When does school start?
Morning classes begin the week of Sept. 4. The first few class days are on a modified schedule–your child’s teacher will clarify details at the home visit.
Afternoon classes begin on Sept. 5 and are also on a modified schedule the first days.
REMINDER
August tuition and activity fee were due on August 1st. This is the first installment of the 10-month yearly tuition payment plan outlined on the tuition contract. Payments are late after the 10th of each month, so if you haven’t yet paid, please stop by our office or mail a check as soon as possible. Thank you!
Important school information
Registered families should already have received our July mailing. If you did not receive the packet, please call the office at 703.494.3090.

45 Years of Preschool Excellence!

Our best kept secret -- hidden benefits of afternoon preschool:
Size/Cost: Our afternoon program has fewer classes than the morning which makes for a quicker car line and a quieter presence in the building. And because our afternoon classes are slightly shorter, they also have a lower cost.
Convenience: Afternoon classes allow for an unhurried start to the day. Older siblings can be sent off to school without rushing, and because the morning commute is over, there is less chance of being stuck in traffic as you make your way to school. During the winter months, the weather has usually warmed by the afternoon and most roads have been fully plowed.
Preparation: Coming to school in the afternoon allows children practice for the longer elementary school day.
Email director@stmatthews.us to inquire about registration.

Welcome to St. Matthew's Day School

Where Children Thrive and Learn!

A Day at St. Matthew's
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Thank you for your interest!

St. Matthew's Day School provides a high quality developmentally appropriate preschool experience for children from 3-5 years of age. Founded in 1973, the Day School is a ministry of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and offers its program to all without regard to race, gender, creed or national origin.
Whether you're looking for a good preschool for your child or are already one of St. Matthew's families, you will find information here.
If you have further questions or wish to arrange a visit call 703-494-3090 and speak to our director,
Jen McLaughlin.

About Us

St. Matthew’s students enjoy –

  • POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

    with caring and responsive adults who nurture a sense of trust and respect for others.

  • CONSISTENT DAILY ROUTINES

    which provides the comfortable predictability important to young children and their developing feelings of competence.

  • THOUGHTFULLY PLANNED OPPORTUNITIES

    throughout the day introduce and support meaningful learning. Teachers are guided by HighScope’s active learning curriculum, as well as each child’s interests, needs, and abilities. Teaching begins where the child is, leading and encouraging each one to increased understanding and independence.

  • ACQUIRING SKILLS

    through both teacher lead and child-initiated experiences. The child’s curiosity and natural motivation to learn is stimulated through daily opportunities for imaginative play indoors and out, ongoing projects, creative arts, structured and spontaneous music and movement, active involvement with science, math, literature and literacy, and regular walk-abouts and field trips.St. Matthew’s seeks to lay a foundation for success in a complex and changing world by inspiring an enthusiasm for learning and an awareness of the unique value of each person as a child of God in a caring community.

Our Mission

St. Matthew’s seeks to lay a foundation for success in a complex and changing world by inspiring an enthusiasm for learning and an awareness of the unique value of each person as a child of God in a caring community.

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