The Mater Dei School Admissions portal for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. If you have any questions please email

Mater Dei follows an open application policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.  Admissions decisions are based on standardized testing (administered by Mater Dei) in conjunction with records and recommendations provided by the applicant's current school.  

Please note that most new students are admitted  to Mater Dei in the first, fifth and sixth grades and that openings in other grades depend upon attrition. Accordingly, if you are interested in first, fifth or sixth grade placement, please complete the online application by using the link below.  

Admissions timeline:

  • Aug-Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec:  Complete online application, preferably by early December.

  • Parent Interview/Tour:  In Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec applicant parents will receive an acknowledgement via email with instructions for scheduling their Admissions Interview. 

  • December:  First grade applicants take readiness tests in small groups.

  • Late December:  Recommendation forms and transcript requests are mailed directly to the applicants’ current schools from Mater Dei.

  • January:  Fifth and sixth grade admissions testing is on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Students will meet the Head of School and will have a tour of the school.

  • Financial Aid:  Financial Aid applications for families new to Mater Dei must be completed by January 15, 2023. (Due date for current families is December 15, 2022)

  • Late February:  Mater Dei mails acceptance letters to applicants’ homes.