Lower School News

Recently, members of the Academy of Notre Dame (NDA) community gathered to honor the memory of Benjamin Stangroom. Benjamin, the late son of James and Alanