Mater Dei High School

Mater Dei High School Photo #1 - Mater Dei students consistently score above Indiana's overall passing rate on ISTEP+ 10 assessment. On average, our senior classes earn $12 million in scholarships each year.
Mater Dei High School Photo #2 - We believe in the core values of our Catholic tradition, respect, learning, parent and community engagement, and stewardship. Just one of the ways our students show this is through the Riley Dance Marathon for kids. We're proud to say our students consistently rank in the gold level of donations raised each year!
Mater Dei High School Photo #3 - Mater Dei is even recognized globally! Our student teams conceive, design, and build fuel-efficient cars in an attempt to get the highest gas mileage. The MD Supermileage Team has a winning tradition in the national Shell Eco-Marathon. The competition includes universities and high schools around the country, Canada and Mexico. Since 2012 the team has won first each year and
Mater Dei High School Photo #4 - Mater Dei strives to educate the whole child by blending learning with faith and by making faith an integral part of the school day. This is accomplished through prayer as a fundamental component of each day along with a focus on service to others. We pride ourselves on being a place for all students, regardless of religious affiliation, to actively
Mater Dei High School Photo #5 - Mater Dei students are strongly encouraged to become well-rounded individuals by interacting with others in nearly 60 different sports, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities. We are proud to say our students have won 21 academic and athletic state championships! Mater Dei offers a unique student government model with MaterDei-ville which is recognized by Evansville's city government as an its own
  • Mater Dei High School was constructed in 1949 on the west side of Evansville, Indiana as a Catholic, coed, high school to serve the needs of a growing community.
  • Mater Dei is one of two Catholic high schools that serve the students of Vanderburgh, Posey, and Warrick counties.
  • Mater Dei is a college prep school with approximately 95% of our students going on to college.
  • Mater Dei offers a wide array of extracurricular programs including but not limited to athletics, theater, music, speech, super mileage team, academic bowl teams, and numerous other clubs and organizations.
  • Mater Dei offers a well-rounded college prep curriculum emphasizing the natural sciences, career skills, technology, and competence in math and English.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1949

Student Body

Total Students492 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Mater Dei High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1128
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants, dress shoes, approved MD logo polo and/or fleece)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,500
Admissions DirectorJill Seiler


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingArcheryBaseball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Super Bowl Team, Euchre Club, German Club, Mater Dei Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital, Mater Dei Teen Power, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Pep Club, Robotics Club, Service Club, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Spell Bowl, Student Council, Student Publications, Supermileage Team, Teens for Life

Arts and Music Programs:
Art/Photography Club, Band, Concert Choir, Dance Cats, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Bowling, Lacrosse, Trap Shooting, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Mater Dei High School is committed to being a school of choice for all families. 
  • We strive to create an educational environment based on Gospel values, which recognizes the needs and differences in individuals and empowers students to meet the demands and challenges of a rapidly changing and morally complex world.
  • Mater Dei is built on the cornerstones of spiritual growth, academic excellence, service to others, and social development.

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My husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice to send out two children to Mater Dei. Our son graduated in 2018 and is now attending IU at the Kelley School of Business. We feel Mater Dei not only helped him excel in high school but also deepened his faith and has propelled him to succeed in his adult life. We could not be happier with our students' education and the lifelong friends we both have met through the school.
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