Welcome to Saint Matthew Catholic 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. My goal is to graduate students who have the skills to:
- Lead his or her own life
- Be a strong example for others
- Live by principles
- Live their faith
- Be an influence for good
We graduate students who have the life skills to be successful in high school, college, and beyond.
In addition to teaching leadership skills, the faculty differentiates instruction in order to meet the individual needs of all our students. We identify students who are both challenged and accelerated in the subjects of reading and math and tailor programs to meet their needs. Upon successful completion of diocesan exams, middle school students earn high school credit in the subject areas of algebra, geometry, and Spanish.
Please explore our website and call our office for a tour. My own children attended St. Matthew’s from PK-3 through eighth grade, and I couldn’t have found a better place to prepare them for success. I believe in our mission, our community and our school. Come visit us and we will make you a believer also!
Louis L. Goldberg