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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 198 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,562
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
198 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 30%
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
70%
Average Class Size
21 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer two different tuition rates based on parish membership or non-membership.
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions Director
Stacy Pretti, Development Director

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

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

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Matthew Elementary School cost?

St. Matthew Elementary School's tuition is approximately $6,562 for private students.

What sports does St. Matthew Elementary School offer?

St. Matthew Elementary School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for St. Matthew Elementary School?

The application deadline for St. Matthew Elementary School is Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the St. Matthew Elementary School yearly calendar below.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
St Matthew provides an excellent education and environment. It is truly an extension of the home and family. Kindness is king, academics are appropriately rigorous, the staff is dedicated, and the parent volunteers are tireless and committed. I was blessed to have received my education at St Matthew School, and my kids love their school, teachers, and friends. They were returning to St Matt as a parent was like a giant hug. It is amazing knowing that the school community has our back as we try our best to raise our kids to be kind and to be confident to use each of their talents to better the world.
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5  
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  
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  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 198 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,562
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / Mar. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $19,231 for elementary schools and $22,577 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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