The Saints and Scholars Foundation, 501(c)(3) was formed in 2021 to support Mater Dei Academy (MDA) in Cork, Ireland. The school was founded by a group of parents in Ireland who were not satisfied with the current state of education in Ireland.
MDA is an independent secondary level school and is a charity under Irish law. It is a NON-TUITION FUNDED SCHOOL that relies solely on the voluntary donations of benefactors and parents. NO STUDENT IS TURNED AWAY FOR FINANCIAL REASONS.
MDA follows a strict classical curriculum for the first 4 years followed by a 2year cycle (state curriculum) so that the student can obtain the Leaving Certification. This is equivalent to an Associate degree in the US at age 19. The school is the only school in Ireland to have received the coveted International General Certificate of Secondary Education (ICESG) from Cambridge University. This model of education forms students for a Christ-centered life who are able to work in a variety of occupations.
The school started with 12 students in 2020 and has grown to 39 students in 2022. If you care about Ireland and the future of her people’s faith heritage, please consider a donation to the Foundation. https://www.saintsandscholars.us/donate
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