Mission, Core Values and Purpose


St. Matthias School, a partnership of families and teachers, develops students who think critically, value diversity, and act with a compassionate worldview. Guided by our Catholic faith, we respect and respond to each child’s needs through interdisciplinary instruction that challenges our students to apply their learning beyond the classroom.


  • Students have an active role in their education and participate in the learning process
  • Parents contribute to the education and development of their students
  • We create a learning, praying, serving, Catholic educational community for our students
  • We provide a caring atmosphere that fosters students’ individual growth according to their unique talents and abilities while teaching them values for life
  • We embrace and enhance the lives of students from all social, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • St. Matthias School is an integral part of St. Matthias Parish and the Lincoln Square community