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 CWS 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.

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Partnership Schools
Geauga Mechanical
The Riverside Company
Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
Shurtape Technologies, LLC
Parker Hannifin Corp
Ashton Technology Solutions
John G. Johnson Construction
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Interstate McBee
Walter Haverfield
St. Jerome School
The City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland Research Company
American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter
Case Western Reserve University
Nock & Son Company
RHM Real Estate
Beachland Ballroom
Baker Hostetler
Cleveland Cavaliers
St. Francis School
FASS Real Estate
Urban Community
MetroHealth Medical Center
St. Aloysius - St. Agatha
Fleet Response
Home Instead
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Evarts Tremaine
Neighborhood Family Practice
University Hospitals
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Heartland Payroll Solutions
Bratenahl Capital Partners
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Berry Insulation Company
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Hyland Software
Slavic Village Development Corporation
John Carroll University
Baird Cleveland
Zelie's Home
Union Miles Development Corporation
UH St. John Medical Center
Applied Industrial Technologies
Key Bank
Frantz Ward
Dominion Energy Ohio
The Welsh Academy
Tucker Ellis & West LLP
Reminger Co., LPA
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Cleveland Menu
Warner Girls Leadership Academy
Olympic Forest products Company
Albert Bushnell Hart School
Third Federal Savings & Loan Association
Ernst & Young
College Now of Greater Cleveland
Park Place Technologies
Cleveland Foundation
Eaton Corporation
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
Cleveland Public Library
Southwest General Hospital
Cleveland City Council
CGI Federal
Tendon Manufacturing
AeroControlex Group
Green Inspiration Academy
Global Ambassadors Language Academy
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Edgewater Capital Partners
William Rainey Harper School
Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. LPA
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Shamrock Companies Inc.
Aero Fluid Products
Gesu Catholic School
The Cleveland History Center
Western Reserve Trust Company
Thompson Hine
Jones Day
McCarthy Lebit
Saint Martine de Porres High School- Advancement
Rainey Institute
Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham School
Shoes and Clothes for Kids
Judson Services, Inc.
Cleveland Clinic
Sherwin Williams
Ohio Lottery Commission
Sears Think [Box]
The Effective Leadership Academy
Greater Cleveland Film Commission

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