After school sports play a large role in the life of students at St. Matthew’s, with over ninety-seven percent of all students participating in at least one sport.
The St. Matthew's Athletics Program is dedicated to providing students the opportunity to participate in competitive, after-school sports with the mission of “inspiring leadership through teamwork.” We encourage all eligible students to participate in athletics without tryouts and emphasize participation. Students learn to embrace challenges while taking risks and pursuing their personal best in a safe, encouraging, and growth-mindset environment. We believe students who dedicate themselves to giving their best effort, caring about their team, and participating without fear of failure, will ultimately prove themselves as respected leaders.
We are a PCA Member School
Character Building Through Sports
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
is transforming youth sports, so that sports can transform youth. Through partnership with more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes. Executive Director Jim Thompson founded PCA as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998. It has helped create a positive, character-building sports environment here at St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School incorporates face-to face workshops with dynamic PCA trainers to:
- Train coaches to become Double-Goal Coaches
, whose first goal is winning and whose second and more important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.
- Develop Second-Goal Parents
, who focus on helping their youth athletes learn those life lessons.
- Cultivate Triple-Impact Competitors
, student athletes who strive to improve themselves, their teammates and their sport as a whole.
West Bay Athletic League
The premiere West Bay Athletic League was established in 2002 and is comprised of the following independent schools:
Castilleja, Crystal Springs Uplands, Eastside Prep, Girls Middle, Harker, Highlands Christian, Keys, The King’s Academy, Menlo, Nueva, Pinewood, Priory, Redeemer Lutheran, Sacred Heart, St. Matthew's and Woodland.
Students in Grades 4 - 8 are eligible to play.
We offer the following sports:
Fall: Co-ed Cross Country, Girls’ Softball, Boys’ Flag Football
Winter 1: Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Basketball
Winter 2: Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Soccer
Spring: Co-Ed Tennis, Co-Ed Track, and Girls' Volleyball
One-day events: Golf, Swimming, Bowling