St. Matthew Catholic School

St. Matthew Catholic School is a Christ-centered community educating students toward academic excellence and spiritual growth.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our children achieve their full potential as Christ-centered people.
We recognize the importance of the parents and extended family as the primary educators of their children.
We emphasize the education of the whole child, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, culturally and physically.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 231 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,060
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Moderate Learning Differences and Language-based
Year Founded
1914

Student Body

Total Students
231 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
St. Matthew Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
25 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Rate shown is the qualified Catholic tuition rate. The Non-Catholic rate for 2020-2021 school year is $8600.00/student . Qualifying Catholic families with more than one student also receive additional discounts. Financial Aid is available by applying through FACTS.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,900
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lesley Lindell, Principal
Admissions Associate
Paula Dunn

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning and Intermediate Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Sports

School Notes

  • Guided by the Holy Spirit, St. Matthew Catholic School nurtures the heart, mind and conscience of every student to promote academic excellence and to live in the image of Christ.
  • In partnership with parents, St. Matthew Catholic School and community value the ongoing academic and spiritual development of our students. A varied and challenging educational program encourages students to use their unique gifts to reach their full potential. As a Catholic school, we teach morals and vlaues of the Catholic faith and provide opportunities through which students can live by the example of Christ to humbly serve others.
  • St. Matthew Catholic School was founded in 1914 as a mission of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. Today, it provides a quality education in Preschool-Grade 8 under the Archdioces of Portland in Oregon. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Matthew offers PE, Health, Music, Band, Tech/STEM, Art Literacy, Library and Spanish. The curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where the child feels that he/she is loved and respected.
Profile last updated: 12/01/2020

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 231 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,060
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Washington County, OR is $9,461 for elementary schools and $16,153 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington County, OR is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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