Guiding Tomorrow's Hearts and Minds

Middle School | 5-8

High School Guidance

St. Matthew’s has a strong reputation for preparing its graduates to thrive in the finest secondary schools. Our graduates are accepted to a wide variety of educational institutions throughout the Bay Area and other parts of the nation.

The process of getting to know each student begins the moment they enroll at St. Matthew’s. During the eighth grade year, the formal process of helping our students find the best secondary school match begins. Each eighth grade family receives personalized high school guidance counseling led by the Head of School and faculty counselors. In addition, test preparation and critical analysis skills are regularly incorporated into all academic subjects. St. Matthew’s graduates regularly place into advanced and honors level courses in their respective college preparatory programs.

St. Matthew’s alumni consistently distinguish themselves within their secondary school communities as innovative thinkers, engaged learners, compassionate and inclusive friends, and enthusiastic leaders.

In recent years, graduates of St. Matthew’s have been accepted at the following independent, boarding, and public secondary schools:
   
    Aragon High School
    Bellarmine College Preparatory
    Bell Creek Academy
    Burlingame High School
    Castilleja School 
    Cate School
    Choate Rosemary Hall
    Claremont High School
    Crystal Springs Uplands
    Drew School
    Fusion School
    George School
  
   
    Hillsdale High School
    Interlochen Center for the Arts
    Junipero Serra High School
    Lick-Wilmerding High School
    Menlo School
    Menlo Atherton High School
    Mercy High School
    Notre Dame High School
    Nueva High School
    Phillips Academy
    Phillips Exeter Academy
    Sacred Heart Preparatory
   
   
    St. Albans School
    Saint Francis High School
    Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
    St. Paul’s School
    San Domenico 
    San Francisco University High School
    San Francisco Waldorf High School
    Santa Catalina School
    Sugar Bowl Academy
    The Thacher School
    The Urban School of San Francisco
    Woodside Priory School