Grades K-4


Physical Education

A healthy, active child is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. Our PE program provides instruction and reinforces positive student social interactions, general gross motor skill development, and sport-specific skill building. Games and lessons are adjusted to the appropriate developmental level of the children at each grade.

World Language

Students develop a foundational level of language through stories, songs, games, role-play, repetition, and art projects. As a result, students acquire the vocabulary and context for real language use—not just memorization of vocabulary.

Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers: For native speakers, we provide an evaluation of each of their individual needs so that curriculum is centered on instructional goals focusing on grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary development, speaking and culture. Many students are partially bilingual and there is a range in their language skills. Native/heritage students will develop strategic Spanish reading skills, while investigating short stories and poetry. Students will produce writing in various formats and genres including well-developed sentences, paragraphs, literary responses, and short stories, while continuing to develop skills in the correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.


As students grow as readers, they are introduced to a variety of topics, including story creation, dictionaries and thesauruses, poetry and creating fables. Our librarian collaborates with classroom teachers and works to build a high-interest collection that will develop life-long readers and users of the library.


In the classroom, students learn foundational religious concepts and Bible stories in ways that foster personal reflection and respect for religious diversity. Through the Montessori-based “Godly Play” curriculum, students are exposed to symbolism and grow in their ability to think abstractly as they connect sacred stories to their personal lives. The curriculum is supplemented with readings from a range of storybooks and developmentally appropriate children’s Bibles, as well as sacred stories from the world religions.

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    • Music Classroom

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

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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.