Military Connection


We are very proud to be recognized as a Virginia Distinguished Purple Star School. St. Matthew’s has an exceptionally strong connection with our armed forces. A large portion of our student population is from military families.

Additionally, our Principal is a retired Navy Commander and many of our teachers and staff are either retired military service members or are spouses of active military service members. This gives us a unique, first-hand perspective and the ability to understand the emotional and psychological challenges that service members’ children must face.

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 Meet our Military Liaison, Louise Lewis

She is also our Assistant Office Manager. Louise has been an active duty military spouse for 19 years.  Her husband James is currently an active duty Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Military families who have questions specific to the military experience at SMS, or about the Hampton Roads area in general, are welcome to contact Louise at

Louise is also a Chapter Adviser to our National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), whose members serve as a student transition team to welcome new students to our school. Our friendly Student Sponsors assist new students in familiarizing themselves with our campus and our school’s procedures and ensure your student finds a peer group with which they are comfortable.

Our Military Lunch Group meets at different grade levels and is led by Ms. Jozelyn Willis, our School Counselor. Jozelyn is a 2017 Virginia Tech Grad and has earned her Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University. The Military Lunch Group provides an opportunity for students of parents stationed at home and deployed to talk about their experiences and feelings with other students, as well as participate in some military-themed artistic activities. For more information, Jozelyn can be reached at


 For information on various academic programs, please see the links below.

FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES please go to the Activities tab on our website.


FOR MILITARY ASSISTANCE WITHIN THE HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITY, you can visit Military OneSource or the Virginia Department of Education Military Families page to answer many of your military family-related questions or concerns. You can learn more about our diocesan schools here.