Welcome to St. Matthew’s School

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! The United States Department of Education awards annually the Blue Ribbon to the top K-12 public and private schools in the nation. This indicates that our students scored in the top 10 percent in the nation on the Terra Nova standardized test. It also means that we, the faculty, staff, parents, and students, take seriously the mission of providing for and participating in a Catholic educational program that is academically rigorous and engaging for our school community.

At St. Matthew’s School we have implemented the “Leader In Me” program that teaches children leadership skills starting in Pre-K through eighth grade. This program also combats bullying at its core – teaching children to respect each other and learning real skills to form positive relationships. As principal, I believe leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.

Click on the link https://youtu.be/WmUNQ5hUaTk to hear a new SMS family speak about their experience and why they chose our school.

Mission & Vision

School Vision:

Empowering leaders one faith-filled day at a time.

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.


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Leader in Me

St. Matthew’s School is proud to be a Lighthouse School. On April 24, 2018, St. Matthew’s was designated as one of 385 Lighthouse Schools Worldwide. We are extremely proud of the honor of this designation, as it recognizes that St. Matthew’s is a Beacon for others to Model. The Leader In Me Program is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Please click here for more information.


Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.

Recent Posts

Athletic Update 10/14

Soccer – Last week, our SMS Middle School Boys Soccer team picked up two victories.  They defeated Atlantic Shores 10-0 on Tuesday, then went on the road to St. Patrick’s and defeated the Wolfhounds 2-0 (avenging a loss from a couple weeks ago).  SMS is currently in first place in the league with just a couple […]

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Friday Flash

Friday Flash October 11, 2019 Afterschool Workers Needed!   Our program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  Please contact Cindy Fencil at cfencil@smsvb.net if you are interested. Reminder to Parents – Friday, October 18th is a NOON DISMISSAL.  There is no Afterschool care. Collection for God’s Helper’s Operation Christmas child begins next week!!!  Please read […]

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School Closed 9/6

School Closed on Friday 9/6

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