Application Process

Please email our Admissions Director, Kerry Ann Ruff at with any questions regarding the application process.  


Virtual Informational Visits

Please join us for our Virtual Informational Visits for parents (via Zoom) until we can safely offer in-person tours. 

The following dates are available:
September 17th & 24th at 10:00AM
September 30th at 8:00PM
October 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th at 10:00AM
November 5th, 12th, & 19th at 10:00AM
December 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 10:00AM 
January 14th & January 28th at 10:00AM 


Virtual Kindergarten Open House

If you were unable to join our virtual Kindergarten Open House on Saturday, November 7th, please view the recording below.

Click here to view the recording of our virtual Kindergarten Open House


Applications are accepted prior to attending a Virtual Tour or our Virtual Kindergarten Open House. There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.  We do not mail application packets. If you are a current family, please ensure you click on "Existing Account" tab.


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 virtual interviews (via Zoom), lasting approximately 20 minutes, until we can safely meet in-person.  Once we have received your completed online application and fee, our Admissions Director will contact you to schedule a family interview. 


  • Kindergarten - 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.
  • Grades 1-7th - Testing is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021.  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. 

St. Matthew Catholic School
910 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA  94402
(650) 343-1373

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