Admissions

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.

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 November 10, 2023.  Rising Kindergarten students who apply by November 10 will be eligible for a screening appointment in mid-January.  Applications received for Kindergarten after November 10, 2023 will have a screening scheduled based on availability.

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

November 10, 2023 (Friday) – Priority Application Due Date – Applications must has all required documents attached in order to be processed.  Please note: Per Diocesan rules, religious exemptions are not accepted for immunization forms.  Medical exemptions require an accompanying physician’s note.

January 9-11, 2024 (Tuesday-Thursday) Kindergarten Admissions Screenings – Screening will be scheduled on one of these dates for all incoming K applicants and days/times will be emailed prior to Christmas break.

January 13, 2024 (Saturday) 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 16-19, 2024 Shadow Days for grades 1-8 (Tuesday-Friday) – Students applying for grades 1-8 should schedule a shadow date during this time to spend the day with students at SMS, while also completing a reading and math assessment.  Applicants may signup for a shadow day after completing an application. 

January 31, 2024 Decision Day –  Admissions decisions will be sent out via email. 

Applications received after the due date of November 10, 2023 will be considered for admission based on availability.  Pre-K and Kindergarten screenings and shadow days for students who apply after November 10, 2023 will be scheduled based on availability.  

Apply

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. Please note: Per Diocesan rules, religious exemptions are not accepted for immunization forms.

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 will begin at 8:15 a.m. and 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 2023-24 are September 20, November 7, December 6 (Virtual only), January 24, February 21 and March 26 (Virtual only).

Open House/Trunk or Treat

On Sunday October 29, 2023 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.

After Open House, families with younger children are encouraged to attend our annual Trunk or Treat from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  There will be trick or treating, activities and games, and prizes for best costumes and best car/trunk decorations.

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 may also visit once they have applied, though it is not required.  All students must apply before signing up for a shadow date.

For the 2023-24 school year, the Shadow dates are November 8 and January 16-18.  For those applying after the November 10 due date, shadow dates will be scheduled based on availability.

Key Dates

Affording a Blue Ribbon Education