The philosophy of St. Matthew’s Catholic School is to “teach as Jesus did” – by word and example. The faculty and staff strive to model that behavior which most exemplifies Christ and His teachings. It is our goal to instill throughout our teaching the knowledge and values for each student to recognize and acknowledge his/her responsibility in using individual talents as Christian citizens of our community. The principal, faculty, and staff have incorporated a school wide discipline plan that includes the Reminder System and the Foundations program with the goal of “creating a safe, civil, and productive school” in which all are committed to making available to students the behavioral and academic skills necessary to reach their fullest potential.

    At St. Matthew’s we believe:

  • Each student is a unique child of God who deserves dignity, respect, and nurturing.
  • Students must be challenged, and academic excellence must be encouraged throughout the school
    and community.
  • Students must be educated to respect the dignity and rights of every individual throughout our global society.
  • In order to develop each child to their full academic and spiritual potential, a partnership must exist between students, parents, and teachers.
  • Learning is a lifelong process and the love of learning must be instilled at an early age and always continued.
  • Various learning styles must be addressed when considering curriculum development and instruction.
  • Faculty and staff witness, model, and reflect Catholic values through service, worship, and academics.
  • Mutual respect exists between students and teachers, creating a safe and comfortable learning environment.
  • Catholic education must be deeply rooted in gospel values, church tradition, and social justice.
  • On-going faith formation for staff is available and encouraged.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the upcoming Solar Eclipse!

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Don’t Miss the Solar Eclipse!!

Please find the letter and parent consent form below for the solar eclipse events. Parents are welcome to join us for the presentations on August 18th. See the schedule for times your children will be in attendance in the parish hall. All students in grades 3-8 are invited to join the viewing party, WITH PARENT CONSENT, only! Be sure to complete and return the form to the children's homeroom teacher. Please note, as stated in the letters, dismissal next Monday, August 21st, will be delayed until a start time of 3:15pm. If you have any questions, please let me know.…

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Our Boosterthon was a HUGE success! To everyone who supported our school and came out to the Fun Run, THANK YOU! Thanks again for generously supporting SMCS!

Upcoming Events

Sports Tryouts

08/21/2017 - 08/24/2017
All Day

Jean's Day

All Day

PTO Meeting

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

St. Matthew’s Catholic School Library, Jacksonville FL

Fall Bazaar Meeting

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Early Dismissal

7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • August 16, 2017 – Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

    A Brother Who Sins Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus tells his disciples that reconciling a sinner among them is the responsibility of the community. To bring an erring member back, there are steps that need to be taken beginning with a one-on-one discussion. If that does not work then witnesses are brought in. If necessary, then the conversation is held before the entire community. Prayer: This day let us pray for our parish communities, that we are renewed in the communal spirit of care and concern for every member. […]

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