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Class of 2027

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Welcome to the Academy of Notre Dame's Class of 2027 page! We are so happy you have chosen to learn more about NDA when considering your Upper School options. Student life at NDA is vibrant - clubs and activities, athletics, community service opportunities, and travel abroad options are part of the high school experience. Our students are truly the heart of the school and each individual plays an important role in the shared experience of being an NDA Lancer.

If you are interested in visiting NDA, individual tours are available by appointment. Please complete a tour form or contact the Admissions Office at 978-649-7611, ext. 351 or [email protected] to make your appointment. Tours are available during the active school day and are hosted by the Director of Admissions, Mrs. Charlotte Kelly and an NDAmbassador.


Students are encouraged to become a Lancer for the Day and shadow with one of our high school students. This is one of the BEST ways to see if NDA is right for YOU!


Applicants interested in the Upper School are encouraged to apply by the December 31st priority deadline. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis after the priority deadline, but students are encouraged to inquire and apply at any time. 

In order to start an application, please complete an inquiry form on the NDA website. After the inquiry is submitted, students may apply through the admissions portal (Veracross) or complete the Standard Application Online (SAO) on the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) website

The Upper School application requirements are as follows: 

  • Completed Online Application
  • Essay
  • One of two placement tests:
    • Boston Archdiocesan High School Placement Test (HSPT
    • Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT
  • Official copies of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade school transcripts
  • Official copies of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade standardized test results
  • Recommendation from a current teacher 
  • Recommendation from current principal or guidance counselor
  • Copy of IEP/504 Plan, if applicable
  • Interview with the Director of Admissions
  • Application fee of $50


NDA proctors the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on-site every November. The HSPT is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th and testing starts promptly at 9:00AM. Students have three hours to complete the exam; each section is divided by subject area and is timed. To learn more about the HSPT and to register for a session at NDA, please go to the Scholastic Testing Services website. If you have already registered for an exam elsewhere, please add the NDA school code of 537 in order for your scores to be forwarded to the Academy. NDA also accepts the SSAT for placement test scores. Please go to the SSAT website for more information.


November 3rd

Upper School Open House 

November 19th

High School Placement Test (HSPT) 

December 31st

Upper School Application Priority Deadline

January 30th 

Application Decisions Announced 

February 9th

Upper School Accepted Student Night

March 15th

Enrollment Deadline & Deposit Due 

NDA has a diverse student body with outstanding athletes, gifted artists, and high-achieving scholars. The Class of 2022 was a dynamic group of young men and young women who were accepted at more than 85 colleges and universities. The Class of 2022 earned over $14 MILLION DOLLARS in 4-year renewable merit scholarships.




Sarah Houston, Valedictorian for the Class of 2022, started at NDA in Pre-Kindergarten 4 and truly was a lifelong learner at the Academy. Sarah was said to have an admirable "composure and dedication to her studies". Sarah played tennis, was a gifted writer, and a compassionate and kind friend to all.  From the neighboring state of New Hampshire, Sarah found the time to be as involved as an NDAmbassador during her senior year and participated in Open House and on-site visits for prospective students. Sarah's determination and natural gift for connecting with others will serve her well at Bentley University, where she is an Economics and Finance major.

EmmaEmma O'Gorman, Salutatorian of the Class of 2022, started at NDA in 9th grade after attending Saint Michael School. Described as driven, engaged, and endlessly curious, Emma excelled in the classroom and as part of the student body. She was one of the three captains of the tennis team and a founding member of the Science Club. Emma was well known for her compassion for others and she truly lived by the Golden Rule. She was respectful and thoughtful and was a true representative of the social and emotional aptitude needed for our young people. Her twin sister, Maya, was also a graduating member of the Class of 2022. Emma is now enrolled at Boston College, where she is majoring in Biology.