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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 2023


SMCA Alumni





 Classroom photo of students holding up certificates, celebrating their achievements at St. Matthias Catholic Academy.

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.

Teacher assisting a young student with Hydroponics Lab work, emphasizing individual attention in environmental and biology education

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.

Students participating in a church service, showing the integration of faith in the school's activities.

Special Programs & Extracurricular Activities

A variety of enrichment activities and programs are offered throughout the school year and across the grade levels.  These include band, piano, scouting, sports, and clubs for all ages.




St. Matthias

Catholic Academy

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58-25 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, New York 11385

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

Rev. Dariusz Blicharz


Mr. Gregory Haufe

Academy Board Chairperson

Mrs. Keri Ann Wade Donohue


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

School Office Phone Number:
(718) 381-8003 

Home and School Association Office

Phone Number: (718) 381-8003

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