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Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1200
Address: 1615 Mater Dei Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91913, USA
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Description Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education

  • Year of foundation: 1960
  • Location: Chula Vista, California, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 869 people
  • Age of students: from 14 years
  • Type of education: private co-educational school.

The Mater Dei Catholic High School (MDCHS) is located in Chula Vista, California, in the beautiful area of San Diego County. Mater Dei Catholic High School was founded by Bishop Charles F. Buddy in 1960 as the first joint Catholic high school in the Diocese of San Diego. The main task of the school is to unlock the potential of each student and help him enroll in the university for a program that best suits his abilities and career intentions.

The well-maintained Mater Dei campus is an ideal place to learn: there are many sporting, artistic and cultural events. The school seeks to create a student community that includes different races, ethnic groups, offers students the opportunity to interact and learn in dynamic multicultural groups.

Graduates of the Mater Dei Catholic High School demonstrate a high percentage of admission to American and world universities due to the wide range of development options offered to high school students:

  • Academy of Sciences, a project that helps students interested in STEM do advanced science and prepare for admission to selective universities
  • The practice-oriented internship project helps students spend 1-2 weeks in the offices of leading companies from different fields of activity whose offices are located in California
  • The program of applied art provides an opportunity to show their skills in drawing, design and 15 more subjects related to this field of activity.
  • The program of professional and semi-professional sports in 12 sports
  • The presence of 23 items of level AP and Honors.

Amerigo San Diego is ideal both for students who clearly plan their future and are preparing to enter the most prominent US universities, and for students who want to find themselves in an environment that will help them reach their potential and choose the future vector of professional development.

Top 15 universities that students of Mater Dei Catholic High School attend:

  • Columbia university
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern university
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Brown University
  • University of notre dame
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of southern california
  • University of virginia
  • New york university
  • Boston University.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education

Program name

Advanced placement

  • Maths
  • The science
  • Social science
  • Geometry Awards
  • Algebra II / Trigonometry
  • Provisional Calculus (Honors)
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Biology (Honors)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Physics I
  • Computer science
  • World history
  • United States history
  • US government policy
  • English language
  • Foreign language
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • English (Honors)
  • English II (Honors)
  • English language III (Honors)
  • English literature
  • French 3
  • Spanish 3
  • French
  • Spanish language
  • Spanish literature
  • The history of art and architecture.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers foreign students a comfortable residential complex with living in a hostel staff. Students live in single rooms with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including free Wi-Fi, round-the-clock security and a safe environment.

Events Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education

Mater Dei aims to balance full-time study with a multitude of extra-curricular learning opportunities. The school offers athletics, art, theater, music, craft.

Trips on excursion routes, cultural and natural attractions are organized regularly.


  • The Catholic Mater Dei High School offers international students a quality education, individual support, and an extensive counseling program.
  • The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the National Catholic Association for Education (NCEA).
  • MDCHS pays great attention to community projects, assistance to the needy: each student devotes twenty-five hours of social work each year.
  • Mater Dei creates an enabling environment for students with special learning needs: the support program is designed to enable students with special needs to develop independent learning strategies.

Equipment Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education

The school is located in a new modern complex on a plot of 50 acres in Chula Vista, which has sports facilities - a football stadium, a water sports center, and playgrounds.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Tuition fees of Mater Dei Catholic High School for foreign students:

  • Tuition - $ 66,000 per year.
  • Annual fee - $ 5950
  • Registration fee - from $ 350.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Entry age - from 14 years
  • Academic requirements - GPA - from 2.5
  • Knowledge of English - IELTS (or equivalent) - from 5.0.

The Mater Dei High School Admission Process:

  1. Creating an account on the school website in a special section
  2. Filling out an application for admission (fee 50 $)
  3. Interview with the child (until February of the year preceding the start of training)
  4. HSPT entrance test
  5. Provision of documents:
  • Application Form
  • Recommendations from teachers
  • Extract school grades for two years.

Scholarships Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education

Scholarships for 9 th grade Mater Dei Catholic High School:

  • Presidential Scholarship covers 100% of the cost of education for 4 years, is available to students who received the highest score in the national standings on the results of HSPT
  • Principal Scholarship scholarship - 75% of the training for 4 years, awarded to 10 students who received the highest marks among the course on the results of HSPT
  • Merit Scholarship is 50% of the training, awarded for 4 years for 15 students with the highest HSPT results
  • Students must pass the Mater Dei High School Exam in January in order to be eligible for all scholarships.

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Mater Dei Catholic High School San Diego Amerigo Education reviews

Bernadette Wageg
If a foreign student applying to your high school to do grade 9 and has scored the highest marks in the national exam in grade 8 in the country where they come from, will also be considered for the scholarship offered by Mater Dei Catholic High school San Diego Amerigo education or the scholarship is only for american student. Is it possible for the foreign student to sit for Mater Die High school exam in January
Good afternoon, Bernadette! Some schools provide strong students with discounts on tuition up to 40% of the cost of training. International students can also get such a discount. Send us the mail: Your contacts - phone number and mail. We will be happy to send you more detailed information.

Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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