The dormitory is provided for boys who cannot commute to school. Mater Dei Academy has boys enrolled from across the United States. However, some local boys also choose to board in the dormitory to live their adolescent years under the formation of the priests and staff of the Academy.
There are many advantages for boys who board. It gives them a chance to work, eat, compete in sports, and live with boys of their own age. They will acquire the skills to interact with those who come from different economic and famiy situations, as well as from different cultures. They will also be separated from the constant bombardment of modern culture, advertisement, and secular peer pressure. As boys, they will still want to test their boundaries. But they will do so in traditional Catholic surroundings managed by priests and House Fathers.