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Soaring With The Eagles...

St. Matthew’s is honored to have been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for high achievement. Our diocesan school offers Pre-K3 through 8th grade.

Saint Matthew’s School has been educating students in Hampton Roads since 1963. Our school helps all children reach their God-given potential. At St. Matthew's technology meets tradition in the classroom, where age-old, proven teaching techniques are combined with new methods that engage children of all different learning styles. Gifted students, above-average students, average students and children with learning challenges all thrive in our school’s loving, though disciplined, learning environment. 


St. Matthew's Catholic School Vision: Empowering leaders one faith-filled day at a time.

St. Matthew's Catholic School Mission: St. Matthew's Catholic School provides a Christ-centered environment that forms a foundation of learning for all through spiritual, academic and physical education.


Eagle News


Friday Flash!

-Interested in attending St. Matthew's? Call today for a tour (757) 420-2455 or click here to email us for an appointment.

-Please click here to view our SMS Is Happy! Video.
-More reasons to choose St. Matthew's:
43% of teachers have worked at St. Matthew's for more than 10 years.
12% of teachers have worked at St. Matthew's for more than 20 years.
6% of the St. Matthew's faculty and staff are alumnus of St. Matthew's School
81% of St. Matthew's faculty and staff send or sent their school age children to St. Matthew's
-Competing against students from all over Hampton Roads, St. Matthew's Students Swept 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (7th Grade) and won 1st and 3rd place (8th grade) in the Fleet Reserve Association Essay contest - "Why I am proud to be an American"! 
Lana Casingal (7th Grade) was also named the overall winner among 1st place winners from 7th - 12th Grade!  
Click here to read Lana's winning essay.
7th Grade 2014/2015 – Lana Casingal (1st place); Sadelle Schmitz (2nd place) J'Ashanti Lowmack (3rd place).
8th Grade 2014/2015 – Samantha Cook (1st place); Samantha Eason (3rd place)
Congratulations to these superb students and their outstanding English teacher, Ms. Lauren Keller!
Over the past 5 years St. Matthew's students have won $13,900 in prizes!
-On Saturday, March 21st our Forensics Team competed in the the Tidewater Catholic Middle Schools Forensics meet held at St. Matthew's. Our team performed superbly, placing in 6 of 8 categories. Congratulations to all of our team members especially the following students:
Ben Foster:
1st place Humorous Dramatic Interpretation
2nd place Impromptu
Maggie Dewberry
1st place Poetry
Samantha Cook
1st place Prose
3rd place  Impromptu
Bridget McKneely
2nd place Humorous Dramatic Interpretation
Ethan Cooper
3rd place Prose
Eli Miller
1st Place Serious Dramatic Interpretation
Janelle Camba
2nd place Serious Dramatic Interpretation
Did You Know?

In 9 of the last 12 years, a student from St. Matthew's has been either the Valedictorian or Salutatorian from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

2003 - Katie Daniels, Salutatorian
2005 - Lawrence McDermott, Salutatorian
2006 - Katrina Fernandez, Valedictorian
2007 - Matthew Davis, Salutatorian
2008 - William Hoey, Valedictorian
2009 - Caitlin Foley, Salutatorian
2010 - Christine Chesley, Valedictorian
2011 - Maya Chesley, Salutatorian
2012 - Matthew Foley, Valedictorian and Andrew Altobello, Salutatorian
2013 - In the top 10, SMS Graduates are ranked 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8
2014 - In the top 10, SMS Graduates are ranked 4, 5, and 6

Saint Matthew's School
3316 Sandra Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Phone: 757-420-2455

Staff Webmail

Click here to visit the St. Matthew's Church website




   Pre-K3 & Pre-K4    

  K - 5th          

  6th - 8th

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 20th - Friday, April 24th
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, April 23rd
School Mass @ 9:00

St. Matthew's School is proud to be a Leader In Me School. This program is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Please click here for more information.



"Our son graduated from St. Matthew's with not only strong academic skills in organization, planning and work ethic but he also learned life skills ~ accountability, respect, and gracious manners.  This combination helped him make a smooth transition to high school where he has continued to excel based on the foundation provided by Saint Matthew's."

-Sid and Cathy Cherry 





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