Why Choose St. Martin Academy?

 Why choose St. Martin of Tours Academy?

St. Martin of Tours Academy (K-8) is fully accredited by both Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). Preschool is available for children ages 3-5. Choosing a Catholic education gives your child(ren) advantages for life. Among the benefits: daily religious instruction and prayer, participation in liturgies and sacraments, and an emphasis on moral values and spiritual development integrated throughout the curriculum.

Children have a right to grow to the fullest of their potential in an atmosphere of utmost reverence and respect. St. Martin Academy’s environment facilitates the learning process, blending academic achievement with a Christian perspective on life and an understanding of human nature.

With a student-centered orientation, teachers work in close communication with parents to strive toward the development of the whole child with an emphasis on self-esteem, confidence, and motivation to be lifelong learners. To this end, we employ a process ensuring all students have equal opportunities to develop higher-level thinking skills, learn, and make responsible decisions.  We liaise with public school districts to ensure the transition of student IEPs and 504 plans to SMA Individual Learning Plans (ILPs).

St. Martin of Tours Academy believes that:

  • each person is unique and has his/her own timing and way for learning
  • mistakes are an inevitable part of being human and are not a reflection of one’s intelligence
  • children, by nature, have an innate love for learning and that classrooms must be “labs” for learning so as to stimulate their intellectual curiosity
  • daily opportunities for logical, critical, and creative thinking must be afforded to students for learning subject matter and for responsible decision making for future living
  • an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in the classrooms is essential for mental and emotional security for students
  • a noncompetitive, cooperative, safe atmosphere will convey God’s acceptance and unconditional love for the uniqueness of each individual
  • experiencing justice in the classroom will lead students to seek justice in the world and to respond to the needs of others now and in the future


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