Those We Serve
Our school serves girls and boys in the greater New Haven area.
There are 62 students enrolled in our Academy for the 2019-20 school year.
We are also serving 178 SMPA graduates now in high school, college and beyond (pursuing advanced degrees, with resumes, letters of recommendations, etc.)
All our accepted students qualify for free and reduced lunch and live at or below 200% of the federal poverty line of $24,300 for a family of four.
“Children living in poverty are often exposed to multiple adverse childhood experiences. If left unaddressed, these childhood traumas significantly affect a child’s ability to learn. Students who are exposed to two or more traumas are twice as likely to repeat a grade, experience behavioral problems, become disengaged with schoolwork and suffer from chronic health problems like asthma, ADHD and obesity.” Dr. Kelly O’Leary, Principal, Saint Martin de Porres Academy.
Demographics of our Students
- 33.3% African-American,
- 48.6% Hispanic
- 1.4% Caucasian
- 15.2% Multi-Racial
- 1.4% Asian
- 100% come from low-income families in the greater New Haven area.
- 47% live in single parent households.
Our 178 graduates are succeeding in college prep high schools, college, or proudly serving our country in the military.
Over 90% of our graduates attend rigorous college-prep high schools on scholarships
Our college acceptance rate is 97%
Our college-aged students are 2.2 times more likely to earn a higher education degree in four years than a Connecticut public high school graduate. They are 3.7 times more likely to earn a higher education degree in four years than their economically disadvantaged peers earning a degree in six years.
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See how our graduates are thriving at private college preparatory high schools and prestigious colleges and universities across the country.