Academic Merit Societies

The academic curriculum at Mater Dei Prep is designed to challenge students to take risks and explore areas of true interest as they prepare for post-secondary education. During the four years here, students take advantage of their Individualized Learning Plan, developed to assist them in reaching their college and career goals upon graduation.

Under the Academic Merit Societies, Mater Dei Prep offers students the opportunity to excel in unique ways. All of the programs are designed to enhance the already rigorous academic curriculum at Mater Dei Prep.

Capstone Academy- The invitation-only program gives those students with the highest academic potential the chance to experience a variety of exploratory learning activities, including both local and international trips. These activities include a pre-teaching component and a post-trip reflective essay.

Collegiate Foundation Academy-
Mater Dei Prep continues to recognize the learning needs of all students including those with unique learning abilities.  This program provides in-house instructional accommodations and strategies to ensure each student's academic success. In addition, this program comprises a variety of collegiate support programs for all students, including a writing center, math center, study skills center, and a peer tutoring program for underclassmen. For more information, please click here.

Presidential Scholars-
Students who possess strong academic potential and leadership but lack the financial means to afford the Mater Dei Prep tuition may apply to the Presidential Scholars program. This select group of students will be given tuition assistance and a four-year academic course plan, created and overseen by the President and Principal of Mater Dei Prep.

The Exemplars
- In this program Mater Dei Prep alumni will use their unique background and work experience to assist students in achieving their collegiate goals. As mentors, Exemplars may provide educational support, and college admissions and career guidance.