Building the Future


The message of Christ, “Let the little children come to Me, for such is the kingdom of Heaven,” is the motivating factor which sustains and fulfills Mater Dei’s mission to Catholic Education.

We are a PreK-8 elementary school, located in the heart of Topeka, KS. We serve approximately 200 students from a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Mater Dei Catholic School was established in 2006 by the merging of Assumption and Holy Name Schools. We boast the proud traditions of our former schools, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, dating back to 1884. Today, we are enthusiastically embracing the challenges of providing excellence in values-based education.

Mater Dei Catholic School Mission Statement

Based on the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church, in partnership with the family and parish community, Mater Dei Catholic School will provide each child the opportunity to reach his or her potential and to develop the academic, technological and social skills necessary to become a lifelong learner who serves God in our community and the world.

Archdiocesan Mission Statement

The mission of our Catholic School System in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, in partnership with the family and church, is to assure that our students will be actively helped to come to know Christ and lovingly helped to become active, loyal members of the Catholic Church. Within our community of faith, students will develop a Catholic Value Structure and learn to contribute positively to church, parish and society as witnessed by leadership and service. Through a well-balanced curriculum, emphasizing mind, body and spirit, each student will have the necessary tools to master academic, social and technological skills and develop a cultural appreciation needed for success and lifelong learning.