1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Amerigo San Diego and academic partner Mater Dei Catholic High School provide a nurturing and challenging learning environment, with all the exciting opportunities of a nearby major city.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 1036 students
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Description
Being a Catholic school. I love the Holistic education that we got. The school instilled Discipline within me and I can honestly say that I was about to gain values of life at the school. . .

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Amerigo San Diego Mater Dei Catholic High School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1960
1907
Campus Size
48 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
1036 students
300 students
% International Students
2%
20%
% Students Boarding
2%
70%
Average SAT Score
1120
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
31
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Students wear school uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size
23 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
27
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
64%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,900
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Director of Admissions
Raj Patel

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
27
17
Courses
Algebra 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
40
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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.?
Profile last updated: 03/29/2022
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 1036 students
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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