Priority application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is January 23, 2023. Please email our Admissions Director, Nancy Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you are interested in applying for the 2022-2023, school year please contact Nancy Carroll at email@example.com prior to applying.
There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. We do not mail application packets.
If you are a current family, please ensure that you log into your existing account from your dashboard and click “Add New Applicant”. Do not create a new account as you begin your application.
CONFIDENTIAL SCHOOL ASSESSMENT
Our online application will request that you send a link to your current school, so that our confidential school assessment form can be completed.
The interview process is our opportunity to bring each application to life. We want to get to know the applicant as well as the parents, and we want you to get to know us. This interview includes, mother/father/guardian AND applicant(s). We will be offering in-person interviews, lasting approximately 20 minutes. Once we have received your completed online application and fee, our Admissions Director will contact you to schedule a family interview.
SCREENING/TESTING AND SHADOW DAY
Screenings are scheduled for the beginning of February. At the time of your family interview, we will schedule a date and time for your prospective kindergartner to participate in a small group testing/screening session. Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1st.
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023. For applicants in 5th-7th grades, Shadow Days are Wednesdays from 8:10-10:20am. Applicants in these grades will shadow their current grade class. For example, prospective 5th grade students will shadow with their current peers in the 4th grade classroom. At the time of your family interview, we will schedule shadow days.
Academic and Social Readiness
Acceptance to St. Matthew Catholic School is based on academic, emotional, and social readiness. This is determined by placement or screening tests given by the school and previous school performance as indicated by past report cards, progress reports, teacher evaluations, and a family interview.
Since the Archdiocese of San Francisco established its schools as religious schools and the St. Matthew Parish in particular established this school, priority will be given to practicing members of St. Matthew Parish and Catholics who are active in other Catholic parishes that do no have elementary schools. Applicants who have siblings in the school or who are children of alumni/alumnae are also given priority.
Students must be five by September 1st for admissions to kindergarten. New first graders must be six by September 1st and new second graders must be seven. Prior to a student being enrolled in school in California, all immunizations and health assessment requirements must be met and turned in to the school office. Thus, each student must submit evidence of immunization against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, mumps, varicella (chicken pox), and hepatitis B. The health department requires that all students have a physical examination, a tuberculin skin test or clearance of risk factors for TB, and all vaccinations must be up to date. Incoming 7th graders are required to have a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster. All required immunization forms must be submitted to the school office prior to any student beginning the school year. More information is available in the school office regarding these requirements.