Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Mater Dei High School, a co-educational college preparatory Diocesan Catholic high school, provides a holistic Catholic education, which serves a diverse community of students and recognizes each individual as a gift from God.  Working with the parents/guardians, who are primary educators of their children, the school is dedicated to the development of the whole person: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, moral, and creative.  It is the goal of Mater Dei High School to graduate students who become leaders, committed to serving God and society with a profound sense of social justice, founded in love.


Mater Dei High School, a co-educational college preparatory Diocesan Catholic high school, is dedicated to the mission of Catholic education as envisioned in church documents and teachings.  In particular, the school is committed to the guidelines established for Catholic education in the document To Teach as Jesus Did.  We recognize parents/guardians as primary educators of their children. Together, we strive to develop faithful, responsible citizens grounded in gospel values and virtues who are and will continue to be productive members of church and society.

The highly qualified and dedicated administration, faculty, and staff support the students as they strive for excellence in a college preparatory curriculum which incorporates faith, academics, technology, and skills necessary for life-long learning. These concepts are the embodiment of the Integrated Student Outcomes, which students learn, understand, and demonstrate by the time they graduate from school.

Mater Dei’s mission and purpose is the development of the whole person: spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, morally, and creatively, while at the same time recognizing the rich diversity of all students.  The school supports and challenges students to develop their full potential within a Catholic educational community.  Through academics, service to others, leadership opportunities, and extensive co-curricular programs, we celebrate the God-given talents of students who attend Mater Dei High School.


Revised 2014