Become NDA Prepared!

To optimize the learning experience and achieve the best possible outcomes for our students, the Academy of Notre Dame is committed to small, personalized class sizes. Students are presented with an interactive, STEAM-based academic program that promotes critical thinking and collaboration which is enhanced with experiences in our MakerSpaces and supported by a tight-knit, nurturing community.

NDA at a Glance

All School Fun Facts

  • 200 acres of  pristine fields, ponds, and forests along the Merrimack River
  • 180,000 sq. ft. of academic building space
  • 16,635 the number of books in the Academy’s Library Learning Commons 
  • Mascot: Lancer
  • School Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Founding year: 1854
  • Foundress: St. Julie Billiart, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

Co-ed Early Years (Pre-K-K), Lower School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)

  • Early Years program begins at 3 years old by September 1st
  • 700 MakerSpace projects completed by students in a year
  • 540 coats collected for the Coats for Kids campaign in 2017 leading to first place honor among elementary schools based on the number of coats donated per enrolled student as well as the grand prize distinction for receiving the highest number of coats donated from a single school
  • Gender ratio: 113 boys/190 girls
  • 12 middle school sports
  • $2,310 was the average financial assistance award provided to students in the 2017-18 

All-Girls Upper School for Grades 9-12

  • 11 Boston University Cardinal Medeiros Scholars since 2005 (The prestigous Cardinal Medeiros scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for graduating seniors from parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Candidates are nominated by their schools and selected based on their academic achievement, leadership ability, and community service.)
  • Class of 2018 AP results: 4 AP Scholars, 2 AP Scholars with Honors, 12 AP Scholars with Distinction
  • 36 graduating seniors from the Class of 2019 earned more than $8.7 million in renewable, merit scholarships 
  • 100% college acceptance
  • 50% of our graduates declared a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), which is higher than the national average
  • All girls' high school grads score 43 points higher on SAT composite scores*
  • All girls' high school grads are more likely to participate in sports and/or extra-curricular activities in college*
  • $3,140 was the average financial assistance award provided to students in the 2017-18

*2009. The Sudikoff Family Institute for Education & New Media. Women Graduates of Single Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and their Transition to College.

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"The small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and supportive community at NDA helped me realize my potential as a student." - Sarah Blackwell '12

Elisa Lellios Director of Admissions

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