Mater Dei High School

1202 W Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92707-0927
     Tel: (714)850-9500
Grades: 9 - 12 | 2049 students
The students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni of Mater Dei High School are proud of its traditions of Honor, Glory, and Love.
A school built by faith, dedication, and help from the families and community around us, Mater Dei is a thriving commitment to Catholic education in the heart of Orange County.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1950

Student Body

Total Students 2049 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 58%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Mater Dei High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 134 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 27 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art 2D & 3D Design, AP Art History, AP Art: Drawing, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Lit & Comp, AP European History, AP French Lang, AP Latin Literature, AP Physics B, AP Spanish Lang & Literature, AP US Gov't and Politics, AP US History, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 22 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,950
% on Financial Aid 30%
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mr. Greg Dhuyvetter
Admissions Associate Mrs. Lisa Rosales


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDrill Team,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 48 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. American Cancer Society, Amnesty International, Anime Club, Asian American Club, Aztlan-Latino Heritage, Biking and Cycling Club, Bowling Club, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Chess/Strategy Club, Computer Club, Debate & Forensics, Disc Club/Vinyl Appreciation Club, Drama Club, E.A.R.T.H. Club (Environmental Club), Fashion Club, Film Club, Fishing Club, Future USCholars, Habitat For Humanity, Hockey Club, Home Economics Club, Interact Club, International Club, Junior States of America (JSA), Kaleidoscope, Key Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Make a Wish Club, Martial Arts Club, Model United Nations (MUN), Monarch Ministry, National Art Honor Society (NAHS), National Honor Society (NHS), Pacific Islander Club, Photography Club, Red Cross Club, Renaissance, Rock Musician Club, SADD, Sailing Club, Scarlet Ambassadors, Science Club, Snowboarding Club, String Club, Surf Club, Table Tennis Club, Young Black Scholars Anime Club, Bowling Club, Computer Club, Drama Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, Fishing Club, Hockey Club, Interact Club, Kaleidoscope, Key Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Red Cross Club, Renaissance, SADD, Sailing Club, Science Club, String Club, Surf Club, American Cancer Society,
Amnesty International,
Asian American Club,
Aztlan-Latino Heritage,
Biking and Cycling Club,
California Scholarship Federation (CSF),
Chess/Strategy Club,
Debate & Forensics,
Disc Club/Vinyl Appreciation Club,
E.A.R.T.H. Club (Environmental Club),
Future USCholars,
Habitat For Humanity,
Home Economics Club,
International Club,
Junior States of America (JSA),
Make a Wish Club,
Martial Arts Club,
Model United Nations (MUN),
Monarch Ministry,
National Art Honor Society (NAHS),
National Honor Society (NHS),
Pacific Islander Club,
Photography Club,
Rock Musician Club,
Scarlet Ambassadors,
Snowboarding Club,
Table Tennis Club,
Young Black Scholars,

School Notes:

  • Current enrollment: approx. 2,300 students; largest non-public school west of Chicago
  • Culturally diverse: 53% Caucasian; 22% Latino; 14% Asian/Pacific Islander; 3% African American; 9% Other
  • Religiously diverse: 83% Catholic; 17% represent a variety of other faiths
  • 99% continue on to college; 88% qualify for a four-year college
  • Members of the Class of 2007 were accepted to many top schools
  • Students live in every city in Orange County; some commute from Riverside and Los Angeles counties
  • 60% of student body attended Catholic elementary school; 18% attended private school
  • The Muth Family Learning Center serves the 5% of our students who have diagnosed special learning needs
  • Teachers and peer tutors are available before and after school for tutoring
  • 70% of student body are registered members of 50 school clubs
  • 44% participate in athletics
  • 44% participate in fine and performing arts
  • More than 80% of the student body participates in at least one co-curricular or extra-curricular program
  • Up to 30% receive $750,000 annually in need-based tuition assistance
  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and NCEA
  • Teaching faculty are credentialed; over 40% have advanced degrees
  • 35% of the professional staff coach, moderate or direct extracurricular programs
  • 14 AP and 17 Honors classes; 40% enrolled in AP or Honors classes
  • Class of 2006: 1 National Merit Finalist
  • MediaLink, an integrated digital multi-media system, is in classrooms; and all teachers use laptops
  • Our Guidance & Counseling Center is supported by 6 academic counselors, and 5 personal counselors; the center includes the College & Career Resource Counselor and center
  • Edline serves as a homework tool and communication device between teachers and parents. All teachers have published emails
  • Schoolwide, mandatory, random drug-testing program fosters a safe, drug-free environment
  • Students are required to wear uniforms supplied by Vicki Marsha Uniforms, Inc.
  • Closed campus; 24 hour security
  • 19 sports are offered; all field varsity and lower level teams
  • Since 1990: 35 CIF, 4 state, and 19 national championships
  • 100% of student body complete at least 80 hours of community service prior to graduation
  • Class of 2007 completed nearly 90,000+ volunteer hours at hundreds of organizations
  • Over 400 involved in liturgies and prayer services throughout the year
  • Over 400 participate annually in retreats
  • Over 600 participate annually in on-campus Special Games Outreach
  • Monarch Ministry, a service group, promotes faith-filled student leadership
  • Service Awards: Disneyland Community Service Award for Youth
  • Lions Share allows students to prepare over 400 meals weekly for the homeless
  • Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Olive Crest Academy (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Westport School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Westport School (0.9 miles away)
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