Dear Prospective Spartan Parents and Students,
Welcome to Saint Mark's High School! As a proud Spartan Alumnus and your Director of Admissions, I understand the tremendous impact Saint Mark's continues to make in the lives of students and families. Since rejoining my alma mater in 2019, I am reminded daily just how special Saint Mark's is. Through my daily interactions with our faculty, staff, students and parents, I often reflect on the faith, excellence, humility and integrity of our people. I truly believe the people of Saint Mark's are the "secret ingredient" in making Saint Mark's feel like home. It is our people who continue to foster a nurturing environment for one another to encourage and support spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth. This level of support extends outside of our classrooms. It remains with our Spartans long after they join our alumni base of 17,000+ individuals and it will remain with them through a divine relationship with our God. I believe this strong foundation is why families from across the region are finding value in calling Saint Mark's "home".
Over the past three years, Saint Mark's has developed into one of the fastest growing Catholic schools in the country. Bucking national trends in Catholic education, I am pleased to report enrollment is skyrocketing! To-date, enrollment at Saint Mark's High School has increased more than 50% overall since 2019.
Our explosive enrollment growth has been complimented by the generous support of our constituency and alumni base. In fact, the support has never been stronger. Annual giving has doubled over the past three years, which helps fuel strategic initiatives, programming, and financial assistance for the next generation of Spartans.
This level of success has also supported a new governance model at Saint Mark's and a tremendous investment in faculty and staff. Mr. Tom Fertal transitioned from Principal to President last year - becoming the very first President in Saint Mark's history. Mrs. Diane Casey transitioned from Assistant Principal of Student Affairs to Principal - completing her first year as Principal at Saint Mark's. This leadership model allowed Saint Mark's to further strategic initiatives, engage our alumni across the country and run a first-class operation within our building.
As we move into the 2022-2023 school year, our community will continue to witness innovation and legacy, which will continue to position Saint Mark's as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.
As there is no better time to be a Saint Mark's Spartan, I welcome our prospective students to the first step in realizing their potential for excellence by scheduling a visit to our beautiful campus. We are eager to meet you and to learn about your interests, likes, talents and passions!
Prospective parents, as you navigate the important discernment process for high school, Mrs. Tokarski and I are happy to answer any questions you may have about our admissions process or Saint Mark's High School!
Mr. Rob DeMasi '09
Director of Admissions