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 and 6, where spaces are added. While openings at other grades are unpredictable and based on attrition, interested families are encouraged to apply.
For Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten:
A requirement of the Early Childhood admission process is an observation of your child in a group setting. All Preschool applicants (except for those currently attending the Bridge program) will attend one of several scheduled Preschool Playgroups during November or December. Pre-K applicants will attend a Playgroup on February 1, from 9:15-9:45 a.m. During a Playgroup, your child will join other applicants in the classroom setting with our Preschool teachers.
In addition to the Open House, we invite all parents of Preschool-Grade 4 applicants to come in for a Parent Interview with the Director of Enrollment. Interviews will be scheduled once the Application for Admission has been submitted.
For Kindergarten-Grade 4:
We ask that Kindergarten applicants come to St. Matthew’s on one of two designated afternoons for a readiness assessment. The two dates scheduled are February 8 and 13, 2019. The afternoon visit is designed to be a fun experience for children, and they will have time to explore games and activities in a preschool setting.
Applicants to Grades 1-4 are required to attend a morning assessment session on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This time will be spent in a classroom and playground 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 Open House and School Tour, we invite all parents of Preschool-Grade 4 applicants to come in for a Parent Interview with the Director of Enrollment. Interviews will be scheduled once the Application for Admission has been submitted.
For Grades 5-8:
Applicants to Grades 5-8 and their parents are required to interview with Carinne Barker, Director of Enrollment. You will be able to schedule your interview once you have submitted the Application for Admission.
Applicants to Grades 5-8 are also required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE), prior to February 16, 2019. Please visit the ISEE website to register for a testing date. Your child may take the test at any of the school testing sites listed online. A schedule of all test dates and locations, as well as registration, can be found at www.iseetest.org. St. Matthew’s is offering the test on Saturday, December 1, 2018. When registering, please use the St. Matthew’s school code: 054075.