Become a Part of St. Matthias School!

Thank you for your interest in St. Matthias, an IB World School! We look forward to working with you as you learn about our wonderful school.  For more information about us or to arrange a tour, please complete the Prospective Family Inquiry Form and we will contact you within 48 hours. For more immediate assistance, please contact Carmen White, Admissions Director, at or call the school office at 773.784.0999.



Prospective families may apply by submitting the Application for Admission along with the $50 non-refundable application fee. All prospective families must come in to the school for a tour, admissions coffee, or open house prior to enrolling their child. If you would like to apply and/or enroll your child but will not be able to visit the school beforehand due to relocation or other circumstances, please contact Carmen at

Priority for admissions is as follows:

  1. Current students and their siblings
  2. Parishioners and participants in our Li’l Mustangs Preschool Prep classes
  3. All other applicants

Students of St. Matthias School are not required to be parishioners of St. Matthias Church. We deeply value the various cultures, faiths, and family backgrounds that our students bring to our school. Our school offers a top-notch education in a Catholic setting that is made much richer and more authentic by welcoming students from a wide variety of backgrounds.



St. Matthias School is also committed to helping families of varying financial circumstances afford our tuition. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please contact our Office Manager, Lee Valdez, at 773.784.0999.



Are you looking for activities for your two or three year old? Sign up for Li’l Mustangs Preschool Prep. This class offers a fun first introduction to group learning and incorporates music, playtime, and activities. For more information, please click here!



By state law, Pre-Kindergarten children must be 3- or 4-years old on or before September 1 of the year they enter school.  Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made to this policy.  All students must be toilet-trained and able to dress themselves independently.

St. Matthias School offers several Pre-K options:

  • 3 half-days (T,W,Th) 8:00 am to 11:40 am
  • 3 full-days (T,W,Th)* 8:00 am to 2:40 pm
  • 5 half-days (M-F) 8:00 am to 11:40 am
  • 5 full-day (M-F)* 8:00 am to 2:40 pm

*Wednesdays: 2:00pm dismissal due to staff meetings. After care is available.



Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year they enter school.  If your child has completed preschool but does not meet the September 1 cut off date, please contact Carmen at to discuss our early acceptance policy.

Students may register throughout the year, space permitting. If your child will be transferring into our school during the school year, a shadow day is highly recommended. Once your family has toured the school, you may arrange for a shadow day to give your child an opportunity to experience a day as a St. Matthias student before his or her first day of school.



St. Matthias School welcomes the chance to meet with incoming middle school families to determine if our IB Programme is right for your student, and how we can best assist your student once he or she transfers. Students wishing to transfer into our IB Programme may need to provide writing samples, have a personal interview with our IBMYP leadership team or other school personnel, come for a shadow day, or meet other qualifications as determined by our leadership team.



Prospective families are encouraged to complete a Prospective Family Inquiry Form and are invited to tour the school on a scheduled tour date. Families are also welcome to contact Admissions Director, Carmen White, at or 773.784.0999 for more information or to arrange a private tour.



St. Matthias School values ethnic and economic diversity and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.