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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.

Upcoming Events

Awards Ceremony

05/31/2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am

St Matthew’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville FL

Last Day of School!

06/01/2016
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

St. Matthew’s Catholic School, Jacksonville Jacksonville

Kindergarten Graduation

06/01/2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville Florida

8th Grade Graduation

06/01/2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville Florida

Summer Camp Begins

06/06/2016
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

St. Matthew’s Catholic School, Jacksonville Jacksonville


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  • May 31, 2016 – Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Mary Visits Elizabeth Luke 1:39-56 Mary is prompted by God’s Spirit to visit her cousin. These two women have both miraculously conceived and yet, remain humble. Elizabeth honors Mary for her “yes” and Mary praises God for all that he has done for her and for all creation. PRAYER: To believe the way these women believed seems humanly impossible. With God anything is possible. Holy Spirit, help me to respond to your urgings to reach out to others and give thanks for how God is already at work in their lives. […]

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