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2825 Klondike Ln

Louisville, KY 40218

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Monday to Friday

The child has one intuitive aim: self development

Congrats to our first-ever ShamWOW! award winners!

Everyday on St. Martha’s campus there are people going above and beyond to make our community great! We’ve launched a new award program – called the ShamWOW! award – to share their stories and shine a light on these students, faculty, staff and parishioners who are often “unsung heroes.” 

We are excited to announce our inaugural ShamWOW! winners named during Catholic Schools Week! Recipients corresponded to each of the things we celebrated that week and received a small lapel pin as a small token of appreciation.

Know someone who goes above and beyond for our St. Martha community? Nominate them for a ShamWOW! award. Forms are available in the school and parish office. 

On Monday, we celebrated the nation and the many brave men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our country – people like Melissa Shawler– a St. Martha alum and mom to Daniel Bisig. Melissa is very active in the Boy Scouts at St. Martha, helping the scouts grow, develop and learn new skills. She has served in the U.S. Army for more than 11 years where she’s been responsible for the proper and efficient operation of an Army Reserve Unit with 70 assigned soldiers, including 4 active duty soldiers. She currently performs duties as Assistant Inspector General for the Army Reserve Aviation Command.  

On Tuesday, we celebrated our Students and recognized Gena Morgan. Gena Morgan is an 8thgrader at St. Martha who just won First Place in the Catholic Education Foundation Art contest.  Her picture was framed and displayed at the Catholic Schools Mass on Tuesday which was attended by students from schools across the archdiocese. It will also be featured in some Catholic Education Foundation publications as well. Gena is hardworking and diligent at whatever she puts her mind to, whether that be school, sports or extracurricular activities.  She takes on extra work in addition to her daily routine of tasks, is kind to others and displays a Christian attitude.  

On Wednesday, we celebrated Vocations – and Don Clark’scommitment to St. Martha has been a vocation in and of itself. These days, you will find Don preparing the church for EVERY weekday mass, performing Communion Services at Klondike Nursing Home, serving on the Flaget Alumni Board, or working with area high schools to plan and perform burial prayer services for the indigent who often have little family or no family to handle their final arrangements. In his time at St. Martha, Don has worn many other “hats” as well. He and his wife Anne have been members of the parish for 51 years and his 3 children attended St. Martha school . Don has served as president of Sports Ministry , been a member of the Parish Council, and worked EVERY picnic from 1972 to 2002 (including the 10 years his wife led the picnic committee!)

On Thursday, we celebrated Giving Back to our community – and few exemplify this more than the Steve Weihe. You may have recently seen his handiwork….over Christmas Break he supported his son Andrew’s Eagle Scout project – a complete remodel of the teacher’s lounge! The ways Steve gives back to St. Martha are countless – he serves on parish council, he’s a Scout leader, he’s Vice President of Sports Ministry, he’s part of the Sunday football field crew, he’s our concession manager, he’s the Martha Gras finance chair, he’s a picnic booth captain, he’s our archery coordinator and he’s a basketball and volleyball coach. Those who work with Steve say “he’s just an integral part of our parish who you can always count on and is a source of constant encouragement, friendship and support.”

Friday, we celebrated our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers! This is Annette Thornsberry’s 20thyear teaching at St. Martha – the majority of those as our art teacher. Mrs. Thornsberry believes art involves all the senses, integrates all core subjects, and helps students learn to solve problems. She leads multiple art clubs for students from grades 1st-8th. All of the art in the newly renovated school office comes from Mrs. Thornsberry and her students! She also has a fantastic track record leading students to win pretty major awards for their work. She’s had 3 winners of the Catholic Education Foundation Art Contest in the last 12 years! And countless more winners of other art contests. We also have Mrs. Thornsberry to thank for the Spring Art show at Conferences every year where parents can get original pieces of their student’s art work. She’s also behind the highly sought-after class pieces that are auctioned each year at Martha Gras. Decades of parents now have platters and pitchers adorned with their children’s classmates’ fingerprints and art. When she’s not in the classroom, Mrs. Thornsberry can be found monitoring the lunchroom and – regardless of weather conditions – making sure students stay safe during carpool time. 

Warm & Inviting

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children's whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

– Kari Ogle

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:33:19+00:00

– Kari Ogle

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children’s whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

Being a Part of a Family

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now."

– Dana Bale

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:39:56+00:00

– Dana Bale

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now.”

Top-Notch Academics

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won't find a better school!

– Katherine A. McCurry

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:42:19+00:00

– Katherine A. McCurry

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won’t find a better school!

It’s a Blast

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

– Kathleen Smith

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:43:41+00:00

– Kathleen Smith

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

You Can’t Beat the People

"My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately."

– Lauren Micka Thomas

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T17:10:14+00:00

– Lauren Micka Thomas

“My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately.”

