Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your enrollment questions.

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about enrollment.  If you don’t see your question, feel free to ask it using the form below. The best way to learn more about St. Matthew School is to visit and talk to our amazing staff!

Enrollment Questions

Q: When do we begin the admissions process?

A: St. Matthew School admits students on a rolling basis, and we do not have specific application deadlines, however we encourage families to apply the fall/winter before they wish to enroll. We will continue to accept applications even after a grade has been filled and will notify applicants if placed on a waiting list.  Children must be four years of age by September 1 to enter 4K, five years of age by September 1 to enter Kindergarten, and so on.

Q:  Is financial assistance available?

A:  St. Matthew School offers a limited amount of financial aid to families who meet the necessary qualifications. Official financial aid applications are available in June of every year. Parents who apply and whose applications are complete by that date will find out about their aid packages as soon as possible later in June. Prior to June, families may complete a Preliminary Financial Aid form, which allows the School to review the family’s financial circumstances to determine if they may qualify for assistance and, if so, in what range. Contact the School Office at 414.762.6820 for more information.

School Details

Q:  What are school hours?

A:  8:30 am-3:30 pm.  Students may arrive no earlier than 8:20 am.

Q: Do students wear a uniform?

A: All students 4K-8 are required to wear a uniform as described in the dress code section of the parent handbook.

Q: Is bus transportation provided?

A: Yes. For families residing in the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, busing is included with the cost of tuition.

Q: Do you offer before and after school care?

A: Yes, the Extended Care Program is for children attending St. Matthew School.  Students may arrive at 6:30 am and stay until 6:00 pm.  Students may also attend Extended Care on early release days.

Other Information

Q:  Do you offer a Hot Lunch Program?

A:  Hot lunch is served each day.  Our lunches are made onsite.  You will have an online account through our School Information System.  Whenever your child takes a hot lunch or a milk, it is deducted from your account.  You will receive an email when your account falls below $10.  Our lunch menu is posted on School Speak.

Q: What is School Speak?

A: School Speak is our online information system.  All school information from the office and your child’s classroom are posted on this site as well as access to your child’s report card.

Q:  Does St. Matthew offer an athletic program?

A:  Yes.  Fall:  Co-ed Soccer, grades K4-8, Volleyball, grades 5-8, Co-ed Cross-Country, grades 3-8

Winter:  Boys and Girls Basketball, grades 5-8

Spring:  Co-ed Soccer, grades K4-8

Q:  How do I get involved at St. Matthew School?

A:  The Home and School Association has volunteer opportunities that can fit into anyone’s schedule – jobs that are large or small, take a few hours or many hours, take place days, evenings or weekends, so that parents can select their own level of involvement. We believe that everyone – kids, parents, and the school benefits when parents are involved. (Parents are asked to volunteer for 2 activities during the year. You are encouraged to become more involved by joining a committee or more activities. )