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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This is NDA

This is What it Means to be NDA Prepared

Graduates from the Academy of Notre Dame are notable for the characteristics which have been shaped by their experience in a Catholic school environment that is dedicated to educating the whole person and teaching them what they need to know for life and by the Hallmarks which guide our sponsors, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. During the course of their years here at NDA, students learn to value challenge, embrace virtue, commit to service and to take leadership roles. These qualities are what make up our Academy of Notre Dame Portrait of a Graduate. Click the button below to learn more.

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NDA Welcomes New Head of School

Vittoria Pacifico Appointed Head of School

The Academy of Notre Dame’s (NDA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Vittoria Pacifico, Ed.D. of Hyde Park, MA, as Head of School. A search committee of the Academy's Board of Directors evaluated a number of strong Catholic school leaders and conducted extensive reference checks before recommending her as their top candidate. Dr. Pacifico received formal approval by the Board of Directors and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), who serve on the Academy Corporation. With the appointment of Dr. Pacifico and the momentum of ongoing initiatives, NDA is poised for a period of exciting growth and enhancement. 

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The NDA Experience

Complete the NDA Experience and Apply Today!

The only thing missing with our amazing NDA student experience is you! Our supportive environment helps students to build long lasting friendships with peers and our low teacher-student ratio affords them the opportunity for one-on-one attention. Click above to Watch a video about Student Life or the button below to apply today with our easy online application process.

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2019 Senior Stats

Class of 2019 Graduates Accepted to 90 Schools in 3 Countries

One hundred percent of the Class of 2019 have been accepted to 90 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. Eleven will be attending a Catholic institution and 50% will pursue a STEM major. Twenty-five students (69% of the class), applied and were accepted Early Action or Early Decision to one or more schools. To read more about the achievements of our seniors and their student profiles, click the button below:


Fields, Forests, Trails and Ponds

More Than 200 Acres

Situated along the Merrimack River, the Academy's 200-acre campus offers pristine fields, ponds, trails and forests in which to explore, learn and play. The natural environment provides bountiful learning opportunities as well as seclusion and security unique to our location while also being in close proximity to local emergency services. Click the video above or the button below to see for yourself our amazing campus!

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