St. Matthew Catholic School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedinclusive education
Year Founded2001
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students462 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Matthew Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,649
Tuition NotesPayment options include full payment, semi-annual payments or 12 monthly payments.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,440
Admissions DirectorLori Bellante
Admissions AssociateHolly Ledieu


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.

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