Flathead Association for Catholic Education

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the rewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

—Romans 12:2


St. Matthew’s Catholic School has a 100+ year tradition of providing a quality education to our students. The mission of St. Matthew’s is to provide an education of academic excellence, a love for learning and spiritual development, while fostering strong Catholic values. We really could not do what we do without the efforts and support of our school family.

Our parent community continues to make the sacrifices necessary to help provide a quality Catholic education at our school for their children but they also do much more via volunteering, financial support for our fundraising activities, and through their prayers for our students, faculty, and administration.

Our Faculty and Administration continually strive to move our school forward in all areas whether academic, extra-curricular, or in our school communities Catholic identity. Providing each student with a solid educational and spiritual foundation is of utmost importance to help them achieve their goals and dreams.

We have many supporters who fully understand the important role we play in the Flathead Valley community and want to help us continue that 100+ year tradition for years to come. These benefactors attend our yearly auction, contribute financially to our school, help with scholarships, and offer great insight and expertise to our school.


St. Matthew's School Logo

Gifts to Flathead Association for Catholic Education (F.A.C.E.), are an essential component of the ongoing success of our school. Donating to F.A.C.E. offers the opportunity to have a positive impact of St. Matthew’s students today. When you donate to F.A.C.E., the principal remains intact and only the proceeds go to funding St. Matthew’s School.

Being a supporter to the “Make a Saint” scholarship is essentially helping to sponsor a child in their financial needs so that they are able to attend Catholic school.

Scrip - Gift Card Fundraising

The simple concept: St. Matthew’s purchases gift cards, or Scrip, from popular retailers at a discount. Parents and parishioners then buy the gift cards from the school at face value. The money raised helps to offset tuition costs for students and to raise money for our school.

Local Participating Businesses

The following businesses participate in script. These gift cards can only be purchased at the parish office.

Online Participating Businesses

If you forget to purchase a gift card at the office, you can still participate through your mobile device. Download the RaiseRight App onto your phone and shop anytime, anywhere.


  • Once you have the app, click “Register
  • St. Matthew’s Enrollment code is: 99CL116A1487
  • To set up you account, in the “Who are you Fundraising for” section, put the child’s name, or the last name of the family you would like the profit to go towards.
  • When purchasing, please keep a look out for “physical cards” and do not purchase unless you are shipping to your house. If they shipped to our office, they will not come in a timely manner. RaiseRight waits until the parish also puts in an order and then they ship with our order.
  • You can also send these instructions to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Below are a few of the retailers. Download the app to see all the participating stores.

Albertson's LogoAmazon LogoHome Depot LogoJoAnn's LogoLowe's LogoTarget Logo

Does Scrip Make a Difference?

For the year 2021/22, one family saved $3,467 dollars on this upcoming school year’s tuition!! Two other families saved $2,300 and $1,686 off their tuition!

This just shows that it is rewarding to plan ahead and get your Scrip before you purchase!

Ways to Give

Donate Online

When you click on the “Donate” button below, it will open a new tab to St. Matthew's School's PayPal webpage.


Checks should be made payable to St. Matthew’s Catholic School and mailed to:

St. Matthew’s Catholic School
602 S. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901