Salt of the Earth

An open letter from Chef Macik to his students “Vos estis sal terrae quod si sal evanuerit in quo sallietur ad nihilum valet ultra nisi ut mittatur foras et conculcetur ab hominibus.” (Matthew 5:13) In this verse from the Gospel of Matthew, Christ says to the multitudes, “You are the salt of the earth. But … Continued

Mentoring Program

In order to ensure that each student at Saint Martin’s Academy has an older and presumably wiser guide to assist him in decision making and problem solving, the school created a mentoring program in which each student meets with a senior faculty member on a regular basis. These meetings have several goals. The most obvious … Continued

St. Martin’s Travel & Open House Schedule

St. Martin’s Academy’s President Daniel Kerr and Headmaster Patrick Whalen will be on the road in the coming months to connect with friends old and new. We’ll be meeting with prospective families and their boys, sitting down with supporters and generally sharing our mission to restore some sense and sanity in the education of young … Continued

“Birds are friends when you know their names”

Below is a transcript of Mr. Kerr’s Faculty Lecture in October of 2019 on birding and the relationship between naming things and friendship. Watch video above. For those who know me, my topic tonight will not come as much as a surprise.  I like birds and birdwatching and I can and frequently do talk about … Continued

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

Bon Voyage – To France They Go!

At the beginning of September, after a week-long crash course in French, our ten juniors set off for Europe. Their trimester abroad includes time exploring France and praying at Our Lady of Fontgombault Abbey on retreat, praying for family and friends while walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and studying the architecture and history … Continued

What’s in a Tie?

At the beginning of each year at Saint Martin’s Academy we welcome our new students and promote each rising student with his new class tie. Throughout the school year students may wear the all school tie, their class tie, or any of their class ties from previous years. A brief history of the tie sheds … Continued

Theotokos Hall: Campus Hearth

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

Construction Trades Certificate

Not every young man is a naturally gifted carpenter, but every young man at St. Martin’s Academy will learn the fundamentals of carpentry in our new Construction Trades Certificate Program. We’re serious about forming well rounded young men and as a result our curriculum entails a tremendous breadth of knowledge and experience across disciplines. But … Continued