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.

“No one looks at me and sees a child, they see a hard worker.  It’s so easy for me to interact with these adults. It’s like I’m one of them.”

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 At Saint Martin, learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. Five days out of each month, each student participates in a Corporate Work Study Program job at a site in Northeast Ohio.  Students like Kevyn, pictured here, work in real jobs at real companies, alongside full-time employees through a program that complements our academic curriculum. 

On his assigned work days, Kevyn arrives at school in uniform and enjoys breakfast with his friends, but at 7:50 when many students report to their first period class, Kevyn grabs a bagged lunch and takes the quick ride to his job at Tucker Ellis, a law firm in downtown Cleveland. At the beginning of his Saint Martin career, Kevyn participated in New Student Orientation and in CWSP training, so he is comfortable with both the logistics of the program as well as the important role he plays at Tucker Ellis and the role that Tucker Ellis can play in his education.


Upon his arrival to the records department at Tucker Ellis, Kevyn is greeted by a supervisor and colleagues who are expecting him and who have important tasks ready for his attention.  Kevyn’s supervisor provides him with assignments that challenge him appropriately and that are crucial to the success of the firm. He receives feedback on his work, learning how to improve in certain areas and how to build on his success in others. Other than short breaks and time for lunch, Kevyn remains busy throughout the day, reporting back on completed tasks and asking for more work when he completes an assignment.

At the end of the work day, Saint Martin provides transportation back to school, and Kevyn reconvenes with his friends who spent their day working at other sites throughout Northeast Ohio. After a day of work, many of our students remain at school for athletics, extra-curriculars or community service opportunities while others leave for jobs outside of school. The effort our students put in to their academics, their jobs, their extra-curriculars and their friendships leads to enormous growth over the course of four years.

Saint Martin students are scholars and young professionals. They are men and women of faith, purpose and service.

Our Partners

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The Cleveland History Center
Revenue Group
Cleveland Clinic
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Walter Haverfield
Dress for Success Cleveland
CGI Federal
College Now of Greater Cleveland
Frantz Ward
The Prep Schools at Woodland Hills
Interstate McBee
Hyland Software
The City Club of Cleveland
Eaton Corporation
Minute Men Staffing Services
Westfield Bank
University Settlement
Huntington National Bank
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Bratenahl Capital Partners
Admiral Products
AIM Recycling
John Carroll University
Thompson Hine
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
CBIZ, Inc.
Shurtech Brands
Aero Fluid Products
Towards Employment
Western Reserve Trust Company
Key Bank
The Fedeli Group
New Heights Research
Synthomer Foundation
Ohio Lottery Commission
Parker Hannifin Corp
Rainey Institute
Reminger Co., LPA
Fairview Hospital
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Ernst & Young
Burton Bell Carr Development Corporation
MAI Capital Management
Dominion Energy Ohio
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Oswald Companies
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Northeast Ohio Medical University
The Riverside Company
Ideastream Public Media
Cleveland Research Company
Group Management Services
Cleveland Cavaliers
City of Cleveland
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
Cleveland Foundation
Home Instead
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Indians
Ohio Attorney General's Office
MetroHealth Medical Center
Slavic Village Development Corporation
Esperanza, Inc.
Grant Thronton
Speedeon Data
Cleveland Play House
Applied Industrial Technologies
Fifth Third Bank
Jones Day
Lake Health
Cogswell Hall
Case Western Reserve University
The Effective Leadership Academy
Tucker Ellis & West LLP
St. John Medical Center
Fay Sharpe
University Circle Inc. (UCI)
Progressive Insurance
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
AeroControlex Group
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Judson Services, Inc.
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Baker Hostetler
Sherwin Williams
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Cleveland City Council
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
Old Brooklyn Development Corporation

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