Saint Matthew’s Episcopal School campus will be closed for all students from Monday, March 16 until Monday, April 13, as Louisiana seeks to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.  We have been drafting a plan over the last several days in preparation of this scenario.  Spring Break has been rescheduled for the week of April 6-10.

Although our campus will be closed to students, we are taking the opportunity to change the format of instruction.  In response, Saint Matthew’s Episcopal School will begin implementing distance learning plans for Pre-K3 through 7th grade.  Our faculty will meet on Monday to create detailed plans for implementation.

Families will receive communication from your child’s teacher and/or the school with specific details pertaining to the expectations of the students.  We will use email and the Parent Alert texting system to notify you of any important information.  Please continue to check your emails from the school on a daily basis. Our goal is to keep the lines of communication open at all times.

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S. Myers McAllister Scholarship Fund

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Many have expressed a desire to honor the life and legacy of Mr. Myers McAllister in a meaningful and enduring way.  Therefore we have decided to set up a scholarship fund in his name.

Mr. “M” was excited about creating some sort of financial instrument to make this possible.  So, we hope with your help to bring his vision to fruition.   He dedicated his life to the education of children, and we hope by means of this scholarship fund, to continue his legacy by touching the lives of children in our community for generations to come.

To help us create the S. Myers McAllister Scholarship Fund, please donate cash or check payable to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.  We can also process credit cards via our St. Matthew’s Church App.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Welcome to Saint Matthew's Episcopal School


St. Matthew’s Episcopal School is an elementary school offering a complete academic curriculum with excellence in education in a nurturing Christian environment as our primary goal. St. Matthew’s Episcopal School dates back to 1947 when Mrs. Margaret Odom opened a Kindergarten. In 1970, a day school embracing Kindergarten through third grade became a reality. Thereafter, an additional class was added annually until the seventh grade level was reached. Today, St. Matthew’s Episcopal School, under the leadership of Head of School, Larke Leonard, operates an institution of learning consisting of Preschool through seventh grade.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal School occupies a unique position in its community. We serve the same diverse and vibrant Terrebonne-Lafourche community as several other private schools, yet we are a small school, rooted in traditions of Christian service and global awareness. By using a variety of instructional strategies and learning opportunities, St. Matthew’s addresses the academic, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of our students and fosters a strong sense of personal and social responsibility.

The goal of any school must be to create a learner, not only with a strong academic foundation but one who also has ethical character traits and accepts responsibility for his or her actions. St. Matthew’s actively seeks a diverse student body and welcomes children of all races and religious faiths, but we are by conviction a school of the Episcopal Church under the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. St. Matthew’s Episcopal School has a tradition of over seventy years of excellence in education.


 ~nurturing mind, heart, and soul in a Christian environment~