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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
Banner Private Catholic Education

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.

Learn More

Testimonials

Testimonials

Aaliyah Balagtas Aaliyah Balagtas Class of 2020 Aaliyah Balagtas ’20 was the Valedictorian in 2020! As a first-generation Filipino American woman, she didn’t leave any opportunity on the table while attending Mater Dei Catholic High School. Her zeal to serve in many... READ MORE Eric Trus Eric Trus Class of 2020 Eric Trus ’20 stepped into a newly created role as the Mater Dei historian and captured the Crusader experience over his four years in quite an amazing way. His passion for helping people and making... READ MORE Diane Zoura Diane Zoura Class of 2009 Diane Zoura ’09 is an interior designer and 5th generation graduate of Marian/Mater Dei who attended the New School of Architecture and Design. She returned to Mater Dei three years ago to use her gifts... READ MORE

College Bound

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.

Learn More

Latest Communications Updates

Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter It is hard to believe that in just a few short days we will complete the most challenging year in the history of education. As I reflect on the last 15 months, I am in... READ ARTICLE June 1, 2021 Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter As we start coming towards the end of the school year, I want to thank everyone for your continued support. Please remember that we still have a week of classes and final exams, so we... READ ARTICLE May 24, 2021 Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter Congratulations to all of our students who were recognized last week during our Virtual Crusaders Awards Ceremony. I would also like to congratulate our seniors for their college and university acceptances. The Class of 2021... READ ARTICLE May 17, 2021 Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter This week, we have some really wonderful celebratory events coming up. First, thank you to everyone who joined in this morning for our Grandparent’s Day Rosary, hosted by our Parents in Prayer group. Wednesday, we... READ ARTICLE May 10, 2021 Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter Today marks the first day in over a year that all of our students from our high school and elementary school have the option to be on campus at the same time. It is great... READ ARTICLE May 3, 2021

Calendar

Today

Latest Past Events