St. Matthew’s has an active religious education program for children from pre-school to high school. We use age-appropriate curricula and have activities for 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 by using the form below.
St Matthews Church School 2016-17 Registration Form
2016-17 Church School Calendar
Pre-K through Third Grades
One of our most lovely and enduring activities at St. Matthew’s is the Children’s Prayer Service. Children in Pre-K through 3rd 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 a musician) 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. After the Prayer Service the children proceed to their classrooms in the Parish House to discuss the day’s lesson and participate in a related activity. Parents can pick up their children after service from their classroom.
Fourth 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, First Grades: Parish House – Downstairs
Second through Fifth Grades: Parish House – Main Floor
Sixth and Seventh Grades: Parish House – Library