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

College admissions season is upon us and a frequently asked question to our counseling office is what to do about standardized testing results. Many years ago, in order to apply to college, one would take the SAT once and that was it. Then the ACT made its debut as a different way to measure potential college success. But nowadays are schools that do not require standardized test submissions at all.

Walk-In Wednesdays!

Be Our Guest and Walk-In on Wednesdays

The Academy is hosting a series of Walk-In Wednesdays throughout the school year on selected dates for prospective families to participate in an information session to learn more about how they can make their children NDA Prepared. Get a personal tour and meet a program administrator. The sessions are for families of children from Pre-K to high school. Click the button for a list of dates and to RSVP.

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Attend Our Open House!

Attend Our Open House Feb. 2nd

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend our Open House on February 2nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn how we prepare students for life. Our students will be your guide and explain the advantages of being NDA Prepared. You will also meet faculty, staff, and alumnae; tour the building and campus; and find out about our programs.


Presidential Search

John O'Brien Appointed President 

Based on the recommendation of the Academy of Notre Dame search committee, and with the formal approval of the Board of Directors and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who serve on the Academy Corporation, Mr. John O'Brien formerly of Dana Point, CA, has been appointed president of the school. Mr. O'Brien is a Massachusetts native and will begin his tenure on September 17, 2018. 

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Visit Our Beautiful Campus!

A Pristine 200+ Acre Campus

Situated along the Merrimack River, the Academy's 200-acre campus offers pristine fields, ponds, and forests in which to explore, learn and play. The natural environment provides seclusion and security unique to our location while also being in close proximity to local emergency services. We're 8 miles from Lowell and just over the NH border. Click the button below to watch a video of campus.