It is a pleasure to welcome you to St. Martin of Tours School, serving children in grades TK-8. We are a part of the parish community of St. Martin of Tours Church, located in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. We welcome families from diverse backgrounds and many regions around our city. Our school has been dedicated to academic excellence, and to forming young people committed to lives of leadership and service, for over sixty years since its founding in 1954. Whether you are a new visitor or a returning member of the SMT family, come join our vibrant and engaging community.
Following in the footsteps of our patron, Saint Martin, our school is characterized by a commitment to educating the whole child—mind, heart and spirit—in partnership with parents. This holistic education includes a rigorous preparation in the arts and sciences, in a nurturing family-centered setting. Students at SMT study advanced math, laboratory science, and learn critical reading and writing skills that will prepare them to be future leaders and good citizens. They study Latin, modern language, literature, art, music and the performing arts. Most importantly, they gain the confidence, resilience, and other character virtues needed for success in today’s complicated world. Graduates from St. Martin of Tours are well prepared. They go on to attend the region’s most prestigious secondary schools and the nation’s most distinguished colleges and universities.
In 1954 when the school opened, it was staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet. Now primarily staffed by dedicated and caring lay teachers, the school continues the traditions of hospitality and charity characteristic of its founders. On behalf of our entire staff, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you. Come learn more about our school by taking a campus tour and meeting some of the faculty, students and parents who make up this exceptional community. Our website provides a small window into the many facets of school life, but a personal visit is the best way to get to know us better. I look forward to meeting you.
Gavin T. Colvert, Ph.D.