Mater Dei High School

Founded in 1950, Mater Dei is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in Santa Ana, California, nationally known for its strong sports programs. The School is an Apple Distinguished School with a 1:1 iPad program.

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Santa Ana, California
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Grades 9 - 12
August/September Intakes
Language Requirement:
TOEFL equivalent 60-80
Cost of Attendance
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Amerigo Select School
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Amerigo Signature School
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Why Study at Mater Dei High School?
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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Mater Dei has a highly-desirable location near Irvine, California. The school offers students top-tier facilities, including an aquatic center, athletic fields, a track, weight room, baseball complex and a golf practice facility.

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One of the Top Athletic Programs in the United States

Mater Dei offers one of the most reputable high school athletic programs in the United States, with 28 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports teams and 7 club sports teams. The school also has a large number of championships, including 10 national championships, 120 CIF championships and 387 Trinity League championship. The school has produced 23 Gatorade Players of the Year and has 12 Olympian alumni.

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Distinguished STEM Program

Mater Dei offers students a robust four-year STEM program. Students interested in the fields of medicine, engineering, computer programming, animal science and forensics - as well as biology, chemistry and physics - have access to tailored pathways. Through the school’s Science Department, students can customize their STEM experience towards their unique interests and needs.

Study in Irvine, California

International students can attend a top school just outside of Irvine, California, a highly-sought after location, with easy access to universities, restaurants, shopping, attractions and more.

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Irvine is home to 309,000 people.
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Easy access to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); John Wayne Airport (SNA).
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Close to top-ranked colleges and universities, including California Institute of Technology (#7), University of California - Los Angeles (#15), University of Southern California (#28), University of California - Irvine (#33) and many more.
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Santa Ana, California

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