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 1/17/20

As basketball season continues, our teams experienced tough games this past weekend.  The Junior Girls teams each played one game and SMS 1 and SMS 3 each picked up hard fought wins.  SMS 2 played a tough game and fell to one of the top teams.  The Junior Boys teams each picked up a win […]

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Athletic Update 1/6/2020

A short summary of our winter sports endeavors follows: As we enter the heart of basketball season, we have teams that have just started with games and teams that have played 3 or 4 already.  We have 13 teams this season at SMS ranging from 3rd through 8th grade, boys and girls.  On any given […]

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Athletic Update 11/5/19

Last week we saw our Middle School Boys’ Soccer and our Girls’ Volleyball seasons come to an end with tournament play. The boys’ soccer team defeated Norfolk Christian in the semi-finals last Monday 5-0 and advanced to the championship game against St. Patrick’s.  This is the first time ever our boys were able to host […]

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