Mater Dei School

  • Mater Dei is an elementary school for boys, grades 1 through 8, conducted by Catholic laymen.
  • All students are required to attend religious classes. Classes are generally limited to twenty students.
  • The curriculum is a reasonably fast-tracked one in which consistent effort and reading are emphasized; however character development is the school's top priority.
  • Subjects in grades 1 through 4 are taught by women with the exception of physical education, which is conducted by male coaches from the upper school.
  • Grades 5 through 8 are departmentalized with male specialists teaching most subjects.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8

Student Body

Total Students222 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeMater Dei School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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