To Build a Mobile Chicken Coop

In 10th grade Biology, St. Martin’s students undertake the study of life by engaging it on its own terms. Rather than leaning on textbooks with their abstract treatment of life’s bits and pieces we approach life as we naturally apprehend it: as an integrated and marvelous whole. Whether it is a tree, a grasshopper, a … Continued

Theotokos Hall: Work in Progress

August 21st, 2019 The final sprint to the finish!  We are thrilled to be putting the finishing touches on Theotokos Hall in preparation for full occupation on September 2nd when we’ll welcome 30 young men from across the country.  Theotokos or “God-bearer” (named from the Greek title for Our Lady) will house all operations including … Continued

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Under the direction of Chef Seb Macik, the Sophomore class put on a tremendous feast in celebration of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception.  The boys hosted faculty, friends and supporters as well as their Freshmen brothers.  They cooked and served a four course meal highlighted by roasted venison harvested locally while also entertaining with an assortment … Continued

Pottery Practicum

Each Wednesday afternoon, the students spend several hours working with their hands in learning one of the practical arts.  Led this Fall by Mr. Taylor, the boys have been introduced to both Leatherworking and Pottery.  In each case they have produced something that they use on a regular basis – in the case of leatherworking, … Continued

Fall Day Recap

This past Saturday we hosted well over 100 volunteers at our first annual Fall Work Day.  Our sincere thanks to all who joined us, some of you coming from as far as Houston, Denver and Lincoln! The conditions were clement and clear – an exceptional instance of October’s bright blue weather.  We accomplished an amazing … Continued

Join us October 20th for our Fall Work Day

Come join the faculty and students of Saint Martin’s Academy as we turn out for a full day’s work on the farm and campus on October 20th.  RSVP online here.  We will be primarily focused on building fence, planting trees, some butchering, clearing brush and processing firewood.  If you RSVP we will be in touch … Continued

April FORT Camp in Review

Our first Functional Outdoor Resilience Training  (FORT) Leadership Camp was a tremendous success!  16 exceptional young men joined St. Martin’s Academy staff for an unforgettable week in the great outdoors.  It was a tough but immensely rewarding and enjoyable camp.  The boys were pushed to their limit but met every challenge and showed outstanding fortitude … Continued

Video from the 3rd Annual Prairie Troubadour Symposium

The 3rd annual Prairie Troubadour Symposium was held February 9th and 10th at the Liberty Theatre in historic downtown Fort Scott, Kansas.  It was our largest event to date with seven fantastic speakers presenting before a sold-out crowd of 300 souls.  Bishop James Conley, Fr. Paul Check, Mr. Chris Check, Dr. John Cuddeback, Dr. William … Continued

Chickens at St. Martin’s – A Major Source of Protein

The boys’ participation in a working farm enterprise is at the heart of the unique educational experience at St. Martin’s Academy.  Students will have daily maintenance chores on the farm that will include milking cows, collecting eggs, feeding and watering all livestock, and moving beef cows and chickens on an intensive rotational grazing system.  On … Continued

Farming at St. Martin’s (Part 1)

At St. Martin’s Academy, faculty and students will work cooperatively to operate a sustainable, productive farm. We will grow seasonal vegetables, tend a perma-cultured orchard, and husband a variety of livestock from chickens and pigs to rabbits and cattle. We will milk cows and make butter, keep bees for honey, and ferment vegetables for use … Continued