Mater Dei Catholic offers an academically rigorous private boarding curriculum that includes Honors and AP courses, Dual Enrollment courses (where students can take classes for university credit through the University of San Diego) and a large array of electives. The school also offers an incredibly unique Academy of Science program, where students have the chance to gain hands-on experience through advanced STEAM coursework and internships. 

Languages Offered
  • French
  • Spanish


After graduation, Mater Dei Catholic students go on to attend top-tier universities and colleges around the country. 

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    100% of graduates attend university

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    80% of graduates are accepted to US News and World Report Top Tier Schools

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    23.2 average ACT composite score, above the national average of 20.8

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    SAT mean score of 1087 (out of 1600)

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    232 students are in the National Honor Society 

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    79% of students received an AP score of 3 or higher

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    The class of 2018's average GPA was 3.24 (out of 4.0)

Recent graduates have been accepted to:
  • Berklee College of Music 
  • Boston University 
  • Brown University 
  • California State Polytechnic University 
  • Columbia University 
  • Cornell College 
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 
  • George Washington University 
  • Los Angeles Film School 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • New York University 
  • Northwestern University 
  • Pennsylvania State University 
  • Pepperdine University 
  • Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute 
  • Rhode Island School of Design 
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
  • University of California, Berkeley 
  • University of California, Los Angeles 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • University of Notre Dame 
  • University of Pennsylvania 
  • University of San Diego 
  • University of Southern California 
  • University of Virginia 
  • Villanova University 

Academic Program Highlights

  • A Niche Grade
  • 23 AP and Honors courses
  • BYO laptop program
  • Innovative Academy of Science
  • Dual enrollment courses available
  • 1:16 faculty-to-student ratio
  • Well-equipped labs and computer classrooms 
  • Fine and performing arts center
  • Microsoft Showcase School
  • Entrepreneurship in Technology course 
  • 100% college acceptance