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At a Glance

St. Matthew Catholic School is a fully accredited Pre-K - 8th Grade Catholic School located in Gahanna, Ohio. As of October 31st, 2018, St. Matthew has 599 students enrolled in Pre-K through 8th Grade.

  • 29 Licensed Teachers, averaging 14 years of experience, over 50% with a Master’s Degree
  • Full Day Pre-K Program Licensed by the Ohio Department of Education
  • Instructional Aides in all classrooms Pre-K-3, all grades 4-8
  • Jon Peterson Provider with three full time intervention specialists and a full time intervention coordinator
  • School Nurse, Psychologist, Reading Specialist, Reading Tutors, Speech Therapist, Guidance Counselor, and Occupational Therapist

Faith Formation

  • Daily school prayer and religion classes
  • Weekly all school mass with student lectors, cantors, and altar servers
  • All school prayer services including Reconciliation for Advent and Lent
  • Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament monthly for all students K-8
  • Multi-grade level “Spirit Families” focused on learning and practicing the virtues

Academic Excellence

  • Rigorous curriculum including Library, Technology, Physical Education, Art, Music, and Spanish
  • State of the art Science Lab with a full-time K-8 Science teacher
  • Math Enrichment Tutor with LEGO Robotics Program
  • Annual Speech Contest and Spelling Bee
  • Google Apps Integration with 1:1 Chromebook to Student Ratio
  • Test Results for Class of 2016: Median National Percentile Rank of 96% (Math, Reading, English)

 A Commitment to Service

  • Annual Service Day for 8th Grade Students
  • National Beta Club School of Distinction with over 85 active members
  • Regular classroom service projects including Knitting Ministry, Caroling for Veterans, Friends Across Time, Charitable Works Food Collections, Manna in the Morning (making lunches for the homeless shelter)

Sports, Fine Arts, and Extracurricular Activities

  • Grades 4-8: Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track, Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Softball, and Cheer-leading
  • Drama Club and Junior Drama Club with over 85 members
  • Annual Middle School Musicals, Veterans Day Program, and Christmas Performance
  • Ski Club,  Student Council, Boy and Girl Scouts
  • Power of the Pen, Battle of the Books, and Book Club
Background Checks (Diocesan Policy 4110:0)
  • All paid school staff must have on file both BCI and FBI background checks and must attend “Protecting God’s Children.
  • All volunteers must have on file a BCI background check and must attend “Protecting God’s Children” no matter how much or how little contact they have with children or youth, no matter if volunteering for the school or parish, and no matter what time of the day or night they volunteer. 
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