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Overall
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St. Matthew School
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Waiting List Size5 for Kindergarten for 2015-2016 school year
  • Enrollment669
  • PrincipalSister John Magdalen
  • Phone Number215-333-3142
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (70, 88)
  • Address 3040 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19149
  • NeighborhoodMayfair
  • Tuition$4,000 plus $100 registration fee and $175 family lunch fee
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Mission

Saint Matthew School is a parish elementary school staffed by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who, along with their lay faculty and members of the extended school family, share the charism of joyful service with the community....

Saint Matthew School is a parish elementary school staffed by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who, along with their lay faculty and members of the extended school family, share the charism of joyful service with the community. We are dedicated to: * Appreciating the individual needs of our students by designing a relevant academic curriculum; * Offering each child support and respect by providing a safe, loving, and welcoming environment.

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Points of Pride

* In Saint Matthew School, the Mission of Christ is central to all we do. * Saint Matthew School remains one of the largest Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, recognizing 880+ students at current enrollment and over 10,0...

* In Saint Matthew School, the Mission of Christ is central to all we do. * Saint Matthew School remains one of the largest Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, recognizing 880+ students at current enrollment and over 10,000 alumni/alumnae in our esteemed history. * Saint Matthew School is recognized by the Archdiocese as a Philadelphia Great School with overall highest ratings in academics, safety, and attendance.

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Admissions Policy

Must have a Catholic faith identity, baptism and sacraments at grade level. Must submit an enrollment application with a original birth certificate, baptismal certificate, current report card, testing results, immunization records and a...

Must have a Catholic faith identity, baptism and sacraments at grade level. Must submit an enrollment application with a original birth certificate, baptismal certificate, current report card, testing results, immunization records and a non-refundable registration fee. Family and student must reside within parish boundaries or the boundary of identified neighboring parishes.

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Safety & Culture

* We foster an atmosphere of love and respect within our school, by creating a welcoming and safe environment. * We encourage an understanding of our students as unique individuals by respecting the diversity of each other’s talents and gifts. *...

* We foster an atmosphere of love and respect within our school, by creating a welcoming and safe environment. * We encourage an understanding of our students as unique individuals by respecting the diversity of each other’s talents and gifts. * We endeavor to support all members of our school community in their relationship with a loving God by nurturing their Catholic faith.

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Accreditations & Honors

Accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 1%
White 90.9%
Asian 4.3%
Other 3.8%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.6%
Male Students 49.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 4.8%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.4%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
36
Kindergarten Students
75
1st Grade Students
74
2nd Grade Students
58
3rd Grade Students
65
4th Grade Students
78
5th Grade Students
68
6th Grade Students
70
7th Grade Students
60
8th Grade Students
85
Total Students
669

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.2

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Soccer

Other Activities

Mission Club, Respect Life Club, Student Council, Chess Club, Knitting Club, Peer Helpers

Mission Club, Respect Life Club, Student Council, Chess Club, Knitting Club, Peer Helpers

Electives

Honors Math and ELA

Honors Math and ELA

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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