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Student Support

Student Support

St. Matthew's is structured to support the well being of our community. We recognize that within our community, individuals have different learning styles in all areas -academic, social, emotional, and behavioral. When a student struggles in one of these areas, we typically work in conjunction with the family to identify the area of concern and to provide the right type of support for students. Additionally, a school psychologist is available on a drop in basis for those students, families, and staff that need immediate support throughout the school day.

Preschool & Pre-K– 4th Grade

In our lower school, team teaching in each grade level classroom allows for differentiation of instruction, collaboration, and problem-solving for various student needs. When students require more individualized academic or social-emotional support, teachers, parents, the school psychologist and the lower school principal collaborate to implement effective strategies or interventions. If needed, the team will provide families with referrals to outside services.

5th – 8th Grade

In our upper school, students are split into grade level advisory groups of approximately 10 students. The advisor serves as a mentor for his or her advisees, building positive relationships and providing academic and social support to students on a daily basis. There are three 5th grade advisors and four advisors for 6th-8th grade. When students are in need of more individualized academic or social-emotional support, teachers, parents, the school psychologist and the upper school principal collaborate to implement effective strategies or interventions. If needed, the team will provide families with referrals to outside services.