The Academy of
Saint Matthias the Apostle

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Books Make Great Gifts!

Our Scholastic Book Fair will begin November 7th and run through November 10th. St Matthias parishioners are invited to shop after daily Mass or stop by between 8:30am – 2:45pm. Money raised from this event enables us to purchase new books and materials for our school libraries.

St. Matthias Robotics Club

The inaugural meeting of the Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle Robotics Club was held on Thursday October 5th.  We had over 30 students join us for the clubs first meeting.  Students had an opportunity to get hands on with the Frist Lego League(FLL) robotics equipment and learn about this year’s project challenge, Hydro Dynamics.  Also, students learned all about the tenants of FLL inspiration, team work and gracious professionalism.  A special thank you go out to Let’s Go Boys and Girls for the equipment donations, Mr. Walters, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. G for being our adult volunteers.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday October 12th from 4 – 5pm.  Students should be sure to bring a composition notebook, pencil and snack.  See you next week!

robotics club

The Father Edward Albert Hughes Scholarship 2017-2018

The Father Hughes Scholarship award program is funded by the parishioners of Saint Matthias the Apostle Church to meet the needs of parish students who attend the Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle or an accredited Archdiocese of Washington Catholic High School.
Submission deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017.
To be considered for this scholarship, each family must have a Financial Aid application on file with TADS. For additional information, please contact Ms. Ann O’Hare, Director of Admissions, in the Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle Office at 301-577-9412 or

Read more about the scholarship and download an application here.

Home School Association Picnic Lunch

family picnicJoin our Academy of St. Matthias Home School Association for a Picnic Lunch this Saturday the 10th from noon until 2 PM. Meet new friends and get reacquainted with friends as our HSA holds its first informal family get together of the 2016-17 school year.

Welcome, Mrs. Patricia Schratz!

The parishioners of St. Matthias extend a warm welcome to our new school principal, Mrs. Pat Schratz, an experienced administrator who will help shape the future of the Academy through faith formation and academic excellence.

6th & 7th Grade International Cultures Activity

On Monday, June 13, the students in 6th and 7th grade participated in a math and international cultures activity- they cooked lunch! Students cut, measured, and prepared a taco meal. They did research on the country and food of cultures learning with food international culture activity

Congratulations 2016 Grads!

Saint Matthias would like to congratulate our graduates of the class of 2016. On Thursday, June 2nd, we celebrated their academic and extracurricular involvements and achievements at our awards dinner. Students were awarded academic scholarships from Bishop McNamara High School and Elizabeth Seton High School. Additionally, the Knights of Columbus and the St Matthias Home and School Association awarded scholarships to our graduates.
On Friday, June 3rd, students graduated during Mass at Saint Matthias. The celebration included a musical performance by all members of the class.

Students in the class of 2016 will go on to attend Academy of the Holy Cross, Archbishop Carroll High School, Bishop McNamara High School, DeMatha Catholic High School, Elizabeth Seton High School, Saint John’s College High School, and Saint Vincent Pallotti High School.

graduation 2016


8th graduation


Special thanks to Mr. Barahona for taking the photos. View more photos of the graduation here.

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