Benita Griffin To Lead Lower School
We are proud to welcome Benita Griffin to the St. Matthew’s community as its next Lower School Director. Benita comes to St. Matthew’s from PS1 Pluralistic School in Santa Monica where she served as Teaching and Learning Coordinator, a senior administrative position. Before that, Benita was Head of Lower School at Derby Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts. She is a master teacher with experience teaching classrooms from First through Fifth Grade. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Hunter College in New York and a Master’s degree in elementary education from University of Massachusetts in Boston. We look forward to Benita’s commitment to educational excellence in Lower School education inspiring the learning and teaching of our students and faculty.
New Leadership at St. Matthew’s
On July 1, Julie Galles joined the St. Matthew’s community as its Head of School. Julie comes to St. Matthew’s from seven years as Assistant Head of School at The San Francisco School, a PS-8 school of 280 students. Before that, Julie held various administrative positions and taught Middle School science at Marin Country Day School and Harvard Westlake School. She holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Stanford in Biology and Education, respectively. The St. Matthew’s community is delighted to welcome Julie as its new leader to build on the strength of the School’s foundation and lead us into the future.
Welcome Peninsula Bridge Students!
St. Matthew’s is pleased to be hosting the Peninsula Bridge Program
for the seventh consecutive year. This five-week program (June 22 through July 24) offers an intensive academic and enrichment experience for students from low-income school districts on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Peninsula Bridge faculty and teaching assistants draw from our own teaching faculty and St Matthew’s alumni. In the years that Bridge has been at St. Matthew’s, there have been nineteen St. Matthew’s alumni who have served as teaching assistants. For a visit to see the program in action, please contact site director Dawn Carleton
Preschool to Grade 2 - Now Accepting Applications For Fall 2015
The Early Childhood Center is designed to provide young children with a warm school experience that connects them with one another and with nature, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms and outdoor play spaces to inspire their imagination. Morning class schedules for preschool and Pre-Kindergarten offer an experiential, play-based program to nourish inquisitive minds and develop the academic growth of young children. Classroom gardens and a spacious playground bring learning outdoors, and expansive windows bring our beautiful natural setting into the classroom. The Early Childhood Center at Charles House was built with the needs of early childhood in mind. Take advantage of enrollment opportunities for Fall 2015.
Grades Kindergarten to Second are located on the main campus at the corner of Baldwin Avenue and El Camino.
Contact the Director of Admission, ELLEN WILLIAMSON (650-342-5436 Ext.728) to learn more about educational opportunities at St. Matthew's at all grade levels.