A private, Catholic co-educational Pre-K through Grade 8 lower school and college-preparatory upper school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

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Academy Blog

By Randall Adams, President of the Academy of Notre Dame: I would not dare to profess an in-depth knowledge of public school accountability and the impact on student learning.  However, given my thirty year career as a teacher and administrator in the private school setting, I would say that private schools may arguably be the most accountable schools in our nation.

Upper School Open House 11/5

Attend Our Open House Event

The Academy is the only all-girls high school in the region and we've been educating and empowering young women since 1854. Our experience working with young women shows in the achievements and character of our students. Our students far exceed national and state averages on AP exams and 97% of the Class of 2017 received one or more merit-based scholarships. Attend our Open House on Sunday, Nov. 5th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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It's Easier than Ever to Apply Today!

The NDA Experience; Apply Today

Here at NDA our student experience amazing, but it would shine brighter with you! Apply today with our easy 5-step online application process and become part of our vibrant community! Use the buttons below to Watch a video about Student Life or to Start an Application.

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Our All New Makerspace

STEAM & Makerspace Classes 

With the Academy's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) initiative kicked off last year, this year the Academy unveils our brand new educational Makerspace. Both STEAM and Makerspace classes will enhance the curriculum for students in grades 4 through 8 and to augment instructional time for younger and older students. 

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2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Halloween Fun at the Academy

Families with children 10 and under are invited to participate in our second annual Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 21st from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be Halloween trunk displays, a scarecrow display, trunk-or-treating, games, and activities. Dress in your best costume, decorate your trunk and bring goodies to give out.