On behalf of the entire St. Matthew Catholic School community, thank you for your interest. Our website is designed to help you learn more about the school and to navigate the admissions process. If you have any questions, please email We look forward to seeing you on campus during our weekly tours of our school. 

St. Matthew Catholic School Admissions and Enrollment Non-Discrimination Policy

St. Matthew Catholic School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St. Matthew Catholic School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



Acceptance to St. Matthew Catholic School is based on academic, emotional, and social readiness. This is determined by placement or screening tests given by the school and previous school performance as indicated by past report cards, progress reports, teacher evaluations, and a family interview. 


Since the Archdiocese of San Francisco established its schools as religious schools and the St. Matthew Parish in particular established this school, priority will be given to practicing members of St. Matthew Parish and Catholics who are active in other Catholic parishes that do no have elementary schools.  Applicants who have siblings in the school or who are children of alumni/alumnae are also given priority.


Students must be five by September 1st for admissions to kindergarten. New first graders must be six by September 1st and new second graders must be seven. Prior to a student being enrolled in school in California, all immunizations and health assessment requirements must be met and turned in to the school office. Thus, each student must submit evidence of immunization against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, mumps, varicella (chicken pox), and hepatitis B. The health department requires that all students have a physical examination, a tuberculin skin test or clearance of risk factors for TB, and all vaccinations must be up to date. Incoming 7th graders are required to have a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster. All required immunization forms must be submitted to the school office prior to any student beginning the school year. More information is available in the school office regarding these requirements.