A path of inquiry

Since 1953, Episcopal Day has educated students to begin with inquiry. Taught to question, our students learn through reason. This tenet of an Episcopal education prepares our students for education in and beyond all school walls.

This is an open community. One that finds a diversity of backgrounds and cultures a fitting way to enhance our children's lives, education, and experiences. Our dedication to Service Learning in our community allows our students to recognize the importance of responsibility that comes with leading. This gained perspective shows that respect and service to others are essential elements of the world that will ultimately be theirs.

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Episcopal Day advantage

Pre-K Through 8th Grade

While young children benefit from the mentoring of older students, the older children enjoy opportunities for leadership and responsibility. The connections that develop among students in a pre-kindergarten-to-eighth-grade environment build confidence and allow children to be themselves and take risks in a safe space.

The Value of Community

We instill in students the social and emotional skills for effectiveness in school and in life. Our Responsive Classroom approach ensures consistency across grades and classrooms. School Families and cross-grade student buddies help build relationships across grade levels. These skills powerfully enhance learning.

A Spiritual Foundation

As an Episcopal school, we support the spiritual lives of children in an open and inclusive context. Students begin the day in a welcoming chapel service that builds community and teaches quiet reflection.

Outreach to Others

Through a robust Service Learning program, children experience the value of giving back. Our curriculum and service opportunities reinforce one another, leading to deeper reflection. Students engage in service to local, regional, and global communities, connecting them to a purpose larger than themselves.

Leadership by example

The legacy of an Episcopal Day education is seen in our graduates: academic skills, self-knowledge, and enduring values – and the confidence to put them to use. We are living our mission every day.




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Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew

16 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew

1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

Make this your day.

Episcopal Day admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin color, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.