAUS Basic: $670.
EMMAUS Enhanced: $4,630.
EMMAUS Academic Coaching: $2,420.


OPTIONAL BUS TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is arranged each year based upon student interest. Fees change year to year. Click here to view transportation options for the 2021-2022 school year.

Scholarships & Need-Based Assistance

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  • Academic Scholarships

    *Academic Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen. Academic scholarships automatically renew annually as long as the student is not on academic/disciplinary probation.

    Academic scholarships of $2,500 or more will be awarded to students based upon their score on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and a review of their academic records.

    *There is no application process for this scholarship opportunity. Click here to register for the HSPT at Saint Mark's!
  • Merit-Based Scholarships

    *Priority Deadline: 11/15/2021

    *Merit-Based Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen. Merit scholarships automatically renew annually, as long as the student remains involved in activities that align with their scholarship category and are not on academic/disciplinary probation.


    ACADEMIC
    AWARDS:

    Awards of $10,000 will be given in each subject area. This award is for 4 years at $2,500 per year.
    1. Excellence in Mathematics
    2. Excellence in Science
    3. Excellence in English
    4. Excellence in History
    5. Excellence in Religion
    6. Excellence in Technology

    FINE & PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS:

    Awards of $10,000 will be given in each category. This award is for 4 years at $2,500 per year.
    These awards are renewable each year, provided that the student remains involved in their particular scholarship area at Saint Mark's High School (i.e., marching band, ensembles, art class, musical, etc.).

    1. Excellence in Art - Students must submit three samples of art work. Please mail three samples of your art work with your Merit-Based Application.
    2. Excellence in Instrumental Music - Please mail a video recording of your musical audition with your Merit-Based Application.
    3. Excellence in Performing Arts - This may include vocal, acting or dance. Please mail a video recording of your vocal, acting, or dance audition with your Merit-Based Application.

    FAITH & SERVICE AWARDS:

    Awards of $10,000 will be given in each category. This award is for 4 years at $2,500 per year.

    1. Commitment to Community Service
    2. Commitment to Leadership.

    To apply for merit-based scholarships, click here. This form may be completed and scanned/emailed to admissions@stmarkshs.net. Please include the contact information for ONE middle school teacher, and a typed, double-spaced 250-word essay describing how you have demonstrated excellence in the category for which you are applying. It must be noted that a high level of competition is expected and that the criteria must exceed basic statements such as, "received the highest average" in the subject or "has taken lessons for three years" or "attends Mass regularly". A broad case of activities, awards, and involvement will be most compelling. Academic records will also be reviewed for each applicant.
  • Speciality Scholarships

    Esports Scholarship - Students in 7th and 8th grade may compete in our annual Esports tournament - Saint Mark's CyberClash - for a chance to earn a $20,000 scholarship to Saint Mark's ($5,000 per year) and join our Saint Mark's Esports Team. Additionally, students who have achieved a national/world ranking or have won competitions would be eligible for scholarship consideration. A gaming resume may be scanned/emailed to admissions@stmarkshs.net.

    Cheerleading Scholarship - Available to 8th grade students. Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 ($2,500 per year) are available for students involved in cheerleading. Students interested in applying may submit a video recording of their audition, which may highlight stunting, pyramids, tumbling, jumps, dance and/or choreography, etc. A one-page essay is also required - highlighting achievements, accolades and the ability to perform excellence in this activity. Audition videos and essays are due before November 15th, 2021 and may be submitted to Admissions@stmarkshs.net.
  • Catholic Education and Ministry Grant

    *The Catholic Education and Ministry Grant is available to all students. Eligibility requirements are listed below.

    The Saint Mark's Catholic Education and Ministry Grant applies to any family that works for the Catholic Church in a full-time capacity. This grant has been designed to thank the members of our community who have answered the call of service for the church and to ensure there is a pathway for Catholic education for their children.

    This grant program aligns directly with our mission: To serve as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.

    General requirements/information:

    • $5,000 tuition grant provided annually to students who have a parent (or parents) who work full-time for a Catholic institution: Parish, elementary school, high school, diocesan office, or other recognized Catholic entity.
    • Employment must be full-time. The spirit of the grant is to assist those who work for the Church as the primary source of income. As such, part-time employment, coaching and the like do not qualify.
    • Grant applies once to each family for the same child. In other words, a family where both parents work for the Church would still receive a grant of $5,000.
    • The grant does apply to EACH child. For example, if a family with a qualifying parent has two children at Saint Mark's, EACH student would receive a grant of $5,000.
    • The program applies to new AND current students.
    • A letter validating employment MAY be required if employment status cannot be easily determined.
    • To receive the grant annually, students must not be on academic or discipline probation.
    Please ensure you specify your employment while completing our financial aid application. Click here to complete a Catholic Education and Ministry Form. Forms may be scanned/emailed to admissions@stmarkshs.net.
  • Financial Aid

    *Priority Deadline: 1/31/2022

    Financial Aid is available for all students. All families must re-apply annually for financial aid.
     
    All families requesting Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 school year must apply. If you are a current family and receive Financial Aid you still need to re-apply. If you already have a FACTS account for tuition and/or financial aid from previous years/another school (elementary school, etc.), please feel free to use your same log-in credentials.

    Our Financial Aid application will be posted in December 2021. Please check back at that time to complete your submission.

    Please direct questions about financial aid to our Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Celeste Barr at cbarr@stmarkshs.net.
  • Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Grant

    *The Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund is available to all students. Eligibility requirements are listed below.

    Named in honor of Stephen McGowan, a 1996 graduate of Saint Mark's who was killed in Iraq in 2005 while serving in the army, the Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund is a dedicated pool of financial aid dollars set aside to assist active duty military and veterans in making a Saint Mark's education possible for their children.

    We want all veterans and active duty military members to know that there is a path for their children to attend Saint Mark's. It is an honor to be of service to those who have served us and to do so while commemorating the life and the sacrifice of Cpl. McGowan. Thank you for considering a gift to this special fund!

    Click here to donate to the Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund.

    If you are an active duty military member, or veteran, who would like to apply for assistance through this fund, please ensure you specify your service while completing our financial aid application. Proof of veteran status or active military duty will be required.
  • Visions for the Future - Diocese of Wilmington

    *The Diocese of Wilmington Education Trust Fund, Vision for the Future is available to all students. Eligibility requirements are listed below.

    The Diocese of Wilmington Education Trust Fund, Vision for the Future, offers tuition assistance to low-income families that struggle to afford the full cost of tuition.


    If you complete your Saint Mark's Financial Aid application by 1/31/22 you will be considered for these Diocesan funds. These are separate awards based on Diocesan criteria.
  • "All Things Possible" Grant

    *Priority Deadline: 3/1/2022

    ATP grant essays may be submitted AFTER a financial aid application has been submitted. Click here to apply for financial aid. ATP grants automatically renew annually as long as the student is not on academic/disciplinary probation.


    "All Things Possible" Grants are awarded to students based on an administrative review of all application materials. An emphasis is placed on the well-rounded nature of the student’s resume, as reflected by their academic performance, extracurricular activities, and service to the community and church. To apply, submit a one page paper, which should highlight the student's involvement, achievements, and awards. Please feel free to scan/email your paper to admissions@stmarkshs.net.

    There is no additional application process as ALL student records are thoroughly reviewed. Other sources of financial aid, grants, and scholarships awarded are taken into account in assigning these grants so as to make a Saint Mark’s education available to as many students as possible.