Guiding Tomorrow's Hearts and Minds

The St. Matthew's Advantage

We are proud to share the most distinguishing characteristics of our school.

List of 6 items.

  • A Holistic Approach to Education for Each Child

    Our teachers see students as whole people, and our program fosters growth in heart, mind, body, and spirit.
  • The Value of Community

    We instill in students the social and emotional skills for effectiveness in school and in life. Our Responsive Classroom approach ensures consistency across grades and classrooms. School Families and cross-grade student buddies help build relationships across grade levels. These skills powerfully enhance learning.
  • A Spiritual Foundation

    As an Episcopal school, we support the spiritual lives of children in an open and inclusive context. Students begin the day in a welcoming chapel service that builds community and teaches quiet reflection.
  • A Pre-K Through Eighth Grade Experience

    While young children benefit from the mentoring of older students, the older children enjoy opportunities for leadership and responsibility. The connections that develop among students in a pre-kindergarten-to-eighth-grade environment build confidence and allow children to be themselves and take risks in a safe space.
  • Outreach to Others

    Through a robust service learning program, children experience the value of giving back. Our curriculum and service opportunities reinforce one another, leading to deeper reflection. Students engage in service to local, regional, and global communities, connecting them to a purpose larger than themselves.
  • The Promise of Leadership

    The legacy of a St. Matthew’s education is seen in our graduates: academic skills, self-knowledge, and enduring values – and the confidence to put them to use. We are living our mission every day.







Episcopal Education

Rooted in the best principles of Episcopal education, St. Matthew’s welcomes students from all religions, denominations, faiths and also, those with no faith background. Approximately 10% of the students are Episcopalian, which is typical for Episcopal schools. We engage in inclusive common worship, are committed to academic rigor and intellectual inquiry, respect the dignity of every human being, appreciate the cultural, racial, socio-economic and religious diversity of our community and world.
 
The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew has an abiding commitment to education since 1865, when it established St. Matthew’s Hall, a military boarding school for boys. The same commitment to education and inquiry has remained consistent through several iterations and continues today at St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School, founded in its present form in 1953. 
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. 
The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, churches around the world that trace their roots to the Church of England.