April 9th, 2014
St. Martin de Porres Academy students play role of jury in mock trial at Quinnipiac University.
Read about our students' recent trip to Quinnipiac Law School where they served as jurors during a mock trial organized by Quinnipiac law alumna and family support magistrate Jane Grossman (pictured above with SMPA students).
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April 8th, 2014
REMINDER: April 14-21st NO SCHOOL
February 3, 2014
Basketball schedule for the 40th Annual Saint Mary School Basketball Tournament is now available. Please Click Here to view.
February 3, 2014
FOOD & ART FOR A CAUSE. St. Martin de Porres Academy will benefit from the sale of paintings by local artist Julia Contacessi currently on exhibit at Meli-Melo in Greenwich, CT. The exhibit at the acclaimed creperie and juice bar will run through March 8th. For an artist bio and to view a compilation of her work please click here.
January 24th, 2014
St. Martin de Porres Academy will join with Catholic schools across the country in observing National Catholic Schools Week, January 27-31. This year's theme celebrates our schools as communities of faith, knowledge and service. Special activities are planned that focus on our Catholic identity and the value of our faith-based education offers our students, families and community.
December 20th 2013
St. Martin de Porres Academy featured on WFSB-TV as a Cool School
St. Martin de Porres Academy has been recognized by WFSB-TV as a Cool School. This weekly news feature, hosted by meteorologist and reporter Mark Dixon, highlights the unique programs and successes of school communities across our state. SMPA was recognized for our required music education program, our extensive support of graduates through high school and college, our Social-Emotional-Spiritual approach to learning woven throughout our curriculum, and putting our faith into action through service -- all signature elements of our unique NativityMiguel model. We're grateful to Mark Dixon and WFSB for this distinction and telling our story on the air; we think they are cool, too!
November 11th 2013
School Service Day Marks Feast of St. Martin de Porres
On November 4th, students and staff celebrated the feast day of our patron. In honor of the acts of kindness and service that St. Martin de Porres offered to others, students went to various locations in New Haven and Hamden to lend assistance to those in need. Sites included Amistad Catholic Worker, Christian Community Action, Clelian Adult Day Center, Community Soup Kitchen, New Haven Home Recovery, St. Ann Soup Kitchen, Tower One Tower East. At the Academy, students made friendship bracelets and kits for patients at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and prepared our Community Garden for winter; the garden helps provide food for the Downtown Soup Kitchen.
October 28th 2013
Many thanks to the St. George Men's Group who donated the proceeds of their recent golf tournament to educating our youth. $2,500 was presented to St Martin de Porres Academy and $2,500 to Guilford Fund for Education.
From left to right: Bob Skarzynski, Doug Stokely, Brenda Gorman (GFFE Board member), Father Andres Mendoza Floyd, Jim Mancini, Rich Evans, Father James Shanley (Pastor), Charles Frey, Jay Bowes, Don Smith.