Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy is a private, independent elementary school that was founded in 1970 by a group of parents. Governed by a Board of Directors, the school provides teachings that are consistent with the doctrines of the Catholic Church as expressed in the Baltimore Catechism and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Mater Dei Academy was established for the formation of children in the tradition of an authentically Catholic education. The teachers serve as role models and provide superior academic instruction in an atmosphere graced by charity, self-discipline, prayer and faith. Students pray the Rosary each day and reflect on the Stations of the Cross during Lent. Parents are expected to uphold the philosophy and goals of the Academy, and are respected as the primary educators of their children.

Students are challenged by a curriculum that stresses high academic standards and the importance of laying a solid foundation of learning. Catechism, phonics, grammar, writing, and mathematics are emphasized in the lower grades. In the upper grades, higher-level mathematics, science, Western Civilization and the foundations of the American Heritage are presented, as well as more in-depth studies of the spiritual and moral teachings of the Church.



School Notes 2017-01-30

Open House on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm. For more information call 614-231-1984 or email

2016-2017 School Calendar

2016-2017 School Handbook

Watch the children of Mater Dei Academy sing the Regina Caeli


Help prepare your child for Heaven at Mater Dei Academy

Since no one has ever seen Heaven, the intellect and memory will need to recall what our Faith teaches us - that there is a Heaven and we must live on earth in preparation for it. However, much the world tries to suppress the quest for Heaven by the enticement of living for the moment; a good preparation requires that we focus on our true goal.

In order to have a correct understanding of education, it is imperative to have a correct understanding of man's final end. Man's final end is to get to Heaven, his eternal salvation, the Beatific Vision. This is the supreme end for which man was created. Therefore, "...there can be no true education which is not wholly directed to man's last end." Pope Pius XI - Rappresentanti in Terra.

Mater Dei Academy helps fulfill this desire of every man's heart.

Visit Us

Come visit the school and see our teachers and students at a time convenient to you by calling for an appointment (614-231-1984).

If you are an alumnus, write us at

Mater Dei Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our address is 3695 Elm Street, Columbus, OH 43213.

Mater Dei Academy admits students of any creed, race, color, national or ethnic origin.