Just as nature provides us plenty of reasons to celebrate in the spring so too does the Academy of Notre Dame (NDA) with a variety of events. Two events planned for May will not only showcase the school and the talents of our students but also provide opportunities for prospective students and their families to see NDA in action and to find out how they can become NDA Prepared.
Fine Arts Night on Thursday, May 16 is a showcase of visual and performing arts for all grades Pre-K through 12. The hallways will be adorned with artwork and Upper School artists will be on hand to explain their technique and discuss their pieces. A variety of musical performances will take place throughout the building including group and individual vocal, piano, and guitar selections.
“Fine Arts Night at the Academy is such an uplifting and empowering experience and absolutely captures the essence of the vibrant environment and energy of our school community,” says Maxine Shaw, Upper School Art Teacher. “In addition to the individual art pieces a collaborative art installation will be on display depicting NDA’s Hallmarks 4 and 6 which address community and community service. The installation is an interdisciplinary project with elements from art, math and theology which embraces the different communities at the Academy.”
Guests who join the fun on Fine Arts Night will be greeted by Director of Admissions Elisa Lellios. “We look forward to welcoming prospective families to this very special evening where they will get a glimpse into what makes NDA so very special. They will tour the building, learn about our curriculum, and have the opportunity to meet our families and faculty.”
On Wednesday, May 22, sixth and seventh grade girls and their families are invited to attend NDA’s Preview Night of the Upper School where they will be able to meet admissions personnel, administration and faculty members, tour the school and participate in hands-on learning activities. Light refreshments will also be provided.
“This program will demonstrate that as the oldest all-girls Catholic high school north of Boston, NDA’s programs are designed to teach how girls learn best, empower leadership and confidence and provide the feedback and role models that girls need to thrive,” says Lellios.