The Blum Family
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
St. Mark’s High School
2501 Pike Creek Road
Wilmington, Del., 19808
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