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The day I graduated from Saint Mark’s, I cried. My four years at Saint Mark’s were among the best in my life. During my time as a Spartan, I grew both academically and spiritually. I was pushed by my teachers to challenge myself, to work harder, to be more creative and to problem solve.

Saint Mark’s helped shape my morals, my work ethic and my personality. And now, life has come full circle for my husband, Chris Blum ’86 and me. Our son Chase started as a freshman at Saint Mark’s last year. He was offered academic scholarships to four Catholic high schools. He chose Saint Mark’s for the rigorous curriculum, the wide variety of clubs and sports programs, the impressive AP program, the beautiful campus and, of course, the co-educational experience (A.K.A. the girls).

Chase is happily settled into his life as a Spartan. My husband and I feel like we’ve come home after being away for too long. And our 6th grade daughter is counting down the days until she starts at Saint Mark’s.

As Chase progresses through his academic career, I’m already dreading his graduation day. Something tells me history might repeat itself … I better start stocking up on tissues.

—By Denise (Arroyo) Blum, Class of 1989 


Saint Mark’s, a college preparatory 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.

Spartans have attended all 8 Ivy League schools

23 AP courses offered

125 scholarships and grants awarded to incoming freshmen

19 alumni on the faculty and staff

83% of students participate in co-curricular activities

15:1 student to faculty ratio

30+ academic electives

45+ activities, organizations, clubs and sports teams

99 state athletics championships since 1969

Each Spartan spends a minimum of 60 hours serving the community

Students earned $30 million in college scholarships and grants over a two-year period

99% of students accepted to college (1% military)

66% of students participate in sports

26 sports teams

1:1 co-ed Catholic education

6 science labs

8 athletic fields

900-seat auditorium

St. Mark’s High School
2501 Pike Creek Road
Wilmington, Del., 19808
Phone: 738-3300
www.stmarkshs.net
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