St. Matthew's Parish School

1031 Bienveneda Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-0902
Tel: (310)454-1350
Grades: NS-8 | 322 students
The St. Matthew's Library was built in 2006.
The St. Matthew's Library was built in 2006.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1949

Student Body

Total Students 322 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Matthew's Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 5 / Dec. 19 / rolling
Tuition Notes Current tuition ranges from $14,825 in the Preschool to $29,500 in Grade 8. Financial aid and supplemental aid are available. Admission decisions are made independent of financial considerations.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $21,542
Admissions Director Dana Berlin
Admissions Associate Christina VanSkike


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • Message from Head of School, Stu Work:
  • At St. Matthew's we believe we have created a most special school. Blessed with cheerful, inquisitive and thoughtful students, outstanding and caring teachers, and helpfully involved parents, the school offers a unique blend of seemingly contradictory attributes that makes it remarkable in so many ways.
  • Traditional in its values and holding high expectations, the school also possesses a wonderfully creative faculty, who skillfully mix tried and true methodologies with cutting edge approaches. As an integral part of the Parish of St. Matthew, we stress moral and spiritual growth while welcoming and honoring families of all faiths. Challenging academics always include a network of support and caring. Fine and performing arts, physical education, and technology are essential parts of each student's life at St. Matthew's. We strive to develop not only critical thinkers, but also persons of integrity; we hope for not only successful and happy children, but also ones full of kindness and concern for the well being of others. 
  • I invite you to set up a visit so you can begin to get a feel for how we make these special attributes come alive at St. Matthew's. 

Profile last updated: 09/11/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Monica Catholic High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carlthorp School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Corpus Christi Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • Santa Monica
    Grades: K-6 | 282 students
    0.6 miles
    438 San Vicente Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90402
  • Pacific Palisades
    Grades: PK-8 | 260 students
    1 miles
    890 Toyopa Dr
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • Pacific Palisades
    Grades: K-6 | 123 students
    1.1 miles
    15240 La Cruz Dr
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • Pacific Palisades
    Grades: PK-6 | 290 students
    1.1 miles
    780 Swarthmore Ave
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • Santa Monica
    Grades: K-8 | 315 students
    1.4 miles
    1039 7th Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90403

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