Why Mater Dei?
Choosing a high school is a big decision. The four years spent in high school – from age 14 to 18 years old – are some of the most formative years in a young person’s life. Bigger school, new friends, challenging classes, learning to drive, starting to date, learning/questioning my faith, becoming an adult…all of these life experiences form in high school.
At Mater Dei, we pride ourselves in the atmosphere that exists beyond the bricks and mortar of our building. The atmosphere of learning, service, and family has been fine-tuned for more 70 years.
Thank you for your interest in Mater Dei High School. Since 1949, we have strived for educational excellence in the Catholic tradition. We are proud that our academic, extracurricular, athletic, and fine arts programs are some of the finest in the state.
We strive to provide a Catholic education for all students, regardless of financial background. Over the last few years, great efforts have taken place to provide more financial assistance through the Catholic Education Foundation for students, and we also participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) Program. Approximately $800,000 is awarded annually to students in need.
Thousands of students have graduated from Mater Dei High School leaving behind a legacy of academic excellence and a strong example of living a life based on faith and service. We as a community promise to continue our commitment to the highest quality education in a safe and nurturing Christian setting.
We hope you will consider visiting Mater Dei High School to better understand our offerings. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you again for your interest in Mater Dei. I look forward to talking with you in the near future about making the Mater Dei community part of your student’s future.
Dr. Timothy A. Dickel
Be a Wildcat for a Day
Any middle school or high school student interested in attending Mater Dei High School is welcome to visit and shadow a current student. This is an excellent opportunity for a prospective student to experience a day in the life of a Wildcat.
Visiting students will shadow a current student(s) with similar academic abilities and interests. Shadow opportunities can be a full day or partial. Shadow students
Parents of prospective students are also