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

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

Why a Boarding School?

“Behold how good and pleasant it is for brothers to live in unity”  -Psalm 132 How do families arrive at the decision to send their son to a boarding school?  Difficult considerations abound.  For many it is simply an  inconceivable rupture in family integrity.  Even for parents who are open to the idea, sending a … Continued

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