Mater Christi School

Mater Christi School is a private Catholic school that is discovering personal greatness in pre-school (age 3) through grade 8 students of all faiths.
Located in Burlington, Vermont's hill section, the school's beautiful campus is adjacent to Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont.
Mater Christi's new Afterschool Enrichment Program accommodates working parents' schedules by providing a variety of classes, including martial arts, yoga, beginning Mandarin, and more.
The school offers a cutting-edge technology program, a state-of-the-art science laboratory, and integrated arts throughout the curriculum.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 321 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mater Christi School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
321 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade
Mater Christi School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Afterschool Enrichment Program, Mathcounts

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Mater Christi School offer?
Mater Christi School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Mater Christi School's ranking?
Mater Christi School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Mater Christi School?
The application deadline for Mater Christi School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
Sending my daughter to Mater Christi is the best decision I ever made. Mater Christi is an exemplary school that strives for excellence (not perfection)! Every morning, the students recite the school pledge and it is not words but lived in the promise to be their best. The leadership team models that pledge. The principal and assistant principal are inspiring and dedicated to serving their teachers and students, which is then reciprocated by those they serve. The teachers are actually happy and engaged. The students then strive to grow in all areas as the needs of the whole child are addressed, including academics, social-emotional skills, and spiritual development. The school is unapologetically Catholic, meaning it is truly centered on treating all with dignity and respect regardless of faith background. Mater Christi is academically rigorous with an understanding of the importance of mastering BOTH skills and content knowledge. My daughter is happy, challenged, and thriving! She no longer complains of boredom or hides under the bed when it's time to leave in the morning. We are blessed beyond measure to be a part of Mater Christi community. I recommend the school without reservations.
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Our daughter just started preschool this fall and attends the after-school program a couple of days a week. We couldn't be happier with the care and education she is getting at MCS. She is thriving in the environment. The faculty and staff are kind earnest enthusiastic and professional. The leadership team at the school inspires confidence. We are happy with the level of moral education to which our daughter is being exposed. Caring for each other and the community are not just slogans; they are supported by actions at MCS. We would entreat other parents to see if it's right for their kids. There is a real sense of community there.
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This school has been nothing short of remarkable. The education is incredible and the kids are so happy even while learning a ton and doing challenging homework. I cannot say enough about this school. The people are wonderful, the classes are challenging and the kids are happy!
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We are thrilled with the values that MCS teaches our child. The school focuses on kindness, inclusion, and all of its members are truly connected and care for each student. The Principal and Head of School knew every child's name within three days and welcome them each morning at the front doors. We are not Catholic and are very impressed and excited to be a part of this community.
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We are so impressed by and pleased with the education that our child is receiving in the middle school, and feel that this was an excellent move for him in sixth grade. The academic expectations are high, but the faculty are so dedicated, supportive and engaging, that our son feels able to rise well to the challenges that they set. We look forward to our second son starting sixth grade in the fall. I would strongly recommend this school to any parent whose child is looking for an academically rigorous yet extremely nurturing school.
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I simply cannot say how lucky we are to have found this school, not only for our son, but for our family. It is so much more than just a school but a holistic community network of amazing parents, children and staff. This is our second year at MCS and absolutely cannot be more happy with the quality of the academics and the amazing people from the PTO to the Admin. We have met the most incredible and supportive people here and they are now part of our family as we as parents go through this journey of parenting. We also love all of the Afterschool Enrichment Programs offered too like yoga, art classes, martial arts, piano and cooking classes. The school is very much involved in supporting the greater community with clothing and food drives and supporting local non-profits. For our family, this school is a perfect match as we rely and depend on each other to support and raise each others kiddos. It takes a village and this is a tremendous one!
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This school is the best school I have ever been too. The academics thereare amazing the teachers make us reach our fullest potential. The extracurricular activities are amazing the musical program teaches us about the different types of notes and melodies that we would need to learn about for music. The art program is amazing it teaches the different techniques to be able to do art.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 321 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chittenden County, VT is $11,925 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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