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 Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 1-8|
|Total Students||223 students|
|Student Body Type||All-boys|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 33%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||20 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- GaithersburgGrades: K-12 | 207 students
200 W. Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
- BethesdaGrades: PK-12 | 286 students
4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
- BethesdaGrades: PK-12 | 1101 students
5100 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
- BethesdaGrades: PK-8 | 172 students
6900 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
- BethesdaGrades: 3-12 | 685 students
6101 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
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