St. Matthew Catholic School
Private School in San Mateo, CA
Since 1931, St. Matthew Catholic School has offered members of the San Mateo community with high quality education that addresses the entire child: spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional. We're a parish school of approximately 600 students in grades K through 8. St. Matthew Catholic School, as an active ministry of St. Matthew Parish, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and the Catholic Church, serves to impart and promote our Catholic faith to future generations.
read moreOn behalf of our school community, thank you for your interest in St. Matthew Catholic School. Our website is designed to help you learn more about our school and to navigate through our admissions process with ease.
read moreSt. Matthew Catholic education began, not with a formal school, but rather with religion classes held by the Sisters of the Holy Family in the basement of the church and in parishioners' homes. Father Harry J. Lyne, a Domestic Prelate, came to St. Matthew Church as its fifth pastor to succeed Monsignor Timothy Callaghan. It was he who saw the need to establish a parish school to provide a complete Catholic education. So in 1931, he purchased the Tobin Clark Estate and converted it into classrooms.
read moreAll monthly plans will be made through the FACTS Tuition Management program. Through FACTS, tuition payments will be automatically debited from a checking or savings account. Please call the school office at (650) 343-1373 if you have questions regarding tuition assistance. It is understandable that financial difficulties may arise from time to time. We at St. Matthew School are fortunate enough to provide aid to those in need. Please help us assist you by applying online through FACTS beginning February 1, 2021.