New Principal Appointed to Lead St. Matthias School (SMS) in Somerset, NJ

Mrs. Mary C. Lynch has been appointed the new Principal at St. Matthias School (SMS), a Pre-K3 through 8th grade school in Somerset, NJ. Her term will begin July 1, 2021.

Mrs. Lynch has 20 years teaching experience and has been here at St. Matthias for three years. She holds an Undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Scranton and a Master’s in Education from Georgian Court University. She is presently working on her Supervisory Certification at St. Peter’s University.

According to Fr. Abraham Orapankal, Pastor of St. Matthias, “Mrs. Lynch brings an enthusiasm and a commitment to Catholic education, as well as a deep love for St. Matthias School that is obvious from just a brief encounter with her. She begins this next chapter of her life here at St. Matthias with great passion and commitment to the task ahead.”

The appointment announcement was met with much joy. Mrs. Lynch responded, “It is truly an honor for me to accept this position and lead this amazing school into the future.”

St. Matthias School has been operating in-person, full-time, five days/week throughout this pandemic year. The school is in the process of installing brand new, state-of-the-art Promethean Interactive Display Boards in every grade, thanks to generous donations from the community. The school also offers 1-to-1 Chromebooks for its students, starting in Kindergarten.

The school is currently accepting registration applications from new students from Pre-K3 through 8th grade. To learn more, visit the “Admissions” tab at Tuition assistance information is also available under the Admissions tab. The school also offers “Before Care” and “After Care” programs that wrap around the school day. St. Matthias School is located at 170 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in Somerset.

St. Matthias School, in partnership with the Catholic Community of Saint Matthias and the school families, provides an educational foundation that celebrates diversity, and nurtures students to develop moral values and life skills. The School strives to engage each student spiritually and academically in a Christ-centered environment, to prepare them to live as disciples and citizens. As a result, 99% of SMS graduates attend college.  Click here for a quick tour of St. Matthias School.