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.

Saint Martin teachers collaborate to plan rigorous and engaging courses that prepare our students for success beyond Saint Martin. 

In addition to the course offerings listed below, Saint Martin students are required to take a College and Career Readiness Course that prepares them for college and their Corporate Work Study jobs. Students also participate in an advisory cohort with no more than 8 of their peers led by a member of our faculty or staff. During advisory sessions, students receive one-on-one support and mentorship so individual students feel cared for, supported, and seen, while creating connection between students and staff outside classroom instruction. 

9th Grade

Freshman coursework at Saint Martin is designed to assist making the transition to Saint Martin's college prep curriculum and Corporate Work Study schedule. The College and Career Readiness course begins with developing work skills and study skills that will set students up for success at Saint Martin. Freshman core courses include:

  • English I (2 periods)
  • Algebra I (2 periods)
  • Physical Science
  • World History
  • Theology
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10th Grade

Sophomores at Saint Martin build on their foundational skills and begin examining how to apply learning in different scenarios. The College and Career Readiness Course shifts to work skill followup and SAT Test preparation. Sophomores also complete an individual project based on a topic of their choice from another class. Their core courses include:

  • English II 
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • American History or AP US History 
  • Theology
  •  Spanish I
  • Physical Education (1 semester)
  • Health (1 semester)
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11th Grade

Beginning Junior Year, Saint Martin students have access to electives as well as College Credit Plus courses that allow students to earn up to 1 semester of college credit by their senior year. Juniors deepen their SAT test preparation and begin meeting with the College Counseling Department to begin college exploration. Students also complete another student interest project that allows them to deepen their learning on a topic of interest and practice voice and choice. Core courses include: 

  • English III 
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry
  • American Government
  • Precalculus
  • Theology
  • Spanish II
  • Elective (choice of Theatre, Choir, Youth Entrepreneurship, or Art)
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12th Grade

All Seniors at Saint Martin take a Humanities class focused in deepening student's understanding of social Justice. Students finish their academic career at Saint Martin with the completion of a capstone project. The College and Career Readiness course shifts to prepare students for transition into college through help with college applications and financial aid. Senior Year courses include: 

  • English (English IV or College Credit Plus)
  • Humanities
  • Math (Algebraic Data Analysis, Precalculus, or Calculus)
  • Science (Anatomy/Physiology)
  • Social Studies
  • Theology
  • 2 elective courses (choose from AP Biology, AP Computer Science, Youth Entrepreneurship, African American Studies, Advanced Theatre, Advanced Art, Digital Photography, Spanish III, and Active Lifestyles)
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