Mater Dei School Inc

9600 Seven Locks Rd,
Bethesda, MD, 20817-0208
Tel: (301)365-2700
Mater Dei is an elementary school for boys, grades 1 through 8, conducted by Catholic laymen.
All students are required to attend religious classes.
Classes are generally limited to twenty students.
The curriculum is a reasonably fast-tracked one in which consistent effort and reading are emphasized; however character development is the school's top priority.
Subjects in grades 1 through 4 are taught by women with the exception of physical education, which is conducted by male coaches from the upper school.
Grades 5 through 8 are departmentalized with male specialists teaching most subjects.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 9

Student Body

Total Students 226 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is German School Washington Dc (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walden Montessori Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Walden Montessori Academy (0.3 miles away)
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  • Bethesda Walden Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    7730 Bradley Blvd
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
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    0.3  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Bethesda
    Harbor School    
    7701 Bradley Blvd.
    Bethesda , MD , 20817
    0.3  mi  |  120  students  |  Gr.  NS-2
  • Potomac Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Our Lady Of Mercy School
    (Roman Catholic)
    9222 Kentsdale Dr
    Potomac , MD , 20854
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  280  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Potomac
    German School Washington Dc
    Special Program Emphasis
    8617 Chateau Drive
    Potomac , MD , 20854
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.9  mi  |  538  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Potomac
    The Heights School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    10400 Seven Locks Rd
    Potomac , MD , 20854
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  459  students  |  Gr.  3-12

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