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.

Guided by our principles, Saint Martin teachers collaborate to plan rigorous and engaging units centered around each grade’s unique theme.

In addition to the course offerings listed below, Saint Martin students are required to complete a capstone project each year. These projects provide students the opportunity to practice research skills and showcase their incredible learning throughout the year.


9th Grade

Freshmen at Saint Martin de Porres High School take five core courses: English IAlgebra IPhysical ScienceWorld History, and Freshman Theology. In order to assist students in making the transition to Saint Martin's college prep curriculum and Corporate Work Study schedule, ninth grade English and Math classes are each two periods long. Freshmen students also have one period each day dedicated to completing homework.

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Theme: Care for the Community

  • English I
  • Algebra I
  • Physical Science
  • Freshman Theology
  • World History
  • Study Hall

10th Grade

Sophomores at Saint Martin take six core courses: English IIGeometry, BiologyAmerican History, and Sophomore Theology. Additionally, 10th graders take Spanish IPhysical Education (1 semester), Health (1 semester), and have one study hall period.

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Theme: Care for Self

  • English II
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • American History
  • Sophomore Theology
  • Spanish 1
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Study Hall

11th Grade

Juniors at Saint Martin take six core courses: English IIIAlgebra IIChemistryAmerican GovernmentJunior Theology, and Spanish II. 11th grade students have one study hall period, and select one elective.

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Theme: Care for the World

  • English III
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry
  • American Government
  • Junior Theology
  • Spanish II
  • Elective*
  • Study Hall

12th Grade

Seniors at Saint Martin take courses in five core areas: EnglishMathScienceSocial Studies and Theology. Seniors have the opportunity to choose from several course offerings to meet graduation requirements in these core areas. Seniors also choose two elective courses.

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Theme: Care for the Earth

  • English IV or CC+ Eng.
  • Senior Math or Precalculus or Calculus
  • Anatomy and Physiology or Environmental Science
  • Senior Humanities
  • Senior Theology
  • Elective*
  • Elective*
  • Study Hall

* Electives offered at Saint Martin: Art, Theater, Choir, Digital Photography, Sports Performance, African American History and Culture, Spanish III, College Credit Plus Course, Music Production

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