Our Mission

We exist to inspire and educate the hearts, minds, and souls of our students.

Mater Dei Catholic High School

Mater Dei Catholic High School is a Catholic co-educational high school in San Diego. 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, extracurricular activities, 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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Academic Excellence

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. We also offer the only dual enrollment science lab classes in the South Bay.

We are proud to provide a variety of support programs and strive to meet all of our students’ needs. The Aquinas Center for Learning supports students with documented Learning Differences, and the Language Academy was developed to provide assistance with English Language Development.

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Student Life

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 Stagecraft, Financial Literacy to Campus Ministry, and with more than 27 competitive athletic teams and 50 student-led clubs, our students have a variety of opportunities to grow emotionally, spiritually, and physically. In addition, 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 Theology courses, 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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