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 is a Catholic high school that welcomes students of all religious traditions. Rooted in Jesus Christ and participating in Jesus Christ’s mission of proclaiming the Good News to the world, the school places a high value on the ongoing faith development of its students.
Faith is not an object to be obtained, but it is a continual journey toward closer union with God. To foster that growth, Campus Ministry offers a variety of faith experiences open to all students, which encourage each individual to live the school’s motto of “Work, Study, Serve, Lead, Pray.”
Acknowledging the importance of an active faith life of prayer and reflection, the school community gathers in celebration at school Masses and Prayer Services. Students are encouraged to participate in the planning and leading of these events through various ministries: Praise Dance, the Gospel Choir, Lectors, Gift Bearers, Altar Servers, etc. Recognizing the call to pray as a community of faith, all members of Saint Martin de Porres are expected to attend and participate at these events.
Each year, Saint Martin de Porres High School students participate in a grade-level retreat through Campus Ministry. The purpose of the retreat is to provide students with the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God and others by taking part in a variety of engaging activities that are both relaxing and interactive.
Freshman, Sophomore and Junior students participate in an extended daylong retreat. Senior students participate in an overnight retreat. In addition, Campus Ministry offers other optional retreats, including, Kairos, and Men’s/Women’s Overnight Retreats.
Saint Martin de Porres High School invites its students to use their God-given talents and gifts for the purpose of serving others. Service to others is an integral part of the school’s philosophy of “Work, Study, Serve, Lead, Pray.” Jesus Christ is the model for this service. Members of Saint Martin de Porres, seeking to find Christ in every individual, participate in various service experiences both at school and in the wider community. While such a notion of self-gift is contrary to much of the contemporary understanding of success, Saint Martin de Porres High School believes it allows the student to engage in a loving dialogue with the world upon graduation. Campus Ministry recruits student volunteers on a regular basis to serve with local partners, for example, St. Philip Neri Hot Meal Program, United Cerebral Palsy, and the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation.
Saint Martin de Porres High School provides the opportunity for students to participate in service immersion experiences. Whether in Cleveland, West Virginia, Chicago, Philadelphia or elsewhere, Saint Martin students concretize the value of care which permeates the curriculum by participating in longer and more intense periods of service to others. Through these experiences, they learn about various social issues. Together with fellow students and their teachers, the students partner with other social service and charitable organizations in their mission of care. The students learn solidarity with others by working with those in need. The immersion experience also includes reflection on the causes of need in particular segments of the population. This reflection leads the students to see the social structures and broader influences that impact the people in need. These immersions motivate students’ participation in their community and allow them to emerge as leaders to transform the world. In addition, they become advocates for those whom they have met.
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