Why Mater Dei?

On behalf of the Mater Dei community, we thank you for providing us with the opportunity to share with you the many unique aspects of Mater Dei Catholic High School!  We are confident you will find that the information on our website illustrates that our environment continually focuses on “family.”\r\n\r\nFaith\r\nOur students not only learn their faith, but also live and share their faith through their experiences with service, liturgies, and retreats.\r\n\r\nAtmosphere\r\nOur programs and our policies ensure the fulfillment of our Mission – to “[nurture] the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of young men and women [in] a caring environment [that is] respectful of individual differences.”\r\n\r\nMentoring\r\nOur dedicated faculty offer both academic and personal guidance, with the assistance of our class advisors, freshman faculty mentors, peer tutors, and PlusPortals (our online link between school and home).\r\n\r\nInstruction\r\nOur extensive, multi-level curriculum fully prepares our students for continued academic success, as is exemplified by our ACT scores, our number of Illinois State Scholars, and the percentage of our students who pursue higher education after graduation.\r\n\r\nLeisure\r\nOur numerous extracurricular programs allow our students to discover, to further develop, and to share their many talents and gifts in a variety of arenas.\r\n\r\nYou\r\nOur commitment to serving our students and our parents results in our students’ ability to achieve their highest potential.\r\n\r\nIn addition to reviewing the information provided in this portion of our website, we encourage you to review the information provided in the other portions as well. Moreover, we encourage you to more closely review our Curriculum Guide and our Student Handbook, which further describe our programs and our policies. Finally, please encourage your child to accept our invitation to participate in our Shadow a Knight program, which allows 7th and 8th grade students to experience a day in the life of Mater Dei – we know they will be impressed with the Mater Dei family!\r\n\r\nAgain, we thank you for providing us with an opportunity to share with you the many unique aspects of Mater Dei Catholic High School. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Maria Zurliene, Director of Enrollment, for additional information (618.526.7216).\r\n\r\nMay God continue to bless your family!