Registration
2018-2019 registration opens to Day School families on Wednesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. and opens to the community on Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m.

Please bring your child’s original birth certificate or passport to show proof of identity along with the registration fee. If you haven’t already picked up a registration card from our office, we will have them available on Friday.

Registration for the current 2017-18 school year is ongoing.

Please email director@stmatthews.us with any questions.

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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