The Academy Of Saint Matthias The Apostle

  • The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle is a learning community of faith and service rooted in the values and beliefs of the Catholic Church, and dedicated to promoting educational excellence to all students.
  • We are now enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year!

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1961

Student Body

Total Students149 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
97%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Academy Of Saint Matthias The Apostle Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
4%
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform (Flynn and O'Hara uniform company) )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,200
Tuition NotesThere is a rate for Pre-K, standard tuition, as well as a discounted rate for Catholic families.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorMrs. Ann O'Hare

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballSoccer,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Choir, Drama, Spring Musical

School Notes

  • We have a tradition of excellence.  The 8th grade class of 2018 is enrolled at nearly a dozen different high schools, including , Dematha, Elizabeth Seton, Bishop McNamara, Saint John's College High School, Archbishop Carroll,  Don Bosco Rey and the science/technology programs of PGCPS.  Our Catholic school community is known, as a whole, for a superior education.  We are a small, family-oriented community that strongly believes in the education of the whole child.  We proudly use the Responsive Classroom/Character Counts models.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Though I recently graduated, St. Matthias will always be my home. There are small classes for more effective learning, two libraries, a computer lab, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, a basketball court, play equipment, a school band, and a variety programs and activities to make curriculum and daily life interesting. Just this year, the school produced in a class of 19 students various scholarship recipients including a full tuition academic scholarship, a choral scholarship, a speech and debate scholarship, a band scholarship, and more. It's been dubbed the "hidden jewel" of its area for good reason. It's a wonderful school with fantastic faculty and amazing results; I highly recommend it!
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Students in preK through 8th grade have a strong academic program, plus they take art, music, library, PE, Spanish, computers. Students attend weekly Mass. Saint Matthias follows Responsive Classroom.
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As a recent graduate, I believe that St. Matthias is a FANTASTIC school! In the graduating class of 2011, (which consisted of only 26 people) the students earned a full-tuition academic ride, a band scholarship, a visual arts scholarship, two partial-tuition academic scholarships, two Knights of Columbus scholarships, and a Catholic Business Network scholarship. The class of 2012 also pulled in many awards, including another full ride to Catholic High school and vocal/band and Knights of Columbus scholarships. These excellent results attest to the wonderful and committed teachers and staff, as well as the resources available. The school boasts a full computer lab, two libraries (for the upper and lower grades), a music and art room, and a band program. For recess and PE class, the campus includes a basketball court, full baseball and soccer fields, and two play equipment areas. The school is also affiliated with the Washington Archdiocese CYO leagues, offering soccer, basketball, t-ball, softball, and baseball teams from intramural to varsity. Other extra curricular activities include an elected student council (from grades four through eight), a newspaper, a chess club, and boy and girl scouting. I loved my time from kindergarten through eighth grade at St. Matthias. It gave me a quality education in a wonderful atmosphere and I highly recommend it.
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