Diverse & Inclusive Community
Saint Mark’s provides a values-driven experience for our students and our community.
Our school was founded on the Episcopal values of academic excellence, openness, inclusivity, and inquiry. We are proud of how this heritage continues to strengthen and guide our commitment to providing the best education for children, where academic curiosity creates lifelong learners and empathetic leaders.
As a community, we actively participate in living out these values together, cultivating character and encouraging compassion. Our chapel is one specific opportunity where we come together every week to intentionally create a loving and accepting space to help students reflect on and respond to our world. All are welcome to join and participate, and we design this time to be student-led and inclusive of all people, religions, and perspectives.
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.