Mater Dei High School (Evansville, Indiana)

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Mater Dei High School
Evansville Mater Dei High School
1300 Harmony Way
Evansville, Indiana, (Vanderburgh County), 47720-6148
United States
Coordinates 37°59′19″N 87°36′56″W / 37.98861°N 87.61556°W / 37.98861; -87.61556Coordinates: 37°59′19″N 87°36′56″W / 37.98861°N 87.61556°W / 37.98861; -87.61556
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1949
Oversight Diocese of Evansville
Principal Mr. Darin Knight
Asst. Principal Mrs. Darlene Quinlin
Chaplain Father Alex Zenthoefer
Faculty 45
Grades 912
Enrollment 531 (2010)
Color(s) Dark Red and Gold         
Slogan Enter to learn, Go forth to serve
Athletics conference Southern Indiana Athletic Conference
Mascot Wildcat
Team name Wildcats
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
USNWR ranking 1
Newspaper Wildcat Hi-Lights
Yearbook Mater Dei Hi-Lights
Gym Capacity 2,016
Athletic Director Mr. Joe Herrmann

Mater Dei High School or Evansville Mater Dei High School is a private Catholic high school on the west side of Evansville, Indiana. It is one of two Catholic high schools that serve the students of Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, and Warrick counties as part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville.

Mater Dei was constructed in 1949 on the west side of Evansville, Indiana as a Catholic, coed, high school. It is in Vanderburgh county, Indiana.

There are a wide array of extracurricular programs including but not limited to: athletics, theater, music, speech, dance cats, and numerous other clubs and organizations. Mater Dei offers a well-rounded college prep curriculum emphasizing the natural sciences, career skills, technology, and competence in math and English.


Also see: Sports in Evansville

State Titles[edit]

  • Baseball (1998–99)
  • Boys Basketball (2003–04)
  • Girls Basketball (2011–12), (2012-13)
  • Football (2000–09)
  • Wrestling (1985–86), (1994–95), (1995–96), (1996–97), (1997–98), (1998–99), (1999-00), (2000–01), (2001–02), (2002–03), (2005–06), (2006–07)


State Finals Appearances: ISSMA Class D: 2006 - 8th place ISSMA Class D: 2007 - 5th place ISSMA Class D: 2010 - 4th place ISSMA Class D: 2011 - 7th place Other NotableAchievements: MSBA Class A: 2009 - 4th place MSBA Class A: 2010 - 3rd place

The Mater Dei Marching Band are currently under the direction of Dan Klipper

SAE Supermileage Competition[edit]

The team from Mater Dei High School achieved the winning mileage of the 2008 competition in the high school division (1716 miles per US gallon (0.1371 l/100 km)). Mater Dei also captured first place in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 competitions.

Speech Team[edit]

IHSFA Sectional Champions (2014)

IHSFA State Finals, Class A: 1st place State Champions (1997)

IHSFA State Finals, Class A: 3rd place (2014, 2015)

The Mater Dei Speech Team is currently under the direction of David Nagel and Keith Blaser. Students are members of the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society.


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