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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.

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