Admission Process

Admission Information Sessions: Learn More, virtually!

 
Prospective Parents: We invite prospective parents to Experience St. Matthew’s at one of our Admission Information Sessions to be hosted with live Q&A. These virtual presentations are designed to familiarize families with the School, learn more about the philosophy and program, and hear from the Head of School and division principals.
 
Early Childhood (Preschool & Pre-K): Thursday, November 4, 2021
Lower School (Kindergarten - Grade 4): Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Middle School (Grades 5-8): Wednesday, November 10, 2021
 
Prospective Middle School Students (applying to Grades 5-8) are encouraged to join our virtual Experience St. Matthew's session on December 1, complete with Student Ambassador-guided campus tour and an Ask An Ambassador segment, allowing prospective students to learn more about our School.
 

Campus Tours: Visit Us, virtually!

 
Early Childhood & Lower School Parents: We invite you to join us every other Wednesday starting on October 20, at 9:00am (K-Grade 4) or 10:00am (PS & PK). You may sign up for a tour when submitting your Online Inquiry or through your Admission Portal Checklist once your application is complete.

Middle School Parents: We are currently offering virtual Student Ambassador-hosted Middle School campus tours on select days at 2:00 PM, beginning in October. Middle school student applicants will have the opportunity to tour and meet with our Student Ambassadors during their Experience St. Matthew’s event on December 1. You may sign up for these events when submitting your Online Inquiry or through your Admission Portal Checklist once your application is complete. 

A pre-recorded tour of the campus is available if you are unable to attend one of our “live” campus tours. Please contact admission@stmatthewsschool.com for more information.

For Preschool, students must turn 3 prior to August 1, 2022.

For Pre-K, students must turn 4 prior to August 1, 2022.

 

A requirement of the Early Childhood admission process is an observation of your child in a group setting. All Preschool applicants will attend one of several scheduled Preschool Playgroups during January. Pre-K applicants will attend a Playgroup in January. During a Playgroup, your child will join other applicants in the classroom setting with our Preschool teachers.

 

In addition to the Information Session and Campus Tour, we invite all parents of Preschool-Grade 4 applicants to schedule a Parent Interview with the Director of Enrollment. Interviews will be scheduled once the Application for Admission has been submitted.

 

For Kindergarten, students must turn 5 prior to August 1, 2022.

 

Applicants to Kindergarten-Grade 4 are required to attend a grade-level assessment session on the morning of Saturday, February 12, 2022. This time will be spent in a classroom setting and will allow teachers to get to know the students individually on a social and academic level. The morning is designed to replicate typical daily classroom activities.

 

In addition to the Information Session and Campus Tour, we invite all parents of Preschool-Grade 4 applicants to schedule a Parent Interview with the Director of Enrollment. Interviews will be scheduled once the Application for Admission has been submitted.

 

Applicants to Grades 5-8 are required to attend a grade-level, small group interview.  We also invite all parents of Middle School applicants to schedule a Parent Interview with the Director of Enrollment. You will be able to schedule your student and parent interviews once the Application for Admission has been submitted.

 

 

 

St. Matthew’s welcomes applications from qualified students at all grade levels. There are, however, several key entry points which include Preschool, and Grades 5-7. While openings at other grades are unpredictable and based on attrition, interested families are encouraged to apply.