Mater Dei Catholic High School

  • Mater Dei Catholic High School endeavours to model the person and teachings of Jesus Christ at this campus through a holistic and nurturing educational exprience.
  • We are a Catholic faith community dedicated to working with students and their parents to provide the finest religious, moral, academic, physical, social, and, personal programs possible. Mater Dei Catholic High School`s Academy of Science was founded to provide an exemplary science learning experience in two ways.
  • First, the Academy engages students in practical and theoretical science through collaborations and partnerships with the scientific community. Second, the Academy challenges students with a rigorous academic program that encourages all students to achieve at the highest levels of excellence in preparation for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 89% of Mater Dei students who took an AP exam passed with a score of 3 or higher. (College Board Statistics 2015).

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1960
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students869 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
88%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeMater Dei Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size24 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1120
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,250
Tuition NotesScholarships & Tuition Assistance Available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,100
Admissions DirectorMr. Roy Vasquez
Admissions AssociateMs. Margarita Hernandez

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfGymnastics,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
WeightliftingWrestling,
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