St. Matthew's Parish School

The St. Matthew's Library was built in 2006.
The St. Matthew's Library was built in 2006.
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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1949

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeSt. Matthew's Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 5 / Dec. 19 / rolling
Tuition NotesCurrent tuition ranges from $14,825 in the Preschool to $29,500 in Grade 8. Financial aid and supplemental aid are available. Admission decisions are made independent of financial considerations.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$21,542
Admissions DirectorDana Berlin
Admissions AssociateChristina VanSkike


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Message from Head of School, Stu Work:
  • At St. Matthew's we believe we have created a most special school. Blessed with cheerful, inquisitive and thoughtful students, outstanding and caring teachers, and helpfully involved parents, the school offers a unique blend of seemingly contradictory attributes that makes it remarkable in so many ways.
  • Traditional in its values and holding high expectations, the school also possesses a wonderfully creative faculty, who skillfully mix tried and true methodologies with cutting edge approaches. As an integral part of the Parish of St. Matthew, we stress moral and spiritual growth while welcoming and honoring families of all faiths. Challenging academics always include a network of support and caring. Fine and performing arts, physical education, and technology are essential parts of each student's life at St. Matthew's. We strive to develop not only critical thinkers, but also persons of integrity; we hope for not only successful and happy children, but also ones full of kindness and concern for the well being of others. 
  • I invite you to set up a visit so you can begin to get a feel for how we make these special attributes come alive at St. Matthew's. 
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