The St. Martin’s graduate is...ready!
At St. Martin’s, preschool through eighth grade is more than just a school. It’s an experience - a grand experience at that! We are dedicated to graduating individuals who are ready to embrace life wholeheartedly. Through personalized attention, instruction and support SMES graduates have learned about the world and themselves through intellectual adventures, extracurricular opportunities and spiritual formation. And before leaving St. Martin’s, 8th-graders celebrate in a big way with a class trip to the Grand Canyon.
By 8th grade, students are ready to be active participants in choosing their high school. Each 8th-grader and their parents meet with our High School Placement Director in private sessions to discuss the student's future and make recommendations for high school applications.
St. Martin’s guides the way through the process, coaches students for taking the SSAT and prepares them for school interviews. In addition, SMES brings many local independent schools to our campus for presentations to the 8th grade and holds an annual Boarding School Forum for students and their parents.
SMES graduates can choose from Atlanta independent high schools, county or city schools, magnet programs and boarding schools. Most 8th graders receive multiple acceptances to independent high schools, even when competing for admission to highly-selective programs.