Thank you for your interest in Saint Matthew School.   Those interested in attending Saint Matthew School are encouraged to submit an application.  Students of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  SMS does not discriminate against students or applicants on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

Applications for immediate and future enrollment are accepted at any time during the school year.   For fall enrollment, applications for all grades  are strongly encouraged by our November 12, 2024 application deadline.  Rising Pre-K 4s and Kindergarten students who apply by this date will be eligible for a screening appointment in mid-January.  (We do not screen for 3 year olds) Applications received after this deadline will have a screening scheduled based on availability.

Please contact our Director of Advancement, Lori Bellante, at 615-550-5106 or via email at with any questions or for more information.  

Summer 2024 – Rolling Admissions  – Applications received in June/July will be considered for admission based on availability.  Weekly,  the admissions team will review open spaces and applications.  This will continue until spots are all filled.   Pre-K and Kindergarten screenings and will be scheduled based on availability.   


November 12, 2024  – Priority Application Due Date – Applications must have all required documents attached in order to be processed.

January 11, 2025 – Pre-K Admissions Screening – Screening will be scheduled on this day for those that have applied to the part time and full time 4 year old program.  Time slot will be emailed prior to Christmas break.

January 14-16, 2025 – Kindergarten Admissions Screenings – Screening will be scheduled on one of these dates for all incoming Kinder applicants and days/times will be emailed prior to Christmas break.

January 22 – 23, 2025 Shadow Days for grades 1-8 (Dates TBD) – Students applying for grades 1-8 should schedule a shadow date during this time to spend the day with students at SMS.  While visiting, students will also completing a reading and math assessment to help us with homeroom and math level placement if the student enrolls at SMS.  Applicants may signup for a shadow day after completing an application. 

January 30-31, 2025 Decision Days  –  Admissions decisions will be sent out via email. 


Use the button below to apply for Admission.  After you have completed an application, students in grades 4-8 should signup for a Shadow Day, using the gold button below.

Age requirements: Applicants must be age eligible by August 15th of the year they wish to enter. For example, kindergarten students must be 5 years of age, for Pre-K, students must be 4 years of age, and for P3, students must be 3 years of age, all by August 15*. 

*All students must be completely and independently toilet trained by the first day of school.

Applications must have all documents attached and application fee paid in order to be processed. 

Visit Us

Saint Matthew Church and School are located on a beautiful 16 acre campus on the northwestern corner of Williamson County, bordering on Davidson County.  A visit to our 2017 National Blue Ribbon award winning campus is the best way to experience all that Saint Matthew has to offer, to hear more about us and provide an opportunity to observe our students and teachers in action.

Coffee with the Principal

SMS hosts several hybrid ‘Coffee with the Principal’ events  for prospective parents with children in all grades. The 60-minute session includes an overview of our school and a Q&A with our Principal, followed by a tour.  These events  are offered both in-person and via zoom.  Zoom codes will be emailed out the day before to all who are registered for the event.  Zoom participants may visit in the future for their tour.  Coffee with the Principal dates for 2024-25 will be Wednesday September 4 @ 8:15, Wednesday October 2@ 8:15, (No coffee event in November due to Open House), January 8, 2025@ 8:15, Tuesday February 11 after mass at 9:00am, and March 26 @8:15 – virtual only). Please sign up using the button on this page.

Open House – November 10, 2024

SMS will host a school wide Open House from 12-2:30p.m. for families with prospective students in all grades.   All faculty and administration are on hand for answering questions and providing information.  In addition to visits in our classrooms, we will have information on our mission, clubs, athletics, extended care, our lunch program, volunteer opportunities, and more. Please sign up using the button on this page.

Private Tours

If you are not able to attend a Coffee or Open House event, you may also schedule a tour. Please schedule a private tour via the button below, or by calling our Advancement Office at 615-555-5106.  Tour dates are added on a monthly basis.

Shadow Days

Once your child has applied to Saint Matthew, students in grades 4-8 are asked to schedule a Shadow Day, where they can spend the morning at SMS, meeting teachers and students in the classroom setting.  Students in grades K-3 are encouraged to visit once they have applied, though it is not mandatory.  All students should apply before signing up for a shadow date. Shadow days begin at drop off (7:30) and typically last until 2:00.

For the 2024-25 school year, shadow dates will be October 23, November 13, and January 22-23, 2025. Additional dates will be added as needed through the year.  Please contact the Advancement office 615-555-5106 if you are traveling in from out of town and need a different date.

Key Dates

Affording a Blue Ribbon Education