St. Martha Catholic School

St. Martha Catholic School offers challenging academics to students in Pre-K through 8th Grade.
In an effort to serve God and our community, students, staff and families of St. Martha Catholic School work together to maintain high academic standards, develop Christ-centered relationships, and provide stewardship to Sarasota and the surrounding areas.
St. Martha Catholic School follows a STREAM curriculum, which is an interdisciplinary, standards-based curriculum model that integrates Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, The Arts, and Mathematics.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 434 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,215
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Martha Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1950
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students
434 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
St. Martha Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
22 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki or Navy shorts, pants, skorts and Polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Fees $825 PreK $7920 Non-Catholic Rate: $9720
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Maria Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Aerobics & Exercise, Caring Crafty Kids, Chess, Children's Rosary, ClubTech3, Competitive Rumikub, Creative Writing, Debate, Drama, Home Economics, KNN News, National Junior Honor Society, Running, Service Club, Upcycling & Refashioning

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Dance, Drama Productions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Body & Movement, Gymnastics, Karate

School Notes

  • St. Martha Catholic School offers challenging academics to students in Pre-K through 8th Grade. In an effort to serve God and our community, students, staff and families of St.  Martha Catholic School work together to maintain high academic standards, develop Christ-centered relationships, and provide stewardship to Sarasota and the surrounding areas. St. Martha Catholic School students have consistently performed in the top 20% across the nation year after year. All teachers are certified in their subject areas with all early childhood classes having a full or part time aide. STREAM is an interdisciplinary, standards-based curriculum model that integrates Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, The Arts, and Mathematics. From Pre-K through 8th Grade, the teachers at St. Martha Catholic School design units of study that challenge and empower students, creating an environment that encourages problem-solving, collaboration, student-led inquiry and hands-on projects. A science lab, vegetable garden, prayer garden, open fields, and the Zazarino Center serve as dynamic learning spaces. Our Catholic faith is woven through all subjects and grade levels, promoting a culture of innovation and ethical action. STREAM educates students for their future, makes learning relevant, and emphasizes interdisciplinary connections.  St. Martha Catholic School is a leader in the integration of technology. Our classrooms are equipped with Active Boards and all students have access to 1:1 technology. Using both ipads and Chromebooks, students learn to use the many tools at their disposal to communicate and create. Classes in grades 4-8 integrate digital, collaborative workspaces through the use of Google Classroom. In addition, students use Ozobots, Dot & Dash Coding, Virtual Reality, 3-D Computer Printing, Codapillar, Tiggly, Ozmo, SmartGurlz, and many other tech tools to learn coding and apply their learning creatively through digital design. Our facility and campus were designed with safety and technology integration as priorities. Our Zazarino Center is an approximately 26,000 sq. ft., multi-faceted facility featuring a gymnasium, locker rooms, classrooms, concession area, performance stage, music room, community room, and physical education offices. We are conveniently located near Cardinal Mooney High School with easy access to Interstate 75. We are fully equipped with an elevator and other provisions for children/parents with special needs. Research by the US Dept. of Education, the National Catholic Educational Association and independent agencies show that: Catholic schools have a lower dropout rate than public and other private schools; 99% of Catholic high-school students graduate; 97% of Catholic students go on to some form of post-secondary education; Catholic school students nationwide perform better on three basic objectives of civic education (i.e. the capacity for community service, learning and using civic skills, and political/social tolerance); Catholic school students in Sarasota County have scored in the top 10 to 15% on Standardized Tests compared to other Catholic and private schools across the nation.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 434 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,215
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Sarasota, FL is $9,664 for elementary schools and $9,867 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sarasota, FL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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