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
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade St. Matthew School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cranston
    Doric Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 21 students
    0.7 miles
    145 Pontiac Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02910
  • Cranston
    Kids World
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 50 students
    0.7 miles
    Ymca Of Cranston
    Cranston, RI 02910
  • Providence
    Elmwood Community School
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 11 students
    1 miles
    801 Elmwood Ave
    Providence, RI 02907
  • Providence
    Grades: NS-K | 46 students
    1.2 miles
    700 Elmwood Avenue
    Providence, RI 02907
  • Cranston
    St Paul School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 206 students
    1.2 miles
    1789 Broad St
    Cranston, RI 02905

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.
September 20, 2015
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Providence County, RI is $5,951 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Providence County, RI is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).