Dear Parents;

Welcome to St. Matthew the Apostle School.  We are proud of the dedicated and experienced staff that allows our school to further your children's education.

At St. Matthew School, students receive a quality education in an environment that is safe, caring, and respectful.  We hope that all students come to school willing to learn and work hard, and achieve goals.  Our teachers and staff provide the exceptional instruction that parents expect.  We encourage parents to be very involved with the education of their children so that we can foster a relationship that will promote the best education possible.  Involvement from parents shows children how important school is and that you, as well as our teachers, are committed to their success.  Volunteer, visit, and communicate regularly to encourage a hands on experience so that our students can flourish.  Together we will be able to accomplish great things!

At St. Matthew, we focus on building respect.  Respect is living by the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  The key to respect is to see the face of Christ in every encounter.  We must “see in all only the image of God imprinted within them like a sacred seal which you must preserve at all costs.”  Having respect for ourselves and others requires courage, honesty, trust, and caring.  Respect is an attitude we learn through experience.  Being respectful helps us to succeed. 

Our staff, faculty, and students are all held to the same high level of respect.  In this environment, we want to be able to accomplish more together than we could have independently. I'm glad that you are a part of this St. Matthew family, and I am excited for everyone to experience a terrific year.

Please remember we are working together for your child’s future.  Thank you for allowing us to share in your child’s journey.

Sincerely,

Dennis Panepinto
Principal