Ensuring that every student has a well rounded, experience while at NDA is a priority. All students are strongly encouraged to seek opportunities to develop their skills beyond the classroom.
Student Council: Each class elects five representatives to serve on student council, with a senior serving as Student Council president. This organization wields important influence at the school. Administrators approach the Student Council for input on important decisions about rules and dress code changes, while students throughout the school bring issues to the Student Council to address.
National Honor Society: Junior and senior students, who meet grade point and character standards, are considered for this prestigious service organization. They conduct personal service projects, while leading the Academy in blanket, food, toy, and blood drives, along with other events. NHS also students provide free tutoring after school each day.
Class Leaders: Each class elects class officers to help organize field trips, fun activities, as well as community service opportunities. Class bonding is a high priority at the Academy, and fun is highly valued.
1804 Society: The 1804 Society is a mission and leadership student organization that derives its name from the year that Sr. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN). The society is based on six values: Community, Education, Goodness, Leadership, Service, and Tradition and carries out the SND mission through developing a deeper understanding of the SNDs, the school’s history and NDA’s Catholic identity within and outside the school.
Leadership opportunities also exist in various student clubs.