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Mission & Philosophy

MISSION STATEMENT
Mater Dei High School, a co-educational college preparatory Diocesan Catholic high school, provides a holistic education and serves a diverse community of students committed to knowledge, faith, and service. Consistent with Catholic teachings and values, Mater Dei works with parents and guardians, who are the primary educators of their children, in the development of the whole person: religious, spiritual, intellectual, creative, emotional, physical, social, and moral. As an inclusive community, Mater Dei promotes equity, justice, and peace. Formed in the tradition of Honor, Glory, and Love, students are empowered to become compassionate leaders who embrace personal and social responsibility with respect for God’s creation and in service to others.
 
PHILOSOPHY
Mater Dei High School is dedicated to the mission of Catholic education, as envisioned in Church documents and teachings, rooted in our core principles of Honor, Glory, and Love:
 
HONOR 
We honor the God-given talents and diversity of our students through formational and innovative learning experiences. By acknowledging parents and guardians as the primary educators of their children, we cultivate an inclusive and supportive community dedicated to each student’s unique learning needs. With a rigorous curriculum that incorporates faith, creativity, technology, and the skills necessary for college and career readiness, our highly-qualified and committed educators support students as they strive for academic excellence.

GLORY
We give glory to God through prayer, sacraments, and service which fosters the spiritual life of the school. Mater Dei is committed to the guidelines established for Catholic education in foundational Church documents, teachings, and traditions. We support and challenge students to develop their full potential within a Catholic educational community rooted in gospel values and virtues.

LOVE
We develop faith-filled, responsible servant leaders who are committed to serving God, the Church, and their respective communities with a profound sense of social justice founded in love. With a focus on spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness, students strengthen their love for themselves and one another as they become one body in Christ. Recognizing the world is ever-changing, we empower students to pursue personal growth and a love for life-long learning as they embrace equity, justice, and peace. Mater Dei students graduate ready to become global citizens equipped with the skills necessary to respond to the challenges of today’s world.

Through our patroness Mary Mater Dei, the school embraces the Catholic faith as well as a rich tradition of academic excellence and compassionate leadership.