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

Theotokos Hall: Work in Progress

May 30th, 2018 Thanks to the work of our tireless crew, Theotokos Hall has swiftly taken shape and the heavy-lifting (cranes and all) is done.  What was an untamed brushy hillside a year ago now supports a magnificent 6,000+ sq. ft structure and the future hearth and home for generations of students. We now turn … 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

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

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

Music at St. Martin’s Academy

Music is an integral part of the culture at St. Martin’s Academy, and specifically two forms of music are fitting for this Catholic boys boarding school.  First, since the school is Catholic it presumes that the liturgy—Mass and the Divine Office—are prayed in common.  Therefore, some type of sacred music should be in place 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

The Role and Purpose of Holy Mass at St. Martin’s Academy

In his poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” Robert Browning’s hero, the young untried knight Roland, undertakes a journey that he believes to be his destiny, his fate, his raison d’être. This young Roland, like most young men, seeks the purpose for which he exists. Whether the hero of Browning’s poem finds that … 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

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