St. Mark’s Episcopal School

Monday, November 9, I had the pleasure of spending my morning at St. Marks Episcopal School, which is nestled between West University and Bellaire. What a hidden gem it is! I walked in to a scene of happy preschoolers enjoying the newly refurbished astroturf playground located in the center of campus. I enjoyed conversation with Director of Admissions, Matt Burgy, who shared with me that although the school celebrates the uniqueness of every child, it has made huge strides to incorporate a more collaborative learning style- which includes design thinking. Students engage in group projects and they will make use of the brand new building at the back of campus, which you won’t see from the parking lot. I walked into this building and was in awe of the modern architecture and decor, and the resources available to students. This building houses four classrooms and Middle School leadership offices. I saw middle school students seated in ergonomically-sound chairs working on lessons using their own ipads. I also saw a room called the Idea lab, where students create everything from new ideas to videos using a green screen. If you haven’t met the student ambassadors, I highly encourage you to come to an open house or tour- the next one isĀ tomorrow, November 11! Check out details at You will find St. Marks student ambassadors easily able to represent their school. They are comfortable and confident leaders in this growing school. In the coming years, the school plans to expand their already diverse athletics program as well! Come check out St .Marks!