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

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