St. Mark’s College was chartered to offer theological degrees by the legislature of the Province of British Columbia in 1956 with the passage of the St. Mark’s Act. The College’s programs are recognized by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (RCAV) and the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA), and have been assessed as ATS equivalent by the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE).


St. Mark's College is a Candidate Member of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools as of February 2015. We invite you to read our ATS Educational Effectiveness Statement.

From October 16 to 19, 2017, St. Mark's College will undergo a comprehensive site visit from an ATS evaluation committee. Should any members of the St. Mark’s Community wish to submit comments about the College and its accreditation, please submit the comments to before Oct. 1, 2017. All submissions will be shared with the ATS evaluation committee. Read More