Mater Dei Academy

29840 Euclid Avenue
Wickliffe, OH 44092


Mrs. Joanie Klemens, Assistant Principal

Mater Dei Academy is a Catholic elementary/middle school in Wickliffe, Ohio. Over the past seven years, MDA has developed a culture where students are empowered to grow spiritually, academically, and socially through worship, a challenging curriculum, service, and extra-curricular activities. Working within a culture that promotes a positive, engaging environment for students in grades K-8, the goal of MDA is to prepare all students with a sense of global awareness and the knowledge and confidence to successfully enter any high school of their choice and excel in their next level of education. School administration believes that all students can succeed; learning is a continuum with mastery as the goal. Teachers emphasize the importance of personalized learning and student ownership of learning while encouraging collaboration.

The school continually seeks out collaborations with business, community and higher education that provide opportunities and experiences for students to broaden their horizons in the educational setting as well as the broader community. Mater Dei’s location, coupled with the accessibility of key industries, places students in the unique position to take advantage of learning opportunities that can lead to future STEM careers. Understanding this, Mater Dei Academy’s STEM identity is global citizenship through community engagement and emergent technology.