A team of more than 30 students from all grades participates in games of quick recall of academic subjects across the curriculum. Games also integrate current events, pop culture, and broad general knowledge. The team participates in the Catholic League Diocesan Competition, statewide competition sponsored by Comcast and the State Department of Education and intramural competition.
This friendship program forms relationships between Saint Mark's students and teenagers in the community with intellectual disabilities. Blue-Gold plans activities for buddies and buddy groups, as well as host events during Blue-Gold week in the spring, including a bonfire, athletic contests, and an inspirational fashion show. All money raised goes directly to DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with cognitive disAbilities) and Saint Mark's scholarship fund.
Sponsored by the Delaware Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the Educators Rising Club provides students with opportunities to explore teaching as a career option and helps them gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of a teacher.
A volunteer-based organization through the Kiwanis Club, Key Club serves the local community through a variety of programs including Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF, Jesus House and Emmaus House. Members also conduct a mentoring program for students at local Catholic elementary schools.
Students critique poetry, short stories, essays, drawings, and photographs. They also publish the yearly edition of Markings, Saint Mark’s literary magazine. The 2011 edition of Markings was awarded an excellent rating by the National Council of Teachers of English in its Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. In addition, Markings 2011 received a silver medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The group also organizes and hosts the Delaware State Spelling Bee.
A national competition that gives students the opportunity to learn about the American legal system, while enhancing their communication, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Students compete against other schools in the Wilmington Courthouse where they are judged on their analysis and presentation skills.
The National Honor Society recognizes students of outstanding academic performance, leadership, service, character, and faith. Selection of students is comploeted by evaluating all characteristics. Refer to the Student Handbook for additonal information.
It provides learning opportunities through community service and the opportunity for personal growth and leadership development.
A program that provides students with the support they need to make better life decisions. Students hold fundraisers and sponsor various assemblies to raise awareness like Smart Drive, Think First, and SLAM.
The Science Olympiad Tournament is a rigorous academic interscholastic competition that consists of a series of individual and team events that students prepare for during the year. These events, which include disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology, emphasize problem solving and teamwork.
Students on the yearbook staff showcase the events of the academic year through the publication of Spark. They have the opportunity to write and edit copy, prepare artwork, take pictures, design page layouts and manage sales. Members of the staff may also attend workshops on photojournalism and go on field trips to the publishing plant.
Z Club is open to girls who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Z Club members develop leadership skills and help make the community a better place through a wide variety of interesting service and fundraising activities.
Saint Mark’s, a college-preparatory coeducational Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility, and integrity.