St. Martha Catholic School

4380 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232-0342
Tel: (941)953-4181
Grades: PK-8 | 441 students
St. Martha School, under the guidance of the pastor, is a vital ministry of St. Martha's Parish in Sarasota, Florida.
St. Martha School encourages the formation of self-confident, motivated, faith-filled students and instills in them a lifelong love of God and learning.
They are nurtured and challenged in a Christ-centered environment to achieve strength in faith and excellence in knowledge while embracing the Christian values of personal responsibility, moral courage, respect, patience, humility, sacrifice and social justice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1950
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students 441 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade St. Martha Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki or Navy shorts, pants, skorts and Polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,315
Tuition Notes Fees $750 PreK $7020
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mary Trichter


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Aerobics & Exercise, Body & Movement, Caring Crafty Kids, Chess, Children's Rosary, Choir, ClubTech3, Competitive Rumikub, Creative Writing, Dance, Debate, Drama, Drama Productions, Gymnastics, Home Economics, KNN News, Karate, National Junior Honor Society, Running, Upcycling & Refashioning Chess, Choir, ClubTech3, Dance, Debate, Drama, Gymnastics, Home Economics, KNN News, Karate, Running, Aerobics & Exercise,
Body & Movement,
Caring Crafty Kids,
Children's Rosary,
Competitive Rumikub,
Creative Writing,
Drama Productions,
National Junior Honor Society,
Upcycling & Refashioning,

School Notes:

  • In partnership with Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church, the mission of St. Martha Catholic School is to provide each student with diverse opportunities which develop strength in faith, and excellence in knowledge and learning.  Students build character through their Christian service to the school, parish, and world communities.  St. Martha Catholic School is a Catholic Christian community that strives to integrate, in the lives of its members, the message of Jesus.  The philosophy is based on the belief that the home and school are partners responsible for creating an environment for the child that nurtures his/her spiritual, physical, psychological, social and intellectual growth to his/her fullest potential.  St. Martha Catholic School strives to provide a curriculum which gives opportunity for growth in the student's relationship with Jesus while building competance in academic disciplines, basic skills, aesthetic appreciation and physical development.  Our school seeks to enable the children to construct a realistic framework for living, accept their limitations, develop their capabilities and develop a just and loving moral code and mind that inquires and seeks the truth.  The faculty is aware that the Catholic faith is not merely taught from books, but more realistically inspired by the teachers who strive to provide the children with a model for Catholic living in their relationships with one another and with the children.  Fully aware that we are educating citizens of the Kingdom of God and of contemporary society, St. Martha Catholic School bases all policy decisions, whether they involve worship, curriuclum, finances, discipline or extracurricular activities, on the merits of their potential for fostering child growth within the framework of a Catholic community that works for the common good of society.

Profile last updated: 11/16/2015

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