About Us

Mater Dei Academy is a private, independent elementary school, 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  classical curriculum that stresses high academic standards and the importance of laying a solid foundation of learning. For more details, see our Classical Curriculum page.