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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A
Mater Dei Catholic High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Chula Vista, CA. It has 702 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. After graduation, 70% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About Mater Dei Catholic High School...
Address
1615 Mater Dei Dr
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Telephone
(619) 423-2121

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Mater Dei Catholic High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
98 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Football games
    19%
  • Walk-a-thon
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Culture Night
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Lunch
    8%
  • Track Meets
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
702
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$66,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Median Home Value
$402,000
National
$184,700
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Mater Dei Catholic High School Reviews

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The years I spent at Mater Dei was the most transforming years of my life. Besides that the academic curriculum always perseveres to be above state standards and has a beautiful facility and a lot of resources, the best thing the school has to offer is the theological classes. Even if you are not Catholic, as I am, the religion classes are quite interesting, well-documented, holistic, open, and tolerant. They do not respond and teach you simple answers, you get to analyze the crude and sometimes cold reality, but then, they guide you to see and find the light to find a way to amend wound. It is great even if you are not religious because you can still adopt some valuable teachings even if you don't believe in God. It is a good place to grow and develop your identity because the teachers and staff strive to create a respectful and warm environment. I recommend it highly if you value emotional intelligence!!
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I liked the family atmosphere and their way of teaching. The teachers care about their students and try to help them achieve their goals. One thing that I would like to change is their grading structure or timely grading of work once completed by student and grades entered timely and not entered once a month on Power Learning. Parents would like to see that input so they will know how to best support the student and make sure of improvements. Also in reference to sports, basketball in particular, the players need more support from the coaches; keeping good grades. If a student is in trouble
there should be a mentor to those players encouraging them to work harder
and keep their academics up.
I loved my experience at Mater Dei Catholic High School, since coming from a different country, it has broadened my perspective and horizons to seek different opportunities, and meet new people. My favorite part of the time I have spent in Mater Dei is the support from the teachers, shown through their extra time spent at school just to help a student out with their homework, and how I can still reach teachers that thought me in my freshman year, and ask them random questions about my homework even though they are not my teachers anymore. The second thing I loved the most are the students, and the diversity in the school, due to different exchange programs, and the closeness to the San Ysidro boarder.