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Thank you for your interest in Mater Dolorosa Catholic School.

The school community enjoyed a successful 2020-21 school year!  

Students’ hearts were evangelized by participating in Mass, going to confession, reciting the rosary, and praying throughout the school day.  In addition, middle school students participated in a mini-retreat which included Eucharistic Adoration and went to Our Daily Bread Food Bank to serve people in need.

Students and teachers increased the use of Google Classroom to enhance the educational program which now has a 1:1 student to laptop ratio for middle school students.

The players on this year’s basketball team improved as the season progressed thanks to the leadership of their coach.

As we embrace the future, students will be engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons and activities, and Algebra I and English I will be offered for high school credit.

We are looking forward to celebrating our school’s 100th year anniversary during this 2021-22 school year! 

Please call the school office if you have questions about our school.  We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a tour to learn how we are accomplishing our mission to teach morals and values of the Catholic faith, instill strong leadership qualities, and promote academic growth and excellence.  


Mr. Zachary Fields


Mater Dolorosa School

509 Pine Street

Independence, LA 70443

School Office Phone: (985) 878-4295

School Office Fax: (985) 878-4888


Hurricane Ida Make-up Days

Extra instructional days were already included in the original 2021-22 calendar.  

We will have school on the following four make-up days that were originally scheduled as holidays.

Friday, 10/1/21

Monday, 11/1/21

Wednesday, 4/13/22

Thursday, 4/14/22

1st and 2nd Quarter Calendar Adjustments

Friday, 9/24, 1st Quarter Progress Reports Distributed

Friday, 10/15, Last day of the 1st Quarter

Monday, 10/18, First day of the 2nd Quarter

Friday, 10/22, First Quarter Report Cards Distributed

Friday, 11/19, 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Distributed (Full Day of School)

Friday, 12/17, Last day of the 2nd Quarter (Full Day of School)

Friday, 1/7, 2nd Quarter Report Cards Distributed


6th -8th Grade Semester (1st-2nd Quarter) Exams

Monday, December 13th, ELA

Tuesday, December 14th, Social Studies and Religion

Wednesday, December 15th, Science

Thursday, December 16th, Math


Important Dates

July 28, 2021 5:30 PK2-K Meet and Greet

August 2, 2021 5:30 1st-4th Grades Meet and Greet

August 3, 2021 5:30 5th-8th Grades Meet and Greet

August 4, 2021 1st Day of School

September 6, 2021 Labor Day — No School

September 23, 2021  Teacher Professional Development - Dismissal 11:10 No Lunch Served and No Aftercare

October 1, 2021 Full Day of School (Hurricane Ida Make-up Day)

November 1. 2021 Full Day of School (Hurricane Ida Make-up Day)

November 22-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Holidays

December 20-31,2021 Christmas Holidays

January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 28-March 4, 2022 Mardi Gras Holidays

March 14, 2022 Faculty / Staff Retreat — No School

April 15-22, 2022 Easter Holidays

May 27, 2022  Last Day of School

August 4- October 15, 2021 1st Quarter

October 18-December 17, 2021 2nd Quarter

January 3- March 11, 2022 3rd Quarter

March 15-May 27, 2022 4th Quarter


Eagle Bulletins

10-19-21 Eagle Bulletin

9-13-21 Eagle Bulletin