The administration, faculty, staff, parents and students of St. Martin de Porres School, continually create and promote the development of a rich Catholic community. Catholic Identity and ministry are the foundation for teaching and learning at St. Martin de Porres School.
As a Catholic school, we place the highest value on our faith and the way it touches every aspect of our lives. Prayer and religious formation are central to the daily experience at St. Martin de Porres. Students are taught to actively live their faith and to recognize the role it plays in helping them grow as caring, moral individuals.
At St. Martin de Porres, our Catholic beliefs are woven throughout all facets of academic and social life. Our goal is to develop within each of our children a moral conscience - a soul - that will help guide them in today’s world.
While our curriculum emphasizes the Catholic faith, students are also taught to understand and respect people of every religious background.
- Daily prayers frame the students’ day.
- In religion classes, students learn the tenets and social teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Discussions of God and faith pervade class discussions, projects and events.
- Each month, students participate in an all-school Mass
- Each month, students are gathered according to their Faith Family, which unites younger and older students for project based activities, shared faith reflection and monthly mass.
- Students are fully prepared for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion.
- Students participate in Catholic traditions such as saying the Rosary and Stations of the Cross
- All students attend monthly Mass.
- All 6-8 graders participate in a fall retreat.
- Students in Grades 5-8 may participate in the liturgy as altar servers.
- Prayer begins and ends each day; prayer and blessings are said before meals.
- Grades 5-8 are engaged with appropriate service projects throughout the year.
Each year, the school offers sacramental preparation classes for students making their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Classes are taught and led by Sister Anne Maher. For more information please contact Sr. Anne.