Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $14,200.

We strive to keep additional fees to a minimum and tuition increases modest. Additional expenses include registration, uniforms, educational resources, and transportation (if applicable). 

Saint Mark's is committed to providing an outstanding Catholic education to the young men and women we are privileged to serve. We are also committed to helping parents afford this quality education for their children. To do so, we offer multiple programs that can enhance a family's ability to afford a Saint Mark's education.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for the 2020 -2021 school year is $14,200.

*There is a $300 deposit due upon registration. ($100 towards testing fees and $200 towards registration fees).

Uniforms: $250 - $350.

Educational Resource Fee: $375.

Other Fees: Incoming students are required to independently purchase an iPad with at least 32 GB of memory.

*EMMAUS is a fee-based program for students with documented learning differences.

EMMAUS Basic: $670.
EMMAUS Enhanced: $4,630.
EMMAUS Academic Coaching: $2,420.
EMMAUS SAT Prep: $2,420.
EMMAUS Senior College Prep Skills: $2,420.

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

Optional bus transportation: $1,000 for morning-only bus service (there is no cost for Avon Grove and Kennett Consolidated school district residents using district transportation)

Scholarships & Need-Based Assistance

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  • Catholic Education and Ministry Grant

    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 is in effect beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
    • 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 print, complete, and mail the Saint Mark's Catholic Education and Ministry Grant application form prior to December 15th, 2019. The form is listed below.
  • Merit-Based Scholarships


    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


    Awards of $2,500
     will be given in each category. The scholarship is renewable each year, provided that the student remains involved in their particular scholarship area at Saint Mark's High School (i.e., 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.


    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, please submit an application cover sheet, including the name and 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.

    Please print, complete, and mail the Saint Mark's Merit-Based Scholarship application form prior to December 15th, 2019. The form is listed below.
  • Academic Scholarships

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

    *There is no application process for this scholarship opportunity.
  • All Things Possible Grant

    All Things Possible grants are awarded to students based on an administrative review of 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. Please feel free to submit a one page paper with your application, which should highlight the student's involvement, achievements, and awards. Please feel free to mail your one page paper to the following address:

    ATT: Admissions Office
    Saint Mark's High School

    2501 Pike Creek Rd.,

    Wilmington, DE 19808

    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.
  • Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan Fund

    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. Click here to complete a financial aid application.

  • Diocese of Wilmington Assistance, Vision For the Future

    This program offers supplemental financial assistance through the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington for those with extreme hardship. 

    The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will publicize their new 2020-2021 application link on December 1, 2019.

    For more information, contact the Diocesan Development Office at (302) 573-3121 or click here.

Financial Aid Applications - Saint Mark's High School
All families requesting Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 school year must apply.  If you are a current family and receive Financial Aid you still need to re-apply. Applicants can apply online at:
Any additional questions please contact Celeste Barr CPA,Chief Financial Officer at
Visions for the Future Funds - Diocese of Wilmington
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. Below is the link to their website and the link to their application, due March 4, 2020. (The Diocese requires a separate FACTS application to qualify for this assistance)