Admission Policy


St. Matthew the Apostle School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities that are accorded or made available to its students, including all school-administered programs.

Students are accepted in the following order, and where noted, when they have met the specific criteria for admission. Available space is a factor in the admission policy. The final decision regarding acceptance is made by the administration. 

    1. Brothers and sisters of students who attend St. Matthew the Apostle School
    2. Catholic children whose families are registered parishioners at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church and have donated at least $500.00 through church envelopes in the previous calendar year
    3. Children who are members of Catholic Church parishes without a school
    4. Catholic transfer students who meet these admission criteria:
      1. Satisfactory placement evaluation
      2. Satisfactory report card
      3. Satisfactory disciplinary record
      4. Recommendation of the principal of the school they are leaving
    5. Non-Catholics are accepted as space provides. Students transferring from other schools must meet the criteria listed in 4a-d above. 

If necessary, the following items must be presented at registration:

    • A doctor’s note or professional report for a child with an existing medical condition that warrants special attention or adjustment of school policy.
    • A copy of the report for a child who has undergone a psychiatric, psychological, or educational evaluation.

    • Written medical verification for a child to take prescription medicine.


Failure to provide this information may result in a child not being accepted.


Acceptance of transfer students is based on academic and conduct records, which must be furnished when applying. The administration makes the final decision on acceptance.