ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Strength in Faith, Excellence in Knowledge, Character in Service
St. Martha Catholic School offers challenging academics to students in Pre-K through 8th Grade.
In an effort to serve God and the 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.
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.
St. Martha Catholic School follows a STREAM curriculum, which is an interdisciplinary,
standards-based 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. STREAM educates students for their future, makes learning relevant, and emphasizes
interdisciplinary connections. The Catholic faith is woven through all subjects and grade levels,
promoting a culture of innovation and ethical action.
St. Martha Catholic School is a leader in the integration of technology. The classrooms are
equipped with mobile ViewSonic panels and all students have a Chromebook to utilize 1:1
technology. In addition to Chromebooks, students have access to a mobile lab of iPads. Classes
in grades 2-8 integrate digital, collaborative workspaces through the use of Google Classroom.
In addition, students have access to a STREAM lab with access to Ozobots, Dot & Dash robots,
CUE robots, 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.
The St. Martha Catholic School facility and campus were designed with safety and technology
integration as priorities. The 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. St. Martha Catholic School is fully
equipped with an elevator and other provisions for children/parents with special needs and is
conveniently located near Cardinal Mooney High School with easy access to Interstate 75.
St. Martha Catholic School
4380 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
Mrs. Maria Smith
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