St. Mark's School

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

St. Mark's School

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



St. Mark’s School (Birmingham, Alabama) was founded in 1891 as an outgrowth of St. Mark’s Church, with financial support from J. A. Van Hoose, a white Episcopal deacon and the 10th Mayor of Birmingham. It was the first institution in the city to offer secondary education to black students and was initially established as a girls’ boarding school.

St. Mark’s was an American Church Institute (ACI) school from 1912 to 1941 when it was dropped due to the exorbitant expense necessary to renovate its buildings. Calhoun School in Lowndes County, Alabama was brought under ACI oversight in its place. It is uncertain whether the school continued to operate after 1941.

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier


Level of detail


Dates of authority record entries

Maintenance notes

Rules and conventions

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places