From our family atmosphere, which is welcoming and homelike, toour student-centered focus on education, Mater Christi instills astrong sense of community in each of our scholars.
Strong academicsand faith formation programs support the curriculum, while positiveand productive relationships are developed among students and ourdedicated staff.
With so much going on, there are plenty ofopportunities for parental involvement.Mater Christi, formerlyknown as St. Catherine of Siena School, has a very active serviceand leadership-oriented Student Council.
We offer Accelerated Mathand Science for middle school, as well as Regents IntegratedAlgebra and Living Environment for grade 8.
Our school utilizesSmartboard technology in all core classrooms and we engage studentsin learning Spanish from Pre-K through grade 8.
Studentsfour-years-old through grade 8 can also participate in our afterschool programs.We proudly award recognition and scholarships forthe 5 C`s (courage, compassion, consideration, courtesy andcommunity).
And fun continues after the school day with programslike tennis, Mad Science, piano, band, and drama club.
Studentsalso learn outside of the classroom on field trips to places likeNature`s Classroom, Boston and Fort William Henry.
We also offer inschool assemblies like Sky Dome and Chemistry Magic.At MaterChristi an academic education founded in values and growth ofindividual gifts flourish in each student.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 241 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
241 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Mater Christi School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Mater Christi School is pleased and proud to share with you themany wonderful facets of our school community. Visitors toour school consistently remark on the warm and welcoming atmospherethat immediately greets them and continues to mark their experienceat our school. Dedication and caring are hallmarks of thefaculty and staff.In this environment, a strong academiceducation, religious foundation, and development of individualgifts flourish in each student. Sr. Margaret Mancuso, amember of the Middle States Visiting Team, wrote: "Your faith andyour community spirit come through in all you do. Classroomsare alive with learning! The integration of faith andlearning was so evident."Mater Christi School, guided by theteachings of Jesus, is dedicated to the development ofSpirituality, Community and Scholarship. We seek to enhance eachchild`s God-given gifts,so that they may use those talents forservice to God and others.

School Reviews

Excellent. 5 STAR EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENT!!!! I wish I had time to write more. The education and staff are wonderful. This is a special school. The office is extremely organized and the principal is one of the best in the region. The classrooms are controlled and efficient...A terrific learning environment. It is truly a unique and special school in every way. It's no wonder they have created a fantastic environment for children in which to grow and learn. They have produced many successful youth. I never had a complaint. My children never had a complaint. They loved the school and have great memories. This is one of the few schools that deserves a 5 star rating in every category.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 241 students
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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