Martin Saints tenth grader Elizabeth Buentello is having a good run, literally and figuratively. Last Saturday, she won a cross country race with the Ambler Olympic Club. The next day, she won first prize in the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. Congratulations, Elizabeth, we are proud of you! Thank you, Mrs. Cipolla and other faculty, for the way you mentor and support our students.
Martin Saints is a small school. Each student receives individual attention. But prospective families sometimes ask: what about extracurricular activities? It's true, we don't have a football stadium, or a million dollar arts center. But Elizabeth proves that it's very possible to have an active extracurricular life at Martin Saints. Other students are involved in opera, ballet, rugby, choirs, Boy Scouts, martial arts, and the Sea Cadets. We're proud of them all. Want to start a new club? Let's talk about that. Some of us have been brainstorming about drama, more camping, board games, and maybe a newspaper or international travel. It always takes gumption and volunteers, but we're keen to support good ideas and entrepreneurial spirits. At Martin Saints, teachers are intentional about keeping homework reasonable because we believe that teens need time for activities, leisure, and family dinner.
As we continue to support our students in living out our mission and motto, balanced extracurriculars fit right in and help our students to be fully alive!