I do not know where such a scathing review stems from, but this is not the Mater Dei that my girls have come to love, and thrive in. The building is in fantastic shape, with the classrooms more than adequate for the class sizes. The faculty and administrators are the heart and soul of the school, no one being unfriendly or with a chip on their shoulder. They truly reinforce the Christian values we have instilled into our children. And the school principal, Ms McCaughan, is friendly and receptive to the children and the parents. She knows the children's names, they feel comfortable to say hello and even get hugs from her. Mater Dei is a godsend for the parents of the local parishes, and those families, along with the staff, are what truly make this school unique.
In 2012, this became mater dei catholic school. This school is not a good choice. The school building is old and smelly. The principal has a chip on her shoulder, and she and her administrative staff are rude to the students and parents. They constantly hide their mistakes, instead of learning from the mistakes and improving. This is scary when you think about the issues the catholic church/schools have been accused of hiding. Many of the teachers are actually good and serve the students well. However, the dictatorial and arrogant management style has a trickle down effect that makes the teachers and students timid/fearful and less confident. Compared to other catholic schools in the area, this is a striking difference and many parents noticed some red flags even on the first day of the tour/open house. The principal boasts that the academic scores are better than other local catholic schools, but the actual numbers do not support this claim. If you are looking for classroom size, this is not your school. If you are considering this school because of religious reasons, then you need to consider their values that go against christian values