St. Matthias Catholic Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1909
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students285 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Matthias Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(dress code can be found on school website)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease contact the school for any financial information at 718-381-8003
Admissions DirectorMs. I. Rios
Admissions AssociateMs. K. Jones

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Track and FieldBasketballBowling,
Track and Field

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ridgewood
    Grades: PK-8 | 276 students
    1.7 miles
    8405 78th Ave
    Ridgewood, NY 11385
    (718) 456-6636
    1.7 PK-8
    276
  • Ridgewood
    Grades: PK-8 | 327 students
    0.7 miles
    61st St & Bleecker St
    Ridgewood, NY 11385
    (718) 821-2221
    0.7 PK-8
    327
  • Ridgewood
    St Pancras School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    0.5 miles
    6820 Myrtle Ave
    Ridgewood, NY 11385
    (718) 821-6721
    0.5 PK-8
    168
  • Brooklyn
    St Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 234 students
    1.1 miles
    438 Grove St
    Brooklyn, NY 11237
    (718) 821-1477
    1.1 PK-8
    234
  • Middle Village
    Grades: PK-8 | 673 students
    0.6 miles
    6121 71st St
    Middle Village, NY 11379
    (718) 458-3535
    0.6 PK-8
    673

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