In keeping with our belief statements, Saint Matthew School seeks to raise the awareness of students to the needs of others around them, in their communities, and throughout the world. This goal is achieved through the third portion of the school motto, Serving Others. The overriding service opportunity at Saint Matthew School is to our sister school in Haiti, Our Lady of Miracles. Students in all grade levels conduct a variety of initiatives on behalf of Haiti throughout the school year. Beyond these efforts, the Hope for Haiti Summer Challenge engages all students in devoting one day of volunteering to raise money for Our Lady of Miracles.
Each fall, the entire student body participates in an annual school-wide event known as Service Day. On Service Day, students spend an entire school day working on projects to minister to the needs of others, such as Special Olympics, Room in the Inn, Ronald McDonald House, Assisted Living residents and many more. Additionally, students in each grade are also avid participants in other service projects throughout the school year according to their grade level.
Through the students' many opportunities to serve, they develop a sense of awareness to the needs of others, and can truly live out the values upon which their education is based.