Leadership Opportunities

St. Mark’s offers middle school students opportunities to develop leadership skills that will be valuable in their education years and adult life. Qualified students learn how to organize and execute tasks, lead others, and provide service to other students and the community.

Click HERE for the COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS 2015-2016 form.

Middle School Student Council

The Middle School Student Council creates a sense of community within the school and allows all students the opportunity to experience a sense of being connected to their school. Overall, the Middle School Student Council works to improve the atmosphere and well-being of the school.

A group of elected students works with two teacher advisors within the framework of a constitution to provide:

  • A means of student expression and assistance in school service projects, and special activities and events
  • Enhancement of student/faculty/community relations
  • Opportunities for student leadership

The council is open to all students in grades 5-8 who meet the following criteria:

  • Yearly average of B- or above
  • Overall conduct grade of G or better
  • Good deportment record
  • Consent of parent and faculty to participate in the council

  National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society at St. Mark’s is officially known as St. Mark’s Episcopal Lions’ Pride and is affiliated with the National Honor Society. Membership is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the Faculty Council, and shall be determined based on criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character.

Candidates are second semester 7th or 8th grade students who have attended St. Mark’s for at least one semester. They must meet the following criteria:

  • Conduct grade of E and effort grade of 1 in the majority of subject areas.
  • Minimum of 20 service hours
  • 7th grade academics: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.67 for the second semester of 6th grade and the first semester of 7th grade
  • 8th grade academics: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.67 for both semesters of 7th grade and the first semester of 8th grade

Application deadline is February of each academic year.

NJHS is hosting a Box Tops contest during the months of September and October 2015. For more information, click here.

 Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors support and share the mission of St. Mark’s. They offer their services at special events, such as lower and middle school orientations, open houses, high school fair, Episcopal School Sunday, Grandparents’ Day, and other special events.

Students earn this privilege and honor by demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to high academic and behavior standards. A team of teachers and administrators review applications and select qualified applicants for the upcoming school year. Students are selected through a process that includes:

  • Individual essay
  • Yearly grade point average of B- or above
  • Good deportment record that includes no more than 3 detentions at the end of 7th grade