Core Curriculum

Reading and Language Arts

Our youngest learners develop a life-long love of reading through daily read-a-louds, library story-time and exposure to print rich classrooms. They are exposed to songs, stories, phonics and critical thinking that develops their expressive and receptive language skills, preparing them for reading independence. In the writing center, students express themselves by drawing, writing stories and letters. They develop their fine motor skills by experimenting with a variety of instruments, including playdough and foam.


Young children learn best by “doing” and in science, our students are hands-on and elbows deep as they engage in experiments that teach them to question, explore and create. From learning about plants and seeds, creatures, animal habitats, weather, nutrition and magnets, they experience the joy of discovery in very active lessons and projects.


Numbers are all around us! Our budding mathematicians soon discover patterns, sequencing and number concepts through the use of manipulative toys, puzzles, pattern materials, graphing mats, blocks, rhymes and games.

Social Studies

Students learn about their community heroes, including fire and police officers as they explore topics of safety and emergency preparedness. They also explore their family roots: where they came from with the use of maps, interviews with parents and grandparents, stories and pictures of travels, cultures and religious traditions.

A look inside your classroom

    • Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    • Charles House Playground

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.