Our kids attended PS3-8th grade. Staff was very supportive with enrichment of the curriculum to meet the needs of our child who is academically gifted. They were well prepared for high school and college and excelled academically and socially. Their knowledge of faith was vurtured and provided an excellent basis to expand and explore in HS and now in their young adult years. St. Matthew is a warm community where you will know your childrens friends, families, and have the opportunity to be an active part of their education and outreach activities. We still talk about the 'progressive dinners" and the year the students bought "cows" for tpeople in villages in india.
My children are loving learning thanks to the teachers and staff at St Matthew. I couldn't be happier with their progress. The staff goes above and beyond the classroom to make every child feel like they are part of the family. What an amazing place!!!
I cannot say enough great things about this school and church. We transferred our daughter from public schools in 7th grade this year and shame on us for not doing this when she was younger. We defintely will be transferring our son from public schools when he finishes this year in 5th grade. The level of academics is very impressive along with the religious teachings and couple that with the community spirit and caring family of this school and church and it is just a receipe for success. I strongly recommend anyone searching for a solid education for their children and searching for spiritual satisifaction in following Jesus Christ, to visit this school and feel the divine intervention.
St. Matthew is a phenomenal school in every aspect. Even though our public school system here is rated very well, we wanted to give St. Matthew a try when we put our child into three-year-old preschool. That was one of the best decisions we ever made! The preschool teacher set the stage for a lifetime love of learning in our son. We loved that the preschool program was a mix of structured activity and freeform exploration. We felt that a preschool program should be play-based for optimal learning, which is what Mrs. S. provides. Do yourself a favor and ask the staff for a copy of the IOWA test scores for this school (a nationwide standard test for school performance). Your jaw will hit the floor with how far advanced this school is academically. It's the icing on the cake for this Christ-centered school. They are like family!
What a great school with great staff. The teachers truly care about the students. The principal is outgoing and knows all the kids in the school. We are truly blessed to have our children attend St. Matthew.
My kids have been here for 6 months in Kind. and 3rd grade. The step from public to this school was tough for my 3rd grader. She has gotten plenty of help from the teacher in the transition. She went from top of her class in a public school to top 80% in this class. Much more advanced group. My kind. child loves her teacher and the class size is small so she gets lots of attention. I believe the extracurricular choices are much greater and at younger ages as well. Soccer, basketball, cheerleading and music all in 5th grade or lower grades, plus science club and chess club too. Teachers are very active in many activities and open to meetings and questions.
I have had three children past through the halls of this school. I couldn't be happier. All three have been more than prepared academically. All entered high school into advanced classes, remained at the top of their class throughout the high school years. But it wasn't just the high level of academics that kept us there but the caring atmosphere of the entire school, principal, teachers and families, the daily involvement with our faith and the extracurricular activities...sports, cheerleading, Destination Imagination, and musicals. It is a smaller school with alot to offer.
Preschool was not what we were hoping for. It seemed to be more of a play time with lack of academic learning. Teacher not cooperative with request from parent to help child. Would not recommend for preschool unless you want only a religious education for your child.
Excellent teachers at the preschool level. Tremendous amount of parental involvement. Small class sizes make the children more involved. Solid emphasis on christian moral character development.
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