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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.


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

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