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St. Matthew School

Private | PK-8 | 178 students


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Posted April 29, 2014

St. Matthew School is a small school with a lot of heart! Caring teachers and staff, along with a strong faith-based curriculum, help to make the school a perfect place for our children. We appreciate the support that the teachers offer to the kids, as well as the extra care they take with the students' individual needs. Located in a town with an active Air Force base, we are used to new students and families at the school. In turn, the students have the opportunity to welcome and make new friends often. We feel blessed for our family to be a part of St. Matthew School. The education that is being provided to our children is priceless!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2014

St. Matthew School is the best hidden secret in the Omaha-Metro Area/Bellevue. St. Matthew School is growing leaders in the community, one student at a time! If you are looking for a school that balances academics, faith, leadership, and community - you found it!!!! - Parent of a sixth grader (been at St. Matthew School since Kindergarten)
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Posted April 13, 2014

St. Matthew school is a small, very welcoming community. We have been at St. Matthew for 7 years and have had a very positive experience. The teachers are very dedicated; they conduct clubs outside of schools hours for students and both of our son's teachers have attended one of their basketball games outside of school hours. There are lots of activities put on by the PTO that help people to get to know one another. It is quite comforting that I have met every parent/student in my children's classes and know most of them quite well. St. Matthew Is a GREAT school!
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Posted August 21, 2013

We moved to the area 3 years ago and feel blessed to have found St. Matthew's. Small class size and strong academics was important to our family so our child could receive true individualized attention and not get lost in the shuffle. Teachers, and staff truly care about the students. Communication between parents, teachers and administrators has improved significantly over the last year, and we feel we are an integral part of the St. Matthew community. This school is a hidden gem of Bellevue!
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Posted March 21, 2012

St. Matthew School offers an excellent academic environment while also instiliing Christ centered values in the children it serves. The teachers are great and the parent involvement is second to none. As a parent, you can't make a better choice for your kids than St. Matts.
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Posted July 20, 2011

Both my kids attended and graduated from this school. I couldn't have asked for a better academic program. Both of them are succeeding in tough college prep programs in high school. They both entered high school well ahead of their peers. Bellevue has some good public schools, but the quality of the academic program, the parental involvement, the standards of behavior, and the Christ-centered education all add up to a superior academic environment.
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Posted July 25, 2010

Awsome school. One of the best things we did is send our children to St. Matthews. We have recently moved out of the area and greatly miss our old school and parish.
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Posted June 3, 2009

My child recieved the best education there. We were very sad to leave the school due to a military move. Excellent school!
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Posted May 28, 2009

This has been the best school my children have been in throughout the years. We've moved several times and this is by far the best school our children have attended. Great staff and an amazing principal.
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Posted April 3, 2009

I love this school and so does my child. I am very upset that I am moving out of state and have to take my child out of the school. I hope that the next place I move has a school 1/2 as good as St. Matthew's.
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Posted June 9, 2008

St. Matthew school is truly outstanding. The atmosphere is condusive to both learning and Christian teachings. I have been proud to send both of my children, where my oldest is now in all advanced classes in high school.
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Posted February 27, 2008

St. Matthew's is an excellent school. My boys are receiving an outstanding education. The children are well behaved, which enables the teachers to spend time teaching not dealing with discipline problems. The entire St. Matthew Community is committed to the children and their future. My boys love school. I have the peace of mind knowing they are in a safe, caring environment all day.
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Posted May 4, 2007

This is the only Catholic School in the area that is accredited by the North Central Association. The academic program is excellent. It's a small school with dedicated teaching staff and a strong Catholic foundation. Bellevue public schools are great, but if you want a Catholic education, St Matthew is the place to send your children.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 70%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Black 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. James L. Daro, Jr.
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  • (402) 292-7421


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12210 S 36th St
Bellevue, NE 68123
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Phone: (402) 291-2030


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