Q: My family is not Catholic. Can I still send my children to Saint Matthew School?
A: Absolutely! We are a Catholic faith based school, however academically we follow the Pennsylvania State Curriculum. Your child will be expected to attend Mass with their class and participate in Religion classes and assessments.
Q: My family IS Catholic; however, our parish does not have a school. Can I still apply to Saint Matthew School?
A: Yes. First step is to contact your Pastor. He will decide whether you will receive any subsidy from your current Parish. Please ask him to write a letter to state the amount he will we send to support your child(ren) in Catholic school.
Q: What are the hours of a normal school day?
A: The school day hours are 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM. The school doors open at 7:35 AM.
Q: Does Saint Matthew School offer after school care?
A: Yes, we have CARES afterschool hours in the afternoon only. Their fees and schedule are in your red folder.
Q: Does Saint Matthew School offer financial aid?
A: We do not offer financial aid, but you can apply for assistance through Children’s Scholarship Fund and Smart Aid, forms are in your red folder.
Q: Do you offer a lunch program?
A: No, we do not. All students should bring a small snack and a lunch daily.
Students may order a soft pretzel for snack; order forms are sent home weekly. The $175 Lunch Fee covers the cost of the lunch monitors’ salaries.
Q: Am I able to volunteer in my child’s classroom?
A: Yes, you may volunteer when the forms required by the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education are received. Please see our website for more information.