The 2020-2021 academic year brought continued transition to the St. Mark’s community. After months of planning, students and faculty returned to campus in early September. While new social distancing measures impacted the physical movement around campus, Marksmen and faculty alike demonstrated tremendous intentionality and support in caring for one another and working together to deliver as complete an educational experience as possible. Guided by the strategic initiatives laid out in Goals for St. Mark’s IV, conversations also moved forward around topics such as Access and Affordability, Athletics Center planning, and Community, Inclusion, and Diversity. Finally, the spring semester welcomed the return of many end-of-year traditions honoring and celebrating the many accomplishments of all Marksmen.
A YEAR OF TRANSITION
Twice during this academic year, our St. Mark’s community paused to come together to take time to reflect on the events of the previous 18 months. In October, we reflected on the impact of the 2019 tornado that struck our campus, impacted many St. Mark’s families, and devastated the broader Dallas community. In March, we reflected on the adversity faced throughout a global pandemic and the lessons learned in the determination, resilience, and optimism provided by our boys each day. Through it all, we remained grateful for being a part of a St. Mark’s community that cares for and supports each other through our triumphs and our challenges.