Guiding Tomorrow's Hearts and Minds

The St. Matt's Experience

Athletics

Mustang Philosophy

At St. Matthew's, everybody plays!
The St. Matthew's Athletics Program provides students the opportunity to participate in competitive after-school sports and inspires leadership through teamwork. We encourage all eligible students to participate in athletics without tryouts, and we emphasize sportsmanship and 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.

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  • Who Can Play?

    After school sports play a large role in the life of students at St. Matthew’s. More than 98% of all St. Matthew’s students participate in at least one sport. Students in grades 4 - 8 are eligible to play. Basketball starts in fourth grade, with all other sports beginning in fifth grade.
    Current sports that are offered:
    Fall: Co-ed Cross Country, 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
  • Positive Coaching Alliance - Character Building Through Sports

    St. Matthew’s is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), which 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 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School.
  • West Bay Athletic League

    St. Matthew’s is a member of the premiere West Bay Athletic League, which was established in 2002 and is comprised of the following independent schools:
    • Castilleja• Menlo
    • Crystal Springs Uplands• Pinewood
    • Eastside Prep• St. Joseph’s of the Sacred Heart
    • Girls Middle School• St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School
    • Harker• Woodside Priory
    • Keys School• Woodland
    • The King’s Academy