Shadow a Knight

In order to truly experience the Mater Dei spirit, 7th grade and 8th grade students are invited to join us for a day of school!  By shadowing a knight, which includes attending classes, enjoying lunch, and receiving a tour, prospective students gain valuable insight into life at Mater Dei.  A prospective student may shadow a knight of his/her choice or request the selection of a knight with similar interests.  Accept our invitation today!  We know you will enjoy the Mater Dei family!

Scheduling a Visit
To schedule a day to shadow a knight, please contact Mrs. Maria Zurliene, Director of Enrollment (618.526.7216 or  Note that we do not recommend shadowing on the following days during the 2017–2018 school year (due to no school, early dismissal or semester exams): September 1 and 22; October 6 and 9; November 10, 22, 23 and 24; December 19 thru 31; January 1, 2, 3 and 15; February 2, 16 and 19; March 2, 5, 28, 29 and 30; April 2 and 13; May 4, 22, 23 and 24.

Planning for a Visit

Transportation  You are welcome to arrange transportation to Mater Dei or to ride the applicable bus to and/or from Mater Dei.  Students living outside the Central Community High School district are welcome to ride the Mater Dei bus which serves their area.  Specifically, we provide bus transportation east to Salem, north to Highland, south to Mt. Vernon, and west to I-64/Air Mobility Drive.  If you plan to ride a bus, please contact Mrs. Maria Zurliene.

Dress Code  Our students wear polo shirts or sweatshirts with a Mater logo and black, khaki or navy pants.  Therefore, we kindly request that you do not wear jeans.

Schedule  Our school day begins at 8:10 am and ends at 2:50 pm.  Please arrive at the main office at 8:00 am to meet your knight.  In addition to observing classes and enjoying lunch, you will receive a personal tour of the campus.

Lunch  Lunch is on us!  Our daily selection includes a “traditional” lunch (varies daily), hamburgers, cheeseburgers, deli sandwiches, salad, fruit, nachos, chips, dessert snacks, ice cream, milk, soda, and water.  (For chips, dessert snacks and ice cream, please bring $2.)  On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, we also serve pizza.  Please note that a microwave is available if you choose to bring your lunch.

Reading Material  In case you visit a class in which the students complete a test, please bring a book or an electronic device with reading material.