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