The Character of the Rope Climb

One of the events at the recent St. Martin’s Academy FORT Leadership Camp was an individually timed race through our woodland obstacle course.   The boys lined up at the start, and one at a time sprinted through the course accompanied by a staff member keeping time and yelling encouragement.  In a matter of minutes … Continued

St. Martin’s Veteran’s Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for the St.  Martin’s Academy Veteran’s Fellowship. St. Martin’s Academy is a private Catholic boarding school for young men that is located in southeast Kansas. Based on a working farm, St. Martin’s emphasizes faith and character development, academics, and hard work though our farming, outdoorsmanship, and athletic programs.  The Fellowship … Continued

Residential Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for the St. Martin’s Residential Fellowship. The Fellowship extends from mid-August 2018 to early June 2019, offers room, board, and a stipend of $8,000. A St. Martin’s Residential Fellow is an imaginative, team-oriented, and initiative-taking man with an irreproachable character. He is faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church … Continued

Open House 19 May

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, May 19th 2018 for an Open House on the campus of St. Martin’s Academy. This is an opportunity for prospective families, supporters, or simply those with an interest in the Academy to come meet us in person, view our campus under construction, and learn more about our educational … Continued

Faculty Lecture by Dr. Kenneth Klassen: “Removing the Veil”

November 18th 2017 St. Martin’s Academy hosted the first of its quarterly public faculty lectures. Dr. Kenneth Klassen delivered a talk entitled “Removing the Veil: ​Gymnastic​ ​Experience,​ ​Wonder,​ ​and​ ​Reflections​ ​of Jean-Henri​ ​Fabre”.   The public faculty lectures are part of our effort to create an intellectual community around the Academy that shares in the edification and pleasure … Continued

Curriculum Overview

One of the chief interventions in Saint Martin’s educational program is the inclusion of all aspects of a student’s life in the curriculum. From the organizational structure of the student body, to labor on the farm, work in the kitchen, prayer, academics, and even to the unscripted social interactions of the students themselves, every aspect … Continued

Leadership in a Land of Tears: What “The Little Prince” Teaches Us about Responsibility

“I​ ​did​ ​not​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​him,​ ​how​ ​to​ ​catch​ ​up​ ​with​ ​him…​ ​the​ ​land​ ​of​ ​tears​ ​is​ ​so​ ​mysterious.” -Antoine​ ​de​ ​Saint-Exupery Most​ ​major​ ​bookstores​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​section​ ​devoted​ ​to​ ​leadership.​ ​​ ​Perhaps​ ​you​ ​have​ ​seen them?​ ​​ ​Dominating​ ​the​ ​shelves​ ​are​ ​books​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​well-intentioned​ ​how-to​ ​advice​ ​that​ ​is difficult​ ​to​ … Continued

2018 St. Martin’s Academy F.O.R.T. Leadership Camps

Functional Outdoor Resilience Training…F.O.R.T. Join us at St. Martin’s Academy for one of our week long camps for boys age 12 to 14 this coming Spring and Summer 2018. Unplug for a week and reengage reality. An opportunity for recreation, growth, and learning in a decisively Catholic setting, F.O.R.T. Leadership Camps are run by the … Continued

Introduction to Athletics

“Bodily discipline is an aid to mental and moral health” – Fr. Edward Leen Athletics at St. Martin’s are a practicum in the capabilities and virtues that students are called to embody.  We provide two distinct programs, one in the fall and one in the spring, that challenge all students at their respective level of … Continued

On Academics: Φύσις and θεωρία

Academics at St. Martin’s are a mix of tradition and innovation.  This brief post offers some perspective on our methods and rationale.  It serves to frame our educational approach and should make clear the difference that St. Martin’s enacts in high school education.  There is much more to follow, but for now, welcome to a … Continued