Welcome to Mater Dei Catholic School!


On behalf of the faculty and staff, we consider it an honor and a calling to partner with our parents in the intellectual, social, emotional and faith formation of our students.

Mater Dei Catholic School is a Pre-K through 8th grade school, established in 2006 as the result of a merger of two Topeka parishes. In our brief history, we have earned a solid reputation as a forward-thinking school with a culture of faith-based values, discipline, service and high academic standards.

We are driven by our mission statement, which focuses on faith formation, scholarship and service. We are guided by three rules, inspired by some very wise Catholic educators.

Faith Formation – Be Holy

Prayer is at the heart of our school. We pray daily as a whole school and in smaller groups. Our students participate in the Mass twice each week. Our students serve as lectors, cantors and servers in our school and parish liturgies. Our faculty members are active in their home parishes, serving in the liturgy and volunteering for councils and committees. They are committed to ongoing religious education.

Scholarship – Be Excellent

Mater Dei is built upon traditions of excellence and we seek to inspire our students and encourage lifelong learning. Our students participate in math competitions, science fairs, the county spelling bee and History Day. Our vocal choirs, band and drum line participate in multiple performances each year. Every student belongs to one of eight houses, ensuring they have multiple connections within our school community.

Our Kansas State Assessment Scores illustrate our commitment to rigorous academics. We embrace a Multi-Tier System of Support for all students in Language Arts and Math. Electives are enjoyed by our Middle School students every day.

We are grateful to be a school that is supported by the Catholic Education Foundation and we are proud past recipients of the Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann School of Excellence Award.

Service – Love One Another

Our parents are shining examples of service and sacrifice. Parents and students serve the parish in ways too numerous to mention. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in multiple fund raisers each year. We want our students to understand that  “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” ~Author unknown.

For more information, please contact our school office at materdei@materdeischool.org.

God Bless You,
Andrea Hillebert