Church School


St. Matthew's has an active religious program for children from pre-school to high school.  There are different  and curricula and activities appropriate to each grade level.  For more information, see The St. Matthew's Church School: A Book of Information for Parents, or contact the Parish Office, or the Church School Director Sophie Kernan using the form below.


Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade
These age groups go directly to their classrooms in the Parish House when arriving on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and then proceed together for morning prayer service with their teachers.  Afterwards, they return to their classrooms to be picked up by their parents at the end of church at 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Morning Prayer Service 

One of our most lovely and enduring activities at St. Matthew’s is the Children’s Service. These age groups (Pre-K, K and 1st grade) have their own special service at 10:00 a.m. in the Children's Chapel Each week, a Lay Minister leads the children in their own special prayers, sing wonderful hymns with the children, (with accompaniment from Mark Weigel) and tell a short bible lesson.  The children participate in the service by lighting and extinguishing the candles, collecting the offering, its presentation, and as crucifers. By First Grade, the children have memorized all the prayers and responses.


Second through Seventh Grades

Service at St. Matthew’s begins at 10:00 a.m.  Students in these grades attend the regular church service with their parents, and then proceed to their classrooms during the Church School Recessional Hymn.  They attend class until dismissal at 11:15 a.m.




Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grades:  Parish House -  Downstairs

Second and Third Grades: Church Undercroft

Fourth through Seventh Grades:  Parish House - Main Floor







If you are interested in St. Matthew's Church School, please contact the director using the form below.  Thank you!

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