Amerigo San Diego Mater Dei Catholic High School

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Amerigo San DiegoBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19601907
Campus Size48 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment869 students310 students
% International Students
2%
20%
% Students Boarding
2%
70%
Average SAT Score1134* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size25 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:161:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2718
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
64%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$68,000$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsRaj Patel
Associate Director of AdmissionsSarah Cook

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2718
CoursesAlgebra 2/Trigonometry, American Government and Politics, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English 1, English 2, English 3, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French 3, French Language and Culture, Geometry, Physics I, Pre-Calculus, Spanish 3, Spanish Language and Culture , Spanish Literature, United States History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1416
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4024
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Academic League, Animation Club, College Awareness, Comic Book Club, Crusader Impact, Culinary Club, Drives for San Diego, Dungeons and Dragons, Faith Union Club, French Club, Future Career, Girl Up, JEDI, Junior Optimist, Key Club, Latinoamericano Club, Meme Club, MEXAS, Military Career Pursuit Club, Mock Trial, Ocean Insight, Opening Doors, Prolife, Ribbons Club, Robotics Club, Science Club, Software Engineer, Super Smash Bros. Club, The Office Club, United Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Artists and Writers, Band, Ceramics Club, Choir, Diverse Representation Art Club, Drama Club, International Dance

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Catholic Athletes for Christ, Lacrosse, Rugby Club

School Notes

  • Mater Dei Catholic High School is a four-year co-educational high school located on a 50-acre custom built facility in San Diego. Mater Dei Catholic provides a cutting-edge 21st century holistic education through an innovative curriculum based on real-world application of knowledge
  • The school offers students an academically rigorous school with unique programs that will stand out on university applications. 
  • Students have access to extensive extracurriculars and a picturesque 48-acre campus with recently-built facilities and beautiful outdoor space. 
  • The school's elite, innovative Academy of Science program gives students opportunities to gain hands-on experience in STEM fields and inten for post-doctoral scientists and professionals 
  • Amerigo San Diego Mater Dei Catholic High School accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mary Salas? - An American politician who previously served in the California Assembly and currently serves as the Mayor of the Chula Vista. She graduated from San Diego State University. ?
    • John Carlos Frey? - Renowned investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker and published author. His work has won him many awards, including six Emmys. He has also written articles for the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Salon and more. He graduated from University
    • Paul Arriola? - Professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club D.C. United and the United States national team.?

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