We are breaking the generational cycle of poverty and transforming lives through education and opportunity.


Saint Martin de Porres Academy is a faith-based, NativityMiguel middle school that provides a tuition-free, extended day education for underserved girls and boys from low-income families in the New Haven area. We are an independent Catholic school committed to a belief in the dignity and worth of every person. We strive to provide each child with a promising start in life and to equip them to fulfill their academic potential while achieving spiritual and social maturity. We welcome children of all faiths, races and cultures.


The vision of Saint Martin de Porres Academy is to break the cycle of poverty through education and opportunity. Our goal is to provide urban boys and girls the opportunity to choose a quality education that will allow them to live up to their full potential. At the Academy, we promote more than academic excellence - we cultivate personal responsibility, social skills and leadership, balanced with a strong spiritual foundation and a recognition of the need to serve others.

Strength and Promise

Our strength is our 12-year commitment to each student, and our unwavering belief in their unique gifts, talents and potential. Our promise is that our students will emerge as young men and women of competence and compassion, with a commitment to engage with the world and exert a positive influence.

SMPA Honor Code

I am a child of God. I will be truthful, honest and respectful. I will work to the best of my ability to develop the talents that God has given me. I will endeavor to share my gifts and talents to make my family, my school and my community a place of justice and peace.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

One Child at a Time