Mater Dei Academy is an independent Catholic school which operates as a non-recognised school under Section 14 (1) of the Education (Welfare) Act, 2000. It receives no funding from the Irish state and, as a registered charity in Ireland, it is supported by benefactors and donors. Mater Dei Academy does not charge fees for students who are resident in Ireland.
All parents are asked to provide a voluntary time commitment to support the Academy’s activities. Voluntary financial contributions from parents form an important support for the running of the Academy. However, such contributions are optional and no child is refused admission to Mater Dei Academy on financial grounds.