Become Your Very Best at the Academy of Notre Dame!

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
Early Years (Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten), Lower School (1-5), Middle School (6-8)
  • Early Years program begins at 2.9 years old by September 1st 
  • Students must be fully potty trained
  • 700 MakerSpace projects completed by students in a year
  • 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 
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
  • 54 graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 earned more than $13 million in renewable, merit scholarships 
  • 100% college acceptance
  • 90% of the Class of 2018 report acceptance to first choice or high interest schools
  • 50% of our graduates declared a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), which is higher than the national average


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Charlotte Kelly
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