Saint Matthew School was founded in 2001 and is home to 445 students in Pre-K though 8.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 462 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,649
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Top Rankings

St. 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
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
inclusive education
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
462 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Matthew Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Payment options include full payment, semi-annual payments or 12 monthly payments.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Lori Bellante
Admissions Associate
Holly Ledieu


Total Sports Offered
7 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
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

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

School Notes

  • Standardized test scores such as the Iowa Assessment and Duke TIP show that Saint Matthew students are performing at a very high level and are well-prepared for the next stage of their academic development.  Out of 130,000 public and private schools in the country, 342 schools received the 2017 Blue Ribbon Award, placing Saint Matthew in the top 0.3% of schools who received this coveted award.
Profile last updated: 11/11/2020

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 462 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,649
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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