The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle
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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.




st-matthias-catholic-school-lanham-bowie-maryland-md-about-us-1Accreditation 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.”


st-matthias-catholic-school-lanham-bowie-maryland-md-about-us-3Community 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.







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La Academia de San Matías el Apóstol, fundado en 1961, da la bienvenida a los estudiantes en preescolar (4 años) hasta el 8º grado de todos los orígenes religiosos, raciales y étnicos. Somos una escuela católica mixta que opera bajo la dirección de la Arquidiócesis Católica Romana de Washington D.C. y servimos como escuela parroquial a la Iglesia Católica de San Matías el Apóstol en Lanham, Maryland.  La escuela proporciona un programa educativo integrado de religión y académicos solidos que conducen al desarrollo integral del niño. La escuela continuamente evalúa y actualiza su programa para reafirmar su dirección y objetivos. Busca fortalecer su papel en la enseñanza de los valores de la Iglesia Católica.


Acreditación Nuestra escuela está acreditada por la Asociación de Universidades y Escuelas de Middle State y es receptora del Certificado de Mérito del Departamento de Educación de EE.UU.   San Matías recibió una excelente evaluación durante nuestro ultimo proceso de acreditación. El equipo. El equipo comentó que encontraron una “cálida atmósfera amistosa en toda la escuela”. Estuvieron particularmente impresionados con la “evidencia del compromiso con la educación católica” en toda la escuela. Descubrieron que la escuela tiene un plan de estudios sólido con maestros entusiastas y conocedores de sus materias. En general, el equipo de acreditación afirmó que “el propósito de la escuela es claro y está en una buena posición para seguir avanzando”.


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