St Matthew School

  • The mission of St. Matthew School is to educate the whole student by Christ centered formation in a Catholic environment, leading us to do God's will in this world so as to be with Him in the next.
  • St. Matthew School strives to be an educational community of students, parents, faculty, staff, and priests, committed to seeking truth and virtue in an atmosphere characterized by joy in learning, respect for individuals, and emphasis on a vibrant, loving community living out the sacraments of faith, hope and charity.
  • We strive to maintain the highest standards in all relevant fields.
  • St. Matthew School test scores annually rank at the the top of the Diocese.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students391 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St Matthew School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
GolfSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • The mission of Saint Matthew Catholic School is to educate the whole student by Christ centered formation in a Catholic environment, leading us to do God's will in this world so as to be with Him in the next.
  • St. Matthew School strives to be an educational community of students, parents, faculty, staff, and priests, committed to seeking truth and virtue in an atmosphere characterized by joy in learning, respect for individuals, and emphasis on a vibrant, loving community living out the sacraments of faith, hope and charity. We strive to maintain the highest standards in all relevant fields and our test scores annually rank in the top of the Diocese. 
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