St. Matthew Elementary School

5.00 (3 reviews)
1230 NE 127th Street
Seattle, WA 98125-0981
Tel: (206)362-2785
Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
St. Matthew School is a Pre-K - 8th grade school in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle.
We offer academic excellence, sports, music, art, robotics and drama.
We provide affordable before and after school care ($4 per hour) and summer camp options.
St. Matthew School welcomes students from all the diverse communities of our city.
In partnership with the home and parish, we are here to promote Christian Catholic faith and academic excellence in an environment of opportunity, love, service, forgiveness and cultural diversity.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 61

Student Body

Total Students 198 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade St. Matthew Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 21 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes We offer two different tuition rates based on parish membership or non-membership.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Stacy Pretti, Development Director


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Band, Beginning band, Boy Scouts, Choir, Cub Scouts, Drama Program, Girl Scouts, Robotics Club, Speech Team, Student Council Advanced Band, Beginning band, Boy Scouts, Choir, Cub Scouts, Drama Program, Girl Scouts, Robotics Club, Speech Team, Student Council,

School Notes

Please attend our Fall Open House for Pre-K and Kindergarten or schedule a private tour. We welcome you to visit our school and see our great teachers and students in action.  Contact Admissions at (206) 362-2785 to schedule your tour today.

Our Admission Policy is to accept applicants who meet the age requirements and evaluation screening.
The priority is
  • parishioners and siblings first
  • PreK students currently enrolled receive priority over non-enrolled students for Kindergarten
  • practicing Catholic families
  • non-Catholic families
Please attend our Fall Open House for Pre-K and Kindergarten. We accept Applications for Admission for the next school year at this Open House. See our website for the announcement.
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (3 reviews)
5.0 Stars   05/17/16
I knew once I atteneded an open house that this was the school for my children. Not only does it support and continue the Christian-Catholic Faith and strives for academic excellence, but it also offers a diverse community of cultures. Growing up a minority, this was especially important for our children. Our daughter is thriving and loves school; this here confirms that we made the right choice in schools, and couldn't be happier.
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5.0 Stars   05/17/16
St. Matthew's is a place that when I drop off my children every day, I know they will be safe, they will thrive and they will be treated with kindness and respect. This is a community where everyone looks after each other, parents and teachers support one another and we genuinely want to see each child succeed to their full potential. If you are looking for a place where you and your child will feel like you belong to a loving and accepting community, this is the place! Our school might be humble on the outside but we are rich on the inside! The halls are filled with diversity, teaching the children to see God in everyone. Tour our halls during school hours and you will witness for yourself this wonderful place that has been the best kept secret in Seattle!
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5.0 Stars   05/01/12
St. Matthew School is a wonderful community of students, staff, and parents. Each teacher encourages and challenges their students to strive for their best and beyond. The music and art programs as well as sports for all seasons at St. Matthew school encourages our students to explore their abilities beyond academics. The well rounded student that graduates from St. Matthew School goes on to become be a contributing member of society and succeed in their chosen profession.
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