St.Mark's School blossomed on 1st june 1998. It is a Matriculation Higher Secondary School, situated at old katpadi, "SHALOM", Vellore 632 007 and is one of the best recognized Co-Educational English Medium School. It is being managed by "St.Mark's Educational Trust"(Regd).
St.Mark's Matriculation Higher Secondary School was started with the humble objective of providing sound moral intellectual and Physical Education. The school believes that worthy citizen of India can be built by developing the personality right from the childhood. The school strives and is taking all steps to mould the knowledge, personality and patriotism among our students. As a responsible co-educational school, students take oath on everyday to respect their parents, teachers and elders and to treat others as brothers and sisters.
As recorded in the Proverb 1:7, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. It is well known that "pure character is formed if one always pleads with God to be pure Holy in thoughts, words and deeds. It is aptly mentioned in our school Motto, "Holy Unto the Lord".
Up to Std V, Hindi, our national language is also taught as a subject to kindle the desire to learn that Language in depth in the event of the children settling down in Northern part of India in their later years. It is a world of computers and so our students are given computer education right from class I through an imported LCD Projectors for the benefit of students who want to acquire, additional knowledge in a foreign language, French is taught as part I language for Std XI & XII.
For the convenience and safe travelling of students from their residence to school and back home, school runs 2 buses and 1 van. Employing matured drivers and conductors which is made mandatory is being followed by St.Mark's Matriculation School right from its inspection. Needless to say the students are given necessary comforts in their spacious and airy classrooms and highly hygienic separate bath rooms for boys and girls to enable them to pay full attention on their studies. The school has a very spacious and airy library stuffed with highly informative books where students can spend their leisure time for broadening their knowledge. Computer, Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology laboratories have all necessary equipments in adequate quantities. Periodical checking is being done to maintain the quality, quantity and workability.
Mr. S.D.A. Jacob, B.Sc., B.Ed., who founded the School hails from a very noble Christian family. He has been running the school very efficiently for the past 22 years Mrs. Renuga Jacob, M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., is not only his life partner but also the principal of the school. Both husband and wife share all the burden and responsibilities of running the school efficiently, developing it and bringing it to prosperity and glory. Under their leadership the school has seen both horizontal and longitudinal growth and now St.Mark's MHSS is almost a house hold name for education in this area. The school employs highly educated and qualified Teaching & Non-Teaching staff. In spite of admitting students from middle and lower middle class citizens of the society, who can not spend much money and time for educating their children, the school gives additional coaching to equip them to face their examinations confidently. Needless to add that with all improved methods of teaching and best efforts St.Mark's MHSS will become the best among the best result oriented schools.
Rev.D.Sundararaj was an ordinary man who saved by the Holy Spirit in the year 1964 and become a true Christian lived for HIM. He was working as the Deputy Collector in Tamil Nadu and resigned his job in 1984 and involved himself fully for the ministry of Friends' Missionary Prayer Band (one of the biggest organization in India). There, he took charge as a Prayer Wing director for the whole nation. Later, he was in USA for few months as a missionary before he went to be with the LORD. And his wish was everybody to get education and thus he became the co-founder of the school.