Once a Crusader, always a Crusader! Thank you for being a part of the first 60 years of the Crusader Legacy and supporting our mission and the individual students who are out in the world making a difference and igniting their communities with “hope.”

For 60-Years, Marian/Marian Catholic and Mater Dei Students have shared their educational experiences wherever they work, live and worship. We continue to build on that tradition of excellence established 60 years ago when Marian High School first opened its doors.

I’d like to thank our generous donors over the years and recognize Dr. Estelle Kassebaum for her vision and hard work to sustain Marian’s commitment to academic excellence with the opening of Mater Dei Catholic High School’s Chula Vista campus in 2007.

Today Mater Dei operates a TK-7th grade dual language school, which will include 8th grade in 2021. This will make us the only TK-12th grade Diocesan Catholic school in San Diego county.

During these challenging times in the world, Mater Dei has worked tirelessly to make modifications to its campus, teaching modalities and protocols to keep students safe, engaged and thriving. With your support, we can continue to develop the hearts, minds and souls of our students, which is needed now more than ever.

Please consider making a pledge to our 60-Year Legacy campaign. All proceeds will go towards our Mater Dei Fund, which helps us to invest in our students, programs and technology to ensure the highest levels of education both on campus and through distance learning. We are currently one of the only schools open for in-person learning in the South Bay.

All donations raised during the month of December will directly impact every Mater Dei student. Our goal is to raise $60,000 in commemoration of our Legacy.


We are humbly banding together to ask for your help and prayers to join our Share The Love Campaign and support our Crusader families in need by donating to the 60 Year Legacy campaign in any amount.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing support.

We are all in this together!

We are Marian/Mater Dei!

We are Crusaders!