Providing students of modest economic means with a college preparatory education aimed at helping young men and women develop the habits of mind and spirit that will enable them to be successful in college, in their careers, and in life.
Providing meaningful opportunities for professionals to interact with and mentor students while making a difference in their lives. Over 100 Cleveland-area businesses, firms, and non-profits have partnered with Saint Martin.
Saint Martin invites students into our school community who are committed to academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth. During the admissions process, Saint Martin reviews academic, disciplinary, and attendance records, as well as teacher recommendations.
While we are serious about preparing students for college and career success, we also believe that school should be fun! Caring for the whole student, we believe that involvement in extracurriculars is essential to continuing to form talented, well-rounded, and interesting individuals.
The inspiration for both Skidmark and Motogo came from Brian Schaffran’s five years as a teacher at St. Martin de Porres High School. “We had this thing called Wonder Week where we stopped teaching our regular classes and got to teach whatever our hobby was,” he says. “I brought in three motorcycles. And for one week, I had 12 kids just working on motorcycles and getting to know how to use tools. It was life-changing for me and them.”
Cleveland Magazine profiles one of Saint Martin's all time favorite teachers and his Motogo Program which Mr. Schaffran now enjoys with current Lions as well as other high school students around our area. It is a great read by Ilona Westfall.
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