Welcome to Saint Matthew School

A Tyrone Area Tradition since 1869.

About Us

A Tyrone Area Tradition since 1869

Saint Matthew School is a faith-based Christian school that serves its students and their families by providing a safe and positive learning environment while remaining faithful to its long tradition of excellence in academics as well as spiritual formation. We are dedicated to forming loving, respectful, and responsible citizens, preparing them to lead future generations.

Why Saint Matthew School?

Offering a Christian faith-based education

By attending Saint Matthew School, your student will exhibit all of these qualities. Come see the difference today! 

Beliefs Rooted in Faith  

Academic Excellence

Social Confidence

Emotional Intelligence


What Our Parents Say

"Awesome school for academic and spiritual advancement! A very caring environment where students are valued and celebrated."
Terry DeCarbo
"I love St. Matthew School. I went there, my children went there, now my grandchildren attend! Plus, I worked there for over 25 years. Can't go wrong choosing SMS FOR YOUR CHILD!"
Kathy Narehood
"Wonderful school with wonderful staff. My son has been here for the past three years and I'm so proud of what he is becoming because of this school."
Meghan Moore
"Saint Matthew School is such a welcoming, disciplined, character building, no pressure environment that blends modern education and a feel of Tyrone schools of yesteryear perfectly . The small class attention brings back the camaraderie and tight knit friendships that we can equivalent to, having grown up in the same environment nearly 30 years ago. The support, friendships, character and lessons are just a few things we are so thankful to have gained with our experience here at St. Matthew. Truly a gem in the midst of this chaotic world to have a village helping to raise our children and help guide them to a path of all encompassing success. We cannot thank the school/staff, Father Jozef and parishioners for welcoming us into this season of our lives with open arms and the experiences yet to come."
Brian & Jo McManigal


In addition to being approved by the Education Office of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Saint Matthew School is accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. For over 125 years MSA-CESS accreditation has served as an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Only schools that meet a high standard of institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources may receive MSA-CESS accreditation. Saint Matthew School’s accreditation was most recently renewed in the Fall of 2022.