About Saint Matthew Catholic School
Saint Matthew is an accredited, co-educational Catholic School in located in Williamson County, Tennessee, established in 2001, currently serving 485+ students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. On September 28, 2017, Saint Matthew was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education under the High Performing School designation, the only Williamson County private school to ever receive this award. In October 2022, SMS was named an Apple Distinguished School, one of only 703 schools worldwide to be classified as such.
Meet Our Community
Home & School Association
The mission of the Saint Matthew Home & School Association is to bring together parents, teachers, parishioners and other patrons of the school in common support of the students, the school itself, the Diocese of Nashville and the Catholic Church.
There are four officers who manage the affairs of the Home & School Association (HSA), along with several committees that assist them. All parents are invited to become a member of the HSA. Dues are $25 per family and are assessed through the FACTS system. Dues cover many activities held throughout the year including lunch on Lion Challenge Day, rollerskating, parent and family socials, lunch for faculty & staff during Catholic Schools Week and a parenting seminar with dinner. HSA officers also coordinate two major fundraisers during the year, a fall fundraiser that benefits SMS and our sister school in Haiti, as well as our Mane Event that raises money to enrich the Saint Matthew experience. Previous projects include playground equipment and turf, the middle school courtyard and awning, iPads, an SMS bus, science lab equipment and fine arts expansion.
The Saint Matthew Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is a volunteer, parent-driven
organization that raises funds to support and enhance SMS Athletics and boosts school
spirit throughout the SMS community.
Four ABC officers are in charge of assisting the Athletic Director with special events throughout the year that support SMS Athletics.
The SMS ABC hosts the Varsity Athletic Banquet, Trivia Night, sports clinics, and
the annual White-Out basketball game.
Saint Matthew School Board is a consultative body whose members lend their expertise to assist both the Principal and the Pastor in the daily operation of the school. The School Board meets monthly throughout the school year and consists of various stakeholders in the Saint Matthew community. Board members monitor policy directives in various domains for the school. In addition to participating in Marketing, Finance, and Facilities Management, the Board was instrumental in initiating the Strategic Plan, which is one of the primary guiding documents used by Saint Matthew over a five year period. Members of the School Board support Saint Matthew in time, talent and treasure and are an integral part of the management of our wonderful institution.