Our Teachers Go Above and Beyond

"It is a wonderful feeling knowing that the faculty and staff of St. Martha want your child to succeed just as much as you do as their parent. If I ever have a concern, or for that matter my child has a concern about something they don’t understand, they are provided with extra support until they are able to master the skill being taught. Our teachers go above and beyond!"

- Deana Price, St Martha Parent
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:07:27+00:00
“It is a wonderful feeling knowing that the faculty and staff of St. Martha want your child to succeed just as much as you do as their parent. If I ever have a concern, or for that matter my child has a concern about something they don’t understand, they are provided with extra support until they are able to master […]

St. Martha Truly Does Rock!

"St. Martha truly does rock! We have a solid faith foundation, a school that provides not only education, but love and support to our children. We have a parish that works together to make sure there are groups/activities for every member of the parish. I feel blessed to be a member of the St. Martha Community."

Deana Price
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:15:37+00:00
“St. Martha truly does rock! We have a solid faith foundation, a school that provides not only education, but love and support to our children. We have a parish that works together to make sure there are groups/activities for every member of the parish. I feel blessed to be a member of the St. Martha Community.” Deana Price

The Drive…It’s Worth It!

"We drive over 30 minutes each way to get to St. Martha - and it's worth it! We grateful to have found a community of loving, courageous, helpful, kind, genuine people to help us raise our babies - and we're not going anywhere. After 3 years of preschool and with our oldest now in Kindergarten - we know we're where we belong.
A deciding factor and one of the greatest benefits to our family is that SMS offers after school care AND summer care - that are run by SMS staff. My kiddo is in the same place, with people she knows, all year and its priceless!"


Eileen Burden
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:17:48+00:00
“We drive over 30 minutes each way to get to St. Martha – and it’s worth it! We grateful to have found a community of loving, courageous, helpful, kind, genuine people to help us raise our babies – and we’re not going anywhere. After 3 years of preschool and with our oldest now in Kindergarten – we know we’re where […]

There is Something For Everyone

"St. Martha offers such a wide range of extra curricular activities from sports to academic oriented clubs to service clubs and many more. There is something for everyone."

Meredith Havlin
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:21:09+00:00
“St. Martha offers such a wide range of extra curricular activities from sports to academic oriented clubs to service clubs and many more. There is something for everyone.” Meredith Havlin

Supportive Faculty

"I love being part of a faculty that truly cares about each student’s growth and progress. Our teachers are continually seeking ways to support the individual needs of every student."

Anne Bahr
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:22:52+00:00
“I love being part of a faculty that truly cares about each student’s growth and progress. Our teachers are continually seeking ways to support the individual needs of every student.” Anne Bahr

Rich History

"I LOVE that there is a rich history here at St. Martha. The St. Martha community is very welcoming. It is a place where I feel like I belong, and I am valued as an educator and as a person."

Karen Woo
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:24:10+00:00
“I LOVE that there is a rich history here at St. Martha. The St. Martha community is very welcoming. It is a place where I feel like I belong, and I am valued as an educator and as a person.” Karen Woo

Growth Mindset

"I am pleased to see St. Martha moving toward a growth mindset of learning where students are encouraged to manage their own learning goals."

Mariann Lawrence
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:26:44+00:00
“I am pleased to see St. Martha moving toward a growth mindset of learning where students are encouraged to manage their own learning goals.” Mariann Lawrence

No Worries At All!

"My daughter became a Shamrock in 7th grade, and my biggest worry as a parent was if she would feel like part of the school community. I shouldn’t have worried AT ALL. She has said multiple times that the students have been so wonderfully welcoming to her that she feels like she’s been at St. Martha since kindergarten. It’s been an amazing transition for her and we are so thankful for everyone who’s been part of her school experience at St. Martha - her new friends, teachers, school staff, and the St. Martha families. It’s never too late to find your perfect school!"

Sonia Fuderer
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:28:22+00:00
“My daughter became a Shamrock in 7th grade, and my biggest worry as a parent was if she would feel like part of the school community. I shouldn’t have worried AT ALL. She has said multiple times that the students have been so wonderfully welcoming to her that she feels like she’s been at St. Martha since kindergarten. It’s been […]

Neighborhood School

"Our family initially picked St Martha due to it being a private school in our neighborhood, we’re not Catholic. We didn’t know anyone but I had heard good things. As soon as the kids started there it felt like family. We quickly got engaged in clubs and sports and all of us have made great friends!! The staff is top notch and the boys can’t wait to go to school everyday!"

Kim Lockard

Kim Lockard

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2018-01-25T13:50:09+00:00

Kim Lockard

“Our family initially picked St Martha due to it being a private school in our neighborhood, we’re not Catholic. We didn’t know anyone but I had heard good things. As soon as the kids started there it felt like family. We quickly got engaged in clubs and sports and all of us have made great friends!! The staff is top […]

Great Prep for High School

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

– Maranda White

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

– Maranda White

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

Family is the Best Word

"The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”

Amy Landrum

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Amy Landrum

“The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”
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