Mater Dei High School
Alum: I am a graduate and a parent of three currently attending Mater Dei. That should say enough. Since my days at Mater Dei, the school has improved tremendously, especially in the areas of academics and clubs.
The school has put an emphasis on seeing that all students have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities in building up the whole student in preparation for college and life.
Criticism includes sports programs not building from within the parochial schools, high cost not allowing for many Catholic students the ability to afford it thereby more non-Catholics attending and diminishing the Catholic experience. The benefits of both criticisms are more diversity and new experiences from which to grow, just at an earlier time in their lives than when I did.
The choir may be the most celebrated department on campus, with a few hundred participants performing in top-rate productions at churches, Chapman University, for the Pope (yes!) at the Vatican, and on campus.
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