St. Matthias School

4910 N. Claremont Ave.Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-784-0999 ext 1004Email: nicole.skokna@stmatthiasschool.orgWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

St. Matthias School is a Catholic elementary school (PK-8th Grade) committed to welcoming everyone and to creating a love of lifelong learning in our students. As the only wall-to-wall Catholic International Baccalaureate (IB) elementary school in Illinois, we are dedicated to developing faith-centered, service-oriented, compassionate global citizens through a program of differentiated, interdisciplinary, and rigorous inquiry. 

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

Business Review

"I am confident in not just the academic education that my kids get at St. Matthias, but in the community and faith components as well. The staff and other parents here are all clearly invested in the students and community, so my kids not only are achieving academically, but they are happy there as well!" 

"For us, the IB curriculum is very important. We've watched our daughters develop characteristics explored in this curriculum-- being open-minded, responsible, creative, self-aware-- among many others. It pairs beautifully with the spiritual growth and strong sense of community that a Catholic education provides. Our main goal as parents is to give our children the tools they need to become grounded, well-rounded adults, and we believe St. Matthias is helping us achieve this goal. Not to mention how impressed we've been with the dedication and individual attention the teachers and staff offer to each child" 

"Great staff. Active parents and really good kids. Solid neighborhood and community." 

"We have been at SMS for about 7 years and couldn't be happier. The dedication of everyone at the school is unmatched. The IB model is preparing our kids to be strong and engaged learners who think outside of the box. We really appreciate the community and diversity at the school, but above all are most impressed by the education our kids receive on a daily basis. The small class sizes and dedicated teachers allow each child to work to achieve their best - whether they be more advanced and needing to be challenged or if they need a little bit more help to reach their goals. We couldn't imagine our kids going to school anywhere else!"