Mater Dei Academy

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Mater Dei Academy is an Ohio Department of Education STEM designated school.
Committed to Christ-Centered education, Mater Dei Academy strives for the total intellectual, moral, social and physical growth of each child; who assisted by parents and teachers, lives out the gospel values of Jesus through worship, use of talents, and service.
The school guides the students to become responsible and loving Catholics.
The philosophy of Mater Dei Academy is rooted in the conviction that Catholic Schools realize the threefold purpose of Christian education: to teach doctrine, to build community, to serve.
In preparing youth for life in our modern, ever-changing society, both parents and teachers must give them more than human and material values.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 273 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences; offer JP Scholarships for those who qualify
Year Founded
2010

Student Body

Total Students
273 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Mater Dei Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
21 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform skirts; khaki pants, polo shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion is available for those who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
90%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Arts and Crafts, Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama productions

Recreational Athletic Programs:
CYO Sports

School Notes

  • Committed to Christ-Centered education, Mater Dei Academy strives for the total intellectual, moral, social and physical growth of each child; who assisted by parents and teachers, lives out the gospel values of Jesus through worship, use of talents, and service.
  • The school guides the students to become responsible and loving Catholics.
  • The philosophy of Mater Dei Academy is rooted in the conviction that Catholic Schools realize the threefold purpose of Christian education to teach doctrine, to build community, to serve.
  • Mater Dei Academy exists for the total intellectual, moral, social and physical development of the child.
  • Catholic education is intended to make ones faith become living conscious and active, through the light of instruction.
  • In preparing youth for life in our modern, ever-changing society, both parents and teachers must give them more than human and material values.
  • By their lives, as much as by their instruction, parents and teachers strive to bear witness to the "Good News of Christ.".
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mater Dei Academy cost?
Mater Dei Academy's tuition is approximately $5,200 for private students.
What schools are Mater Dei Academy often compared to?
Mater Dei Academyis often viewed alongside schools like All Saints by visitors of our site.
What sports does Mater Dei Academy offer?
Mater Dei Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Mater Dei Academy?
The application deadline for Mater Dei Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
This school prepared me so well for high school, especially in math. I took Algebra 1 my 8th-grade year and tested into a combined class of Geometry and Algebra 2 at one of the best high schools in the area. The teachers are fantastic and really care about your growth. The teachers at Mater Dei are better than in high school and that is a rare occurrence. I couldn't have asked for a better elementary and middle school experience.
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5  
I have 3 kids attendings MDA. My children have all enjoyed an excellent education. The teachers are easy to work with and the parents are actively involved in the school including PTU and Boosters. My oldest takes 9th-grade level courses and has established a strong core in math achievement, reading/comprehension, and quantitative math that has allowed her to score exceptionally well on the OLSAT, HSPT, and ISEE tests for local Catholic High Schools. The school prepares you well for the next level.
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5  
Mater Dei Academy is a school like no other. My children are welcomed and challenged in their classes each and every day. The teachers work very hard to meet the student's individual needs. Students are offered activities to be a part of both in and out of the classroom.
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5  
I currently have three children at Mater Dei. I am happy with their experience. All three score above average on their state tests. They have grown and are growing into disciplined, caring, and smart children. Mater Dei has supported my values as a parent and focused on what`s really important for children growing up today. The principal has been really responsive when I`ve had to reach out with any questions or concerns. My children look forward to going to school every day, and that says a lot to me. They are happy, and thriving in this school.
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5  
We could not be happier with the solid Catholic education that our children receive at Mater Dei. The positive influence that the teachers and staff have on our children reassures us that we made the correct decision to send them here.
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5  
We transferred our two children to Mater Dei Academy (MDA) three years ago because we wanted them to have a more challenging curriculum and to be able to learn in a calm, quiet environment. The parents and students at MDA were very welcoming to our family. I am glad we made the change because our children learning more and the environment is much more orderly than what they were experiencing at their former school. I am very impressed with the quality of teachers at Mater Dei Academy. For example, one teacher contacted me to let me know she noticed a change in my child's behavior from being an active participant in class to quiet and disconnected, and she took steps to help him. If she had not contacted me, I would not have known about the issue. Another teacher tutored my child after school without even being asked to do so. Another teacher has inspired my child to push herself beyond her comfort zone and try new things. I could go on and on about the wonderful teachers at MDA. I also appreciate that all levels of learners are supported at MDA since the school has several different types of aides to give extra assistance to students and they also offer advanced language arts and math to students who are learning above their grade level.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 273 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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