The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle, founded in 1961, welcomes students in preschool (age 4) through Grade 8 of all religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We are a coeducational Catholic school operating under the direction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC and serve as a parish school to St. Matthias Apostle Catholic Church in Lanham, Maryland. The school provides an integrated education program of religion and strong academics leading to the development of the whole child. The school continually evaluates and upgrades its program in order to reaffirm its direction and goals. It seeks to strengthen its role in teaching the values of the Catholic Church.
Accreditation Our school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Certificate of Merit. St. Matthias received an outstanding evaluation during our last accreditation process. The team remarked that they found a “warm friendly atmosphere throughout the school.” They were particularly impressed with the “evidence of the commitment to a Catholic education” throughout the school. They found the school to have a strong curriculum with teachers that were enthusiastic and knowledgeable in their subject areas. Overall the accreditation team stated that “the school’s purpose is clear and it is in a good position to continue moving forward.”
Community The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle is dedicated to providing a school community in which students, teachers, clergy and parishioners come together to nurture and empower its students to learn to live and grow into responsible, caring, well educated Christians.
Religion is a part of daily life at St. Matthias. Regular Mass attendance and class participation in the preparation of a school liturgy is a treasured part of the religious education program. The community strives to provide an environment in which students can be caring, respectful and responsible individuals.