Diverse & Inclusive Community

Saint Mark’s is a place where students and families belong.

Our school was founded in 1960 on the Episcopal values of academic excellence, openness, inclusivity, and inquiry. We are proud of how our Episcopal identity continues to strengthen and guide our commitment to providing the best education for children, where academic curiosity creates lifelong learners and empathetic leaders.

We actively participate in living out our values together, cultivating character, fostering inclusion, and encouraging compassion. Our chapel is one specific opportunity where we come together weekly to intentionally create a loving and accepting space for students to self-reflect, see themselves as part of a community, and respond to the world around them. 

Learn more about our Episcopal Identity. Read about our Haiti Partnership.


Our History

Saint Mark’s School was founded in 1960 by a group of dedicated parents who saw the need in the Altadena community for a quality education in a racially integrated setting. The charge given to the School by the leadership of St. Mark’s Church was that the school reflect the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and operate independently without cost to the parish.