Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego

Mater Dei Catholic High School is a Catholic co-educational high school, and the second largest private school in San Diego. Founded in 1960 in Imperial Beach, and relocated on a safe and beautiful 48-acre campus in Chula Vista, San Diego, Mater Dei is committed to creating well-rounded, faith-filled leaders. We provide an exceptional Catholic education enriched with opportunities for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), athletics and spiritual development. Mater Dei Catholic High School is known as “The Place to Be” because we offer something for everyone.

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Mater Dei Catholic San Diego
Mater Dei Catholic San Diego

Academics

Our academic program is designed to advance every student’s learning, whether they need a little extra support, or want to get ahead by taking dual enrollment and AP courses. Our esteemed Academy of Science offers a work-based learning program for those interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). In 2019, we placed over 140 students in internships across San Diego. The Aquinas Center for Learning supports students with documented Learning Differences, and the Language Academy was developed to provide assistance with English Language Development. Our students explore their interests in a dynamic academic environment while growing within a supportive, nurturing community.

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Life in Catholic High School

With modern facilities dedicated to athletics, arts, theater, and spiritual development, Mater Dei has a commitment to creating well-rounded individuals, as well as excellent students. From Studio Art to Guitar, Financial Literacy to Campus Ministry, and with more than 20 competitive athletic teams and 30 student-led clubs, our students have a variety of ways to grow emotionally, spiritually, and physically. In addition, with the goal of humanizing education, we have a strong focus on service and social justice and are dedicated to creating a culture of giving on and off campus.

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Faith & Service

As a Catholic High School, Mater Dei is committed to educating the hearts, minds, and souls of our students. It is our focus to integrate faith into all aspects of our learning community. We begin each day with morning prayer to become more mindful of Christ’s presence throughout each day. It is our hope that as each student progresses through their semester Theology course, they come to grow in their relationship with Christ and understand the importance of living their Christian faith and growing in virtue. We share in the sacraments of Mass and Reconciliation, offer class retreats, spiritual direction, and a host of opportunities to put our faith into action through service opportunities.

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