Mater Christi School

35 Hurst Avenue
Albany, NY  12208
Phone: 518.489.3111
Fax: 518.489.5865

Facts & Numbers

Facts and numbers give you a quick peek into what makes Mater Christi School so outstanding. Here are some facts and percentages that we are proud to share with you:

Academic Curriculum

NYS Testing:

The average NYS ELA and math proficiency scores for our students in grades 3-8 were in the Top 5 schools out of the 83 participating public and private schools in Albany County in 2012 & 2013.

Public Speaking:

Each student participates in over 40 different public-speaking opportunities during their time at Mater Christi School where they read before audiences ranging from the daily small classroom setting of 18-20, to the weekly prayer service of 200, and up to the Parish Mass setting reaching 600 people.


Students involved in student council learn to work with peers and adults to create an exceptional school environment and to make a difference in the world around them. The leadership skills developed during student council give students a voice and the knowledge that they can make a difference.


Students graduate from Mater Christi School ready for high school Spanish II, with 10 years of Spanish study beginning in Preschool and continuing through 8th grade.

English & Literature

The success of our implementation of the research based Six Traits Writing Program throughout the K-8 curriculum is reflected in high annual NY State ELA scores.

Middle school students benefit from two distinct classes, English (writing, grammar and vocabulary) and Literature. This allows all aspects of English Language Arts to be fully developed and discussed throughout the school year.

Math & Science

Science and Math classes are divided during the middle school years to enable students to develop essential skills that are needed in order to master the rigors of a high school curriculum. This also allows for the advancement of students prepared for the challenge of high school in their 8th grade year, enabling them to take Integrated Algebra and Living Environment courses. 100% of our students in these Regents classes are successful in passing the Regents exams in June.


Individual classroom and school-wide student council service projects raised over $3000 to benefit more than 10 charitable organizations and those in need in the past school year.
Each year, families are adopted for Christmas by the 8th grade and faculty to help them enjoy the holiday season by purchasing gifts and other necessities.

Students made and delivered more than 300 cards to residents at St. Peter's Rehabilitation Center during the 5 visits by our student council during the year.

Students, families and faculty members joined together to prepare and serve lunch twice during the year at the St. John's/St. Ann's Outreach Center's Welcome Table.


Since 2004, Mater Christi School has held an accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools.  By achieving this goal, the Middle States Commission certified that Mater Christi School adheres to the highest standards in all institutional facets.  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Catholic School Office chose to move forward with a Diocesan-wide accreditation with AdvancED.

Mater Christi School has been awarded Accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.  Throughout this term of accreditation, Mater Christi School will continue to engage in the tasks required of all institutions to maintain accredited status.


Our graduates consistently achieve top ranking in their chosen high school, in addition to success through honor roll recognition and awards.  Since 2010, six of our alumni have been named valedictorian of their high school graduating class:

2010 - Albany High School
2011 - Bishop Maginn High School
2012 - Albany High School
2013 - Bishop Maginn  High School
2013 - Catholic Central High School
2016 - Catholic Central High School


Alumni and their parents often give us positive feedback about the values and excellent foundation for success provided by the spiritual, academic, and service programs of our school.

Colleges attended by recent Mater Christi School alumni:

Albany College of Pharmacy         The College of Saint Rose
The College of the Holy Cross   Syracuse University
New York University (NYU)   Princeton University
Le Moyne College   Siena College
North Eastern University   Springfield College

Student Body

There are 167 students in grades kindergarten through 8 and 37 children enrolled in our preschool program.

An average of 75% of our middle school students are on the honor roll each semester.


Quantity: 20 classroom and special area teachers 
Average number of years teaching: 14.9
School Day Length: 7 Hours (1 hour more than average)
Student Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Average Class size: 19 Students