Great academics can only give you part of a great high school experience—it’s the co-curricular activities that make memories and bring a campus to life.

Saint Mark’s offers students the total high school experience—outstanding academics, a packed school calendar, vibrant school spirit, and one of the most impressive selections of clubs, activities, and athletics around.

At Saint Mark’s, learning doesn’t stop when the final bell rings at 2:49 p.m. In many ways, it’s just beginning. Through our strong co-curricular program, we encourage students to pursue excellence, become well-rounded individuals, develop their leadership potential—and of course, to just have fun.

Clubs & Activities

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  • Academic Bowl

    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. Wayne Smeigh, moderator.
  • Blue/Gold & Friendships

    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. 
  • Educators Rising (formerly FEA)

    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.
  • Ice Hockey

    This club, which has both junior varsity and varsity teams, participates in the Delaware Scholastic Hockey Association.
  • Key Club

    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.
  • Law Club

    The Law Club promotes legal education and civic awareness, with a focus on career opportunities. Major activities include guest speakers and site visits. Marion Gebhart, moderator.
  • Markings

    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.
  • Math League

    Students compete at two levels – Junior Division and Senior Division -- in four meets each year. The top two divisional teams in the region go on to compete in the Math League Invitational in Dover.
  • Mock Trial

    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.
  • Model UN

    Through debate in a simulated UN forum, students attempt to solve modern world problems in a way that all parties can be content with what the peoples of the world are doing for them.
  • National Honor Society

    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.
  • SADD-YELL

    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.
  • Science Olympiad

    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.
  • Spark (Yearbook)

    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.
  • Student Council

  • Z Club

    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.