• Mater Dei is a comprehensive school including grades 9 through 12.
  • It is an interparochial Catholic High School operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville.
  • Current enrollment of 498 students for the 2018-2019 academic year is predominately Catholic with approximately 2% non-Catholic.
  • Graduation rates near 100%.
  • There are 43 faculty members, 80% of whom hold a Master’s degree.
  • The student-teacher ratio is approximately 14 to 1.
  • The school is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and by AdvancED (formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

Grading Policies

Academic grades: the percentage system is the basis for all grades; letter grades are used for reporting purposes. The percentage of letter grades is as follows:

  • There will be a semester exam or final project for every class which may comprise up to 20% of the student's grade.
  • Effort and conduct are reported to parents by means of coded comments on the report card.
  • Questions about effort and conduct notations should be directed to the teacher making the notation.
A student's grade point average (GPA) is computed on a four-point scale using semester grades in all classes. A class repeated is counted by using the second grade received. No grades are weighted in computing GPA. Mater Dei does not rank.

  • Grading Scale

    • A = 94 - 100%
    • A- = 92-93%
    • B+ = 90-91%
    • B = 86-89%
    • B- = 84-85%
    • C+ = 82-83%
    • C = 77-81%
    • C- = 75-76%
    • D+ = 73-74%
    • D = 69-72%
    • F = 0-68%
  • AP Grading Scale

    • A = 92 - 100%
    • A- = 90-91%
    • B+ = 88-89%
    • B = 82-87%
    • B- = 80-81%
    • C+ = 78-79%
    • C = 72-77%
    • C- = 70-71%
    • D+ = 68-69%
    • D = 60-67%
    • F = 0-59%

Academic Schedule

The school calendar is divided into two, eighteen week semesters.

Grade reports are provided every nine weeks.

The school day consists of four 90-minute blocks and three 30-minute lunch periods.

All students must carry a minimum of seven classes each semester.

Block Schedule

7:25 - 7:30 a.m. Prayer/Pledge/Announcements

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Blocks 1/5
9:05 - 10:35 a.m. Blocks 2/6

10:40 - 11:05 a.m. Lunch A

11:10 - 12:35 p.m. Blocks 3/7
10:40 - 11:10 a.m. Blocks 3/7

11:15 - 11:40 a.m. Lunch B

11:45 - 12:35 p.m. Blocks 3/7
10:40 - 11:45 p.m. Blocks 3/7

11:50 - 12:15 p.m. Lunch C

12:20 - 12:35 p.m. Blocks 3/7
12:40 - 2:05 p.m. Blocks 4/8

2:10 - 2:30 p.m. Homeroom

Resource Program

Resource Program


The Mater Dei LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) Resource Program allows students with mild learning disabilities/difficulties to attend a religious college preparatory high school with assistance in academics. The program serves students with Alternative Service Plans through EVSC and students with health impairments that significantly impair learning.

The LIFE Resource Program offers:

Basic Skills Development Classes

  • Teacher/student monitoring of grades through Sycamore
  • Regular curriculum tutoring

Essential skills Development
  • Audio text and some novels
  • Testing accommodations
  • Oral administration
  • Extended time
The LIFE Resource Program at Mater Dei does NOT offer a modified curriculum for general or Core 40 diploma track students; a modified grading scale; and special classes other than Basic Skills Development.

The LIFE Resource Program has received financial support from Marian Educational Outreach since the fall of 2000. Mater Dei's full-time resource teacher is Mrs. Kelly Ubelhor.

To visit Marian Educational Outreach's website, click http://www.meoforkids.com/