The past century at St. Matthias Catholic Academy.has been rich with a tradition of academic excellence, faith formation, and service to our community that has been nurtured by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. We continue our commitment to serve the families of our community, working together to help develop the minds, and imaginations of all our students.

Today, St. Matthias Catholic Academy continues its mission to provide an academically challenging environment to students from Nursery through 8th Grade. Our more than 9000 graduates are a testimony to the school’s success and commitment to academic excellence.



Year Established


HS Scholarships

Awarded in 2020


SMCA Alumni






We Believe, We Serve

Christ is at the center of all we do at SMCA.  Whether we’re studying, playing, or praying; our words and actions reflect our Catholic Identity.  Service projects are ongoing.


Hydroponics Lab

We’re growing green and studying sustainable, urban farming in our STEAM lab.  By growing vegetables, we study age appropriate lessons for all grade levels across the science curriculum.


Accelerated Math Program – Algebra I

Students in grades 7 and 8 are participating in our Algebra Program as an enrichment to their general math classes.  Held after school, classes prepare students for the rigors of high school math.




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St. Matthias

Catholic Academy

58-25 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, New York 11385

Tel: (718) 381-8003
Fax: (718) 381-3519

Most Rev. Neil Tiedemann


Mr. John Pettei,

Academy Board Chairperson

Mr. Neil Gering


School Office Hours:
Monday - Friday - 7:00 AM - 3:15 PM

School Office Phone Number:
(718) 381-8003 or (718) 381-8004

Home and School Association Office

Phone Number: (718) 381-8003