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

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