Mater Christi School

Tel: (518)489-3111
Grades: PK-8 | 208 students
From our family atmosphere, which is welcoming and homelike, to our student-centered focus on education, Mater Christi instills a strong sense of community in each of our scholars.
Strong academics and faith formation programs support the curriculum, while positive and productive relationships are developed among students and our dedicated staff.
With so much going on, there are plenty of opportunities for parental involvement.Mater Christi, formerly known as St. Catherine of Siena School, has a very active service and leadership-oriented Student Council.
We offer Accelerated Math and Science for middle school, as well as Regents Integrated Algebra and Living Environment for grade 8.
Our school utilizes Smartboard technology in all core classrooms and we engage students in learning Spanish from Pre-K through grade 8.
Students four-years-old through grade 8 can also participate in our after school programs.We proudly award recognition and scholarships for the 5 C’s (courage, compassion, consideration, courtesy and community).
And fun continues after the school day with programs like tennis, Mad Science, piano, band, and drama club.
Students also learn outside of the classroom on field trips to places like Nature’s Classroom, Boston and Fort William Henry.
We also offer in school assemblies like Sky Dome and Chemistry Magic.At Mater Christi an academic education founded in values and growth of individual gifts flourish in each student.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 208 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Mater Christi School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 19 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Mater Christi School is pleased and proud to share with you the many wonderful facets of our school community.  Visitors to our school consistently remark on the warm and welcoming atmosphere that immediately greets them and continues to mark their experience at our school.  Dedication and caring are hallmarks of the faculty and staff. In this environment, a strong academic education, religious foundation, and development of individual gifts flourish in each student.  Sr. Margaret Mancuso, a member of the Middle States Visiting Team, wrote: “Your faith and your community spirit come through in all you do.  Classrooms are alive with learning!  The integration of faith and learning was so evident.” Mater Christi School, guided by the teachings of Jesus, is dedicated to the development of Spirituality, Community and Scholarship. We seek to enhance each child’s God-given gifts,so that they may use those talents for service to God and others.
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