St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School understands the cost of an independent school program is significant and we are committed to making the educational experience affordable to all students who meet our criteria for acceptance. Financial aid is an important component in strengthening the economic and social diversity of St. Mark's. Approximately 1 out of every 4 students receive some level of financial support.
Our financial aid program is based solely on financial need, rather than academic performance. Therefore, the Financial Aid committee relies soley on the information provided on the financial aid application. Financial aid is always contingent upon the availability of funds in any given year. Additional factors taken into account in the award decision process are family size, income, expenses, assets and liabilities, and spending priorities.

Grants of financial aid are not intended to cover 100% of the cost of tuition at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. All families are expected to contribute to the cost of their student’s education. Below are the answers to many of the questions you may have about financial aid and how to apply.

Families interested in financial aid for the upcoming school year should apply as follows:

Application Period: October 1, 2019 - February 15, 2020

Step 1: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement Online Workbook at

Step 2: Submit the required documentation as outlined below.


Due February 15, 2020: 2018 signed Tax Returns with all schedules AND 2018 W2

Due April 15, 2020: 2019 Federal Income Tax Return (1040), including all schedules and W-2/1099 forms

Required Documents must be submitted to SSS via a secure online upload. The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) Online Workbook (available upon login to SSS website) will take you step by step through this process. Timely submission of required documentation is the most important aspect of the process. 

Financial Aid FAQ

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

St. Mark's Awards Over


in Financial Aid Each Year

1 out of 4

Students in K-6 Receive Aid

List of 3 items.

  • We Accept Step Up for Students

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School also accepts the “Step Up For Students” scholarship that is available to students entering Kindergarten or First Grade or students transferring to St. Mark’s from a public school in all grade levels. This scholarship program is based solely on income and number of people living in the household. Please visit for eligibility and online application, or contact the Admission Office.
  • Attention Military Families

    St. Mark’s participates in the OMCC program – tuition assistance for children of deployed service members and the MCCYN program – tuition assistance for children of active military stationed in the US.

    To receive the tuition assistance, contact Child Care Aware and give them our provider number: 38748.
  • Attention Federal Employees

    St. Mark’s participates in the child care subsidies for children of employees of the GSA, Army, Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection, and the National Parks. Please contact your employer’s HR department to participate.