Welcome to the Mater Dei High School Counseling website. Our mission is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the development of the whole person, academically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and vocationally. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, and a caring community, the school counselors support all students to become lifelong learners and leaders, committed to serving God and society with a profound sense of social justice, founded in love.

Mater Dei students are assigned to their counselor alphabetically by last name. Counselors are available to assist with academic guidance, college and career planning, and wellness counseling and referral. We provide individual meetings, family conferences, classroom lessons, student/parent workshops and more. Please see our menu of pages by topic for more information on our program and services.

The Mater Dei High School counseling office is located between the 400 and 700 wings, on the second floor above the library. The Registrar, Wellness Counselors, and International Student Director are also located in the counseling office.

We look forward to working with you! 

What can I talk to my school counselor about?

Academic Counseling  College & Career Counseling  Social, Emotional, Wellness Counseling 
  • Anxiety & stress management
  • Drop ins & scheduled appointments for any concerns, big or small! 
  • Email or call your counselor
  • We can refer to outside counseling, or our partnership with CHOC 




November 2020
  • November 11: College application workshop (in the LeVecke)
  • November 15: Many private universities Early Action deadline
  • November 10, 11, and 12th: CHOC Together4Teens Zoom events
  • November 30: UC and Cal State application deadline
  • November 18: College application workshop (in the Counseling Center)
  • November 18: CHOC Wellness Virtual Parent Night Topic: "Transition Back to School After a Trauma"
December 2020
January 2021
Testing Day: January 26th, 2021
  • Juniors: PSAT on campus (For juniors only; no need to register)
  • Sophomores: PACT remotely (For sophomores only; no need to register)
  • Seniors: Day to visit campuses in person or virtually
  • Freshmen: Day to rest and focus on self-care



You are welcome to make an appointment to see your counselor via email. In order to control crowds this year in regards with social distancing policy, we request that all students email first before stopping by. Once you arrive, you will be asked to check in on your iPad. * Of course, if there is any emergency or urgent matter, feel free to come up and we will be able to accommodate you. 



The MD school counselors are happy to meet with you (via phone call or Zoom meeting this school year). Please schedule an appointment with your student’s counselor through email. We also can respond to your questions via email. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. Thank you!


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