WELCOME FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Welcome to Mater Dei Juan Diego Academy!
Ever since I can remember, education has been both my calling and my passion. It is this passion and excitement that ignites the team at Mater Dei Juan Diego Academy (MDJDA) to provide an environment where every student feels known and loved.
While there are a host of elementary dual language programs to choose from in the South Bay, there is only one Catholic 50/50 dual language Spanish/English immersion elementary school in all of San Diego County. In 2019, MDJDA was recognized by the Diocese of San Diego with the Re-Imagine Catholic School Award for our hard work, wonderful team of teachers and overall quality program.
At MDJDA, all students receive 50% of their instruction in Spanish and the other 50% in English. The overall goal is to develop fully bilingual, biliterate and bicultural students who are motivated to become global citizens. In addition, the curriculum is rooted in the STREAM education model (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math). The goal of this model is to educate the whole child while incorporating spirituality and fostering faith.
I invite you to come to our campus and meet us. You will experience a school community committed to academic excellence, faith and innovation. We promote the importance of living out our Catholic values and forming a social justice consciousness in our students. Our multilingual and multicultural learning environment also promotes equality, mutual respect and diversity. Lastly, we take the security and safety of our students seriously. Our beautiful 48-acre campus is monitored by camera technology and a team of retired law enforcement professionals.
Visit us and experience the energy, the excitement and the passion that a bilingual education provides. Join us as we educate the next generation of bilingual global leaders.