St. Matthew School is a small private Catholic school located in Forestville, Connecticut and serves the members of St. Matthew parish, local parishes and the surrounding communities.
As God's covenant people, we fulfill the religious and academic purpose of Catholic education to teach Catholic doctrine and moral values, to develop academic skills, to create a high standard of academic achievement, to build a positive self image and respect for others. The St. Matthew School Development Program was established in 1990 and is largely a volunteer, school board driven, comprehensive process, which strives to develop friends, students, and funds.
The Development Program's purpose is essentially threefold to build awareness and acceptance for St.Matthew School, To seek and retain students for the school.
St. Matthew School is committed to the education of the whole child by recognizing and accepting each individual regardless of age, gender, creed, socio-economic status or race as a unique creation loved by God.
As a faith community, priests, sisters, lay faculty, staff, parents, parishioners and students are committed to impart the Gospel as a way of life by striving to actively live and spread this Christian message.
As we work together to educate students spiritually, academically, and socially we prepare them to become contributing Christian members of society.
It is our responsibility to follow the policies and guidelines of the Archdiocese of Hartford and therefore provide challenges and opportunities for all students to experience growth in all aspects of their development.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 187 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
187 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
St. Matthew School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir

School Notes

  • St. Matthew School is a small private Catholic school located in Forestville, Connecticut and serves the members of St. Matthew parish, local parishes and the surrounding communities. As God's covenant people, we fulfill the religious and academic purpose of Catholic education to teach Catholic doctrine and moral values, to develop academic skills, to create a high standard of academic achievement, to build a positive self image and respect for others. The St. Matthew School Development Program was established in 1990 and is largely a volunteer, school board driven, comprehensive process, which strives to develop friends, students, and funds. The Development Program's purpose is essentially threefold to build awareness and acceptance for St.Matthew School, To seek and retain students for the school. St. Matthew School is committed to the education of the whole child by recognizing and accepting each individual regardless of age, gender, creed, socio-economic status or race as a unique creation loved by God. As a faith community, priests, sisters, lay faculty, staff, parents, parishioners and students are committed to impart the Gospel as a way of life by striving to actively live and spread this Christian message. As we work together to educate students spiritually, academically, and socially we prepare them to become contributing Christian members of society. It is our responsibility to follow the policies and guidelines of the Archdiocese of Hartford and therefore provide challenges and opportunities for all students to experience growth in all aspects of their development.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is a wonderful Pre K - 8 school. All three of my children graduated from St. Matthew and then went on to St. Paul Catholic High School. The environment at St. Matthew is catholic centered, family oriented and provides a safe yet challenging curriculum for the children that attend the school. Go Bulldogs!!
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5  
I am a former student. One of the greatest assets of SMS were the nuns that ran the school. Unfortunately, this has changed in recent years to a model where a paid administrator provides leadership. Whereas the nuns ran the school with an altruistic mission, the current administration is more interested in filling the seats with anyone that can pay. When this happens, the caliber of academics and discipline suffer.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 187 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Hartford County, CT is $19,728 for elementary schools and $36,936 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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