Award Year: 2017

Saint Matthew School

533 Sneed Road W
Franklin, TN, 37069-9003

(615) 662-4044

Mr. Tim Forbes, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Nashville

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Educating children as we pass on the tradition and teachings of the Catholic faith.

Student Demographics
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Seeking, Modeling and Serving with joyful hearts.

Seeking, Modeling and Serving with joyful hearts.

Saint Matthew School is a diocesan, Catholic elementary school located in Franklin, TN. The school opened in 2001 with the mission of educating students while passing on the traditions and teachings of the Catholic faith. This goal is accomplished through the motto of the school: Seeking Knowledge, Modeling Christ, and Serving Others. These three simple words, Seeking, Modeling, and Serving, are the guiding force behind every aspect of daily life at the school. In living the motto, Saint Matthew School desires to give each student the opportunity to cultivate the gifts they have been given, the opportunity to discover new gifts to better serve their faith and community, and the opportunity to become the best version of themselves they can be.

To each student and family, the school makes three promises. First, that each child will be loved. The care given to each student is grounded in the teaching that each child is made in the Divine Image. Second, the school promises to surround each student with the absolute best resources that can be provided. From its outstanding educators, to its rigorous curriculum, beautiful classrooms, and leading-edge technology, Saint Matthew offers a quality educational experience. Finally, the school promises to cultivate a sense of community among the school's families. The school makes a deliberate effort to create an atmosphere of caring, kindness, and support among students, parents, teachers, and the at-large community. In this positive and loving environment, all work together to offer the best in Catholic education.