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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Eaton Corporation
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Baker Hostetler
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
University Settlement
Ohio Living Breckenridge Village
Burton Bell Carr Development Corporation
The Prep Schools at Woodland Hills
Esperanza, Inc.
Reminger Co., LPA
Cleveland Research Company
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
The Effective Leadership Academy
Admiral Products
Slavic Village Development Corporation
Judson Services, Inc.
John Carroll University
Towards Employment
Dress for Success Cleveland
Frantz Ward
Tucker Ellis & West LLP
Cleveland Clinic
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Ohio Lottery Commission
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Fifth Third Bank
Wickens Herzer Panza
Progressive Insurance
Rainey Institute
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland
A-1 Self Storage
College Now of Greater Cleveland
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Oswald Companies
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Omnova Solutions Foundation
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Key Bank
Minute Men Staffing Services
The Fedeli Group
Ernst & Young
Sherwin Williams
MetroHealth Medical Center
The City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland Play House
Cleveland Foundation
Revenue Group
Aero Fluid Products
Walter Haverfield
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Old Brooklyn Development Corporation
Applied Industrial Technologies
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Cleveland Metroparks
Fay Sharpe
Cleveland Indians
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
City of Cleveland
Thompson Hine
Recovery Resources
Forest City Realty Trust
Interstate McBee
Huntington National Bank
Cohen & Co.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
St. John Medical Center
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Perry & Karnatz
Hyland Software
Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
Cleveland Cavaliers
Parker Hannifin Corp
CGI Federal
University Circle Inc. (UCI)
Speedeon Data
Robert W. Baird & Co.
The Riverside Company
MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
Lake Health
MAI Capital Management
One South Euclid
Hudec Dental Associates
AeroControlex Group
Cleveland Public Library
Fairview Hospital
Cleveland City Council
Case Western Reserve University
Shurtech Brands
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Jones Day
Bratenahl Capital Partners
The Cleveland History Center
Joshen Paper & Packaging
Dominion Energy Ohio
Julie Billiart School
Cogswell Hall

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