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Fall-Winter Issue of The Bell

One of the many beauties of the St. Martin’s experience is that each of our students is known, individually and well. Many schools cannot make that claim...

Dear St. Martin’s Families,

One of the many beauties of the St. Martin’s experience is that each of our students is known, individually and well. Many schools cannot make that claim. Through interactions with teachers, administrators, and student support services staff, all students are known and valued. We proudly support a student body which represents a variety of talents, interests, and learning profiles. At St. Martin’s we teach capable students from a variety of backgrounds, and we provide the strategies and support systems to have each student thrive in a challenging academic environment.  

The Fall-Winter 2018 issue of The Bell is dedicated to our student support services staff. From our nurse and counselors to our chaplains and learning specialists to our ESL teachers and college counselors, St. Martin’s is rich with trained professionals who know and understand the needs of our students. It is at the heart of our mission and truly sets us apart. These professionals work each day to be sure that our students understand and embrace the skills and constructs needed to thrive in college and in life.

My own experience was very different from that of the students of St. Martin’s. I attended good public schools throughout elementary and secondary school. In my experience, unless there was an identified problem, a student never visited the counselors, nurse, or other members of the student support system. Only those who were deemed appropriate for college were tapped by the college guidance counselors. Sadly, it was easy to be unknown to any professional in my schools, outside of the day-to-day teachers.  

I am so proud to be leading a school which values and knows deeply, each individual student.  And I am grateful to our support service professionals for the outstanding work they do. At St. Martin’s, we use our available resources to create a learning environment in which all of our students can thrive and flourish, now and in their futures.            
 
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