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.
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
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