St. Matthew School

1301 Elmwood Ave
Cranston, RI 02910-0291
     Tel: (401)941-8954
Grades: K - 9 | 134 students
The philosophy of St. Matthew School is the development of the whole person.
This development fosters unity with God's Trinitarian life, to which all people are called.
Christian discipleship, as outlined in the Gospels and Roman Catholic doctrine, is the heart of our curriculum and the fundamental ideal of all of our efforts.
Each student is empowered to strive for reverence, spiritual growth, intellectual excellence, emotional maturity, social responsibility and healthy physical development.
We believe in an integrated approach to education.
Our program provides each student with opportunities for Christian collaboration, academic achievement, critical thinking, artistic appreciation and social awareness.
This enables our students to develop a sense of their unique giftedness, moral responsibility and self-worth as cherished members of God's family.
Building on our Catholic heritage, our vision is the creation of an affirming and challenging educational environment.
All members of our culturally diverse population are welcomed, nurtured and valued as images of God.
In this way, we seek to prepare our students to build the Kingdom of God as contributing members and ministers whose lives manifest the Spirit of Christ in the world.
As a Christian academic community serving a diverse population, we endeavor to build the Kingdom of God by: fostering a reverence for all life; respecting and affirming the unique giftedness of each child; demonstrating a spirit of Christian collaboration; empowering the children to develop moral values, self-discipline and responsibility; creating an environment in the hopes of instilling a life-long appreciation of learning and critical thinking; and providing opportunities for social awareness.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 134 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 72%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade St. Matthew School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Tides School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Doric Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Doric Day School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Cranston
    Doric Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    145 Pontiac Avenue
    CranstonRI 02910
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-K | 21 students                      
  • Providence
    Elmwood Community School
    Special Education School
    801 Elmwood Ave
    ProvidenceRI 02907
    Special Education School
    1 mi | Gr. UG | 11 students                      
  • Cranston
    St Paul School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1789 Broad St
    CranstonRI 02905
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 206 students                      
  • Providence
    Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    700 Elmwood Avenue
    ProvidenceRI 02907
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    1.2 mi | Gr. NS-K | 46 students                      
  • Providence
    Carriage House Day Care Ltd.
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    156 Shaw Ave
    ProvidenceRI 02905
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    1.4 mi | Gr. PK-K | 20 students                      

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