Saint Matthew Catholic School

Saint Matthew School was founded in 2001 and is home to 476 students in Pre-K (3s) though 8th.
The motto of our school: Seeking Knowledge, Modeling Christ, and Serving Others is the guiding force behind every aspect of daily life at our school.
The high standards of Christian character, conduct, and service are developed as students embrace our motto.
We welcome students of all faiths and our teachings contribute to the character development of all our students.
In fall 2017, Saint Matthew was named a Blue Ribbon School.
The following year, in 2018, SMS launched our inclusive education program, opening our doors to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Our students supplement their academic endeavors with the opportunity to participate in our competitive sports teams, and co-curriculars including Science Olympiad, Mathletes, Model UN, and Drama/Forensics.Please visit our website to learn more or to schedule a tour.
In 2021, SMS was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School
in 2021 and 2022, SMS was voted Williamson's Best Pre-School, Best Private Elementary and Best Private Middle Schools.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 476 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,580
  • Acceptance rate: 32%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint Matthew Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Inclusive education
Year Founded
2001
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
476 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Saint Matthew Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Payment options include 1, 2, 10 or 12 payments.
% on Financial Aid
9%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,440
Acceptance Rate
32%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lori Bellante
Admissions Associate
Michelle Puryear

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama Club, Forensics, Friends of Rachel Club, Mathletes in Action, Model UN, National Junior Honor Society, Praise and Worship for Students, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad, Spelling Bee, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Newspaper

Arts and Music Programs:
Altar Servers, and Cantors, Children's Choir, Lectors, Liturgy Choir

School Notes

  • https://youtu.be/cpWVpQWQL9M
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Saint Matthew Catholic School cost?
Saint Matthew Catholic School's tuition is approximately $8,580 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Saint Matthew Catholic School?
The acceptance rate of Saint Matthew Catholic School is 32%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Saint Matthew Catholic School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Saint Matthew Catholic School offer?
Saint Matthew Catholic School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Saint Matthew Catholic School's ranking?
Saint Matthew Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Saint Matthew Catholic School?
The application deadline for Saint Matthew Catholic School is Nov. 10 / rolling (applications are due on Nov. 10 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
A community like a family, Saint Matthew School will love your child, as well as prepare them for high school and beyond. Innovative technology, top notch academics and qualified, caring teachers make this school stand out. Faith based and performance driven, Saint Matthew School lives out its motto of Seeking Knowledge, Modeling Christ, and Serving Others.
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5  
St Matthew has been a great school for our son. We moved from out of state in the middle of his 4th grade school year and within a short time felt at home. The faculty and staff are very caring and know all the students by name. I am impressed by the academic , extracurricular and athletic offerings. The school's motto is Seeking Knowledge, Modeling Christ and Serving others and you can see that in action every day.
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5  
We love St. Matthew! Our children have thrived here. They excel in their classes and have become self-confident, show concern for others, and are motivated to succeed. There is something special about this school and the sense of community you have when you are a part of it.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 476 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,580
  • Acceptance rate: 32%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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