Welcome to Mater Dei Prep

Dear Families,

Welcome to Mater Dei Prep, home of the Seraphs (the six-winged angels).

We at Mater Dei Prep are here to answer all your questions.  We are a small school and thus work closely with our students.  We care! 

Mater Dei Prep is based on the Catholic foundation and our traditions of over fifty years.  MDP is dedicated to empowering its students to succeed by developing their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being in accordance with the Roman Catholic tradition.  We offer a challenging and diverse curriculum that includes Advanced Placement and collegiate dual enrollment courses that can lead to college credits.  Over twenty varsity sports, numerous clubs, community service and many activities allow for individual talent to shine through.

Our school environment is one of a small, close-knit family of caring adults and students.  We want our students to experience it all during their high school years and thus get them ready for "the real world."

Thank you for considering Mater Dei Prep.  The time your child will spend with us is well worth it.  If I can be of any further help, don't hesitate to contact me or anyone at the school.

God Bless You All,

John A. Anderson
Interim Head of School
Mater Dei Prep
Interim Head of School, Mater Dei Prep
Mr. Anderson’s life’s work is in Catholic education.  He is a graduate from Saint Peter’s College with a Bachelor of Arts in history/education and a Masters of Arts in educational administration. He is a certified School Administrator. 
Early in his career, Mr. Anderson taught at Saint Mary School, Middletown (1976-1979) and Mater Dei (1981-1996). While at Mater Dei, Mr. Anderson held various positions including teacher of Social Studies, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal.  In 1996, Mr. Anderson began at St. Joseph High School, Metuchen as a Dean of Students/ Assistant Principal then moved into the role of Principal for nine years.
Mr. Anderson has always held his time at Mater Dei close to his heart. Annually, Mr. Anderson gives a scholarship to a member of the Mater Dei Prep senior class and participates in the golf outing. He is honored to serve Mater Dei Prep as the Interim Head of School while the Board of Trustees searches for a candidate.