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St Matthew School

Private | PK-5 | 279 students


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Posted November 4, 2012

We love St. Matthew School. It is a wonderful learning environment for all students. And it is the type of school where every teacher (not just his or her classroom teacher) knows your child's name. They learn daily (through instruction, interaction with peers and examples by teachers and staff) that their faith is an important part of their life and that all people should be treated with respect and kindness. My children thrive at St. Matthew School and we are so thankful to be part of the St. Matthew community. It is truly a welcoming and fun-filled school committed to helping each student build a successful foundation for learning. And just one last note: it is wonderful to also have an Early Childhood Center and Preschool program that feed into the elementary school so students feel a connection to St. Matthew and are welcomed into the wonderfuul learning environment early.
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Posted November 4, 2012

Simply put, St. Matthew School is the best. We have had two children who have had the benefit of going through and have two children who are currently attending. The level of education all of our kids have received is superior. We have watched our children become prepared and nurtured in every area.....academic, spiritual, emotional, physical, etc. The leadership of the principal is strong and an anchor of all things good that happen and the teachers and all support staff are amazing. Everyone is on the same page. Parents are invited and encouraged to be a part of the team as far as helping children become their best. Finally, the best part of St. Matthew School is that we are all a family, reaching out and supporting each other, the way Christ wants. Choosing St. Matthew School/Parish for our family has been the best decision our family has ever been blessed with.
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Posted September 17, 2009

Each child is respected for his or her individuality, and the staff truly care about the kids.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 81%
Black 6% 5%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2244 1st Avenue Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 362-3021


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