The Catholic academies and parish schools within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn welcome students of all backgrounds to share in the Catholic education experience. As parents of children who attend the Catholic academies and parish schools, we encourage you to share in our Faith community. In accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Faith, the Catholic academies and parish schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn admit students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin. The s Catholic academies and parish schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in admission, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

RE-REGISTRATION (current families)


Students are officially enrolled for the upcoming school year when the following obligations are met:

  • Prior year’s tuition balance is cleared

  • Bridge The Gap donation for the current school 

  • “Helping Hands” hours are completed or paid for.

  • Registration fee payment

  • Annual Contract / Agreement is signed for the next school year.



Registration for new families are held Tuesday through Thursday from 1:45pm – 3:00 pm. Your child must be present at registration. Please call school office to schedule an appointment.

Open House Dates and Times. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there are no Open House scheduled at this time.

Documents Required:


Nursery through 8th grade

  • Birth Certificate (original or notarized copy)

  • Immunization Record

  • Most Recent Physical Exam

  • Baptismal Certificate (original) if Catholic


First grade through 8th grade

  • Most recent report card

  • Copy of standardized tests (Grades 4-8)

  • Copy of NYS test results (Grades 5-8)

  • Current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) if applicable




  • Nursery - Students entering must be 3 years old by December 31st and toilet trained.


All accepted students transferring to St. Matthias Catholic Academy have a probationary acceptance period of the first trimester. Evidence of academic and social progress is required.


Registration Fees 

A non-refundable registration fee is due on the date of registration. Registration fees are as follows:

  • $200.00 per family – a family with child(ren) enrolled in Nursery / Pre-Kindergarten only

  • $250.00 per family – a family with child(ren) enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade

  • $350.00 per family – a family with children enrolled in Nursery / Pre-K and Kindergarten through 8th grade


Tuition 2021/2022 Rates




Fund Raisers

All families must participate in four (listed below) mandatory fundraisers. Please refer to the Financial Policy for further details.

  1. Candy Sale

  2. “Helping Hands” (Mandated Service Hours) 

  3. Bridge the Gap 

  4. Boosters



Financial Assistance


Financial aid is available through Futures in Education for students enrolled in grades K-8, who attend a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic School or Academy. Families must meet financial eligibility requirements and be registered for the 2020/2021 school year to be considered.


There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card.


To apply and learn more about Futures in Education scholarship programs, please visit  





St. Matthias Catholic Academy is a diverse, child-centered Catholic elementary school that proudly serves the Ridgewood/Glendale community. As such, we continually strive to open our doors to all families in our community who desire a safe and vigorous learning environment for their children. 


In order to reach as many families as possible, we are pleased to offer an incentive – in the form of tuition discounts – to those families who refer another family to St. Matthias Catholic Academy.




The tuition credit will only be recognized, once the finders complete the Tuition Incentive Referral Form, which the family being referred must sign in order to acknowledge the referral. The new family must remain in St. Matthias Catholic Academy through the full 2020-2021 school year.





Additional program details:

  • No tuition credit will be awarded for new students prior to the 2020-2021 school year.

  • New students must be from different households than the finders.

  • For a credit to be paid, the incoming student must be in good standing academically, behaviorally, and financially at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Only one referring student family may receive tuition credit for a new student / family. Multiple families/students cannot “jointly” refer a new student / family.

  • Credit will be applied to the tuition bill for the last 5 payments owed of the 2020/2021 school year.

  • Credit will be given to a finder for a specific student only once upon a new student’s original enrollment and first year of attendance at St. Matthias Catholic Academy. Recurring registration for additional school years will not be eligible for tuition credit.

  • This policy will be reviewed annually by St. Matthias Catholic Academy leadership in conjunction with the Finance Council, which will have the final decision in unique cases.