We are a faith-based, NativityMiguel Network middle school that provides tuition free, extended day education for underserved girls and boys from low-income families in the New Haven area.
Candy Meets Aristotle At St. Martin De Porres
On Monday afternoon last week, beneath the bright sun at the park at Monk Corner (Cedar and Amistad streets), teacher Jesse Walsh arrayed seven kids who had signed up for the club around a picnic table.
There they commenced one of their favorite philosophy exercises that Walsh has invented. She calls it the candy game.
A former math and science teacher at the school, philosophy-lover and now graduate student, Walsh (pictured) now travels in from Boston every Monday to conduct the class. Walsh began the club two years ago as St. Martin De Porres Academy (SMPA) teachers are encouraged to create curriculum that derives from their own passions for the 3 to 5 p.m. time slot.
St. Martin de Porres Academy AmeriCorps Video 2013 "Service Is"
March 4th, 2013
New Haven Register Article: Guilford teen's goal aids New Haven field hockey team
Sometimes you don’t appreciate what you have until you see how little others have.
That’s what happened when Alex Becker, a field hockey player and junior at Guilford High School, visited St. Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven and saw the little patch of grass that serves as the school’s field hockey area.The field is situated between a building and a parking lot. Click Here to see full article.