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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First Tee Cleveland
Embrace Pet Insurance
Reminger Co., LPA
Dominion Energy Ohio
College Now of Greater Cleveland
Baird Cleveland
Sears Think [Box]
The Riverside Company
UH St. John Medical Center
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
AeroControlex Group
Interstate McBee
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
Baker Hostetler
CGI Federal
Green Inspiration Academy
The Effective Leadership Academy
Thompson Hine
University Hospitals
Lake Health
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Saber Healthcare Group LLC
Edgewater Capital Partners
Geauga Mechanical
Ashton Technology Solutions
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Cleveland Research Company
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
Warner Girls Leadership Academy
Neighborhood Family Practice
Cleveland City Council
Nock & Son Company
Ernst & Young
MetroHealth Medical Center
Excite Health Partners
Cleveland Cavaliers
Home Instead
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Sherwin Williams
John G. Johnson Construction
Western Reserve Trust Company
Judson Services, Inc.
Southwest General Hospital
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Play House
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Cleveland Foundation
The City Club of Cleveland
Progressive Insurance
CBIZ, Inc.
Union Miles Development Corporation
Applied Industrial Technologies
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Hyland Software
Parker Hannifin Corp
Frantz Ward
John Carroll University
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
The Cleveland History Center
Jones Day
Aero Fluid Products
McCarthy Lebit
Partnership Schools
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Fleet Response
Burton Bell Carr Development Corporation
Shamrock Companies Inc.
Ohio Lottery Commission
Park Place Technologies
Slavic Village Development Corporation
Global Ambassadors Language Academy
Urban Community
Heartland Payroll Solutions
Beachland Ballroom
The Centers
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Bratenahl Capital Partners
Eaton Corporation
Cleveland Menu
Case Western Reserve University
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
AVI Foodsystems, Inc.
Key Bank
St. Aloysius - St. Agatha
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Shurtape Technologies, LLC
Olympic Forest products Company

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