The mission of Saint Matthias Catholic Academy in Ridgewood, Queens, is to empower our students, through formal education, to reach the fullness of their potential as children made in God's image, and to encourage them to direct their talents toward the building of a more just society.
The school community of St. Matthias provides a loving and caring environment in which families from diverse cultures can grow in their love of Christ and each other without discrimination in our administration policies or educational programs.
The St. Matthias faculty believes service is sharing of time, resources, and energy for God and community.
We enable, encourage, and challenge our students to serve as Jesus did.
We commit ourselves to academic excellence, which fosters the intellectual development of faculty and students.
Rooted in our faith we enable our students to live out their Christian values in an ever-changing world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 285 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Matthias Catholic Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1909
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
285 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. Matthias Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(dress code can be found on school website)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact the school for any financial information at 718-381-8003
Admissions Director
Ms. I. Rios
Admissions Associate
Ms. K. Jones

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
After School Program, Boy Scouts, Cinema Club, Girl Scouts, Media Club, Tutoring Programs

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Children's Choir, Fingers in Motion (Piano)

School Notes

  • Registration requirements: Birth Certificate Immunization Record Baptismal Certificate (if baptized, you don't need to be Catholic to attend) Grade 4-8 copy of standardized tests Grade 5-8 copy of state tests Grades 1-8 Copy of last report card

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 285 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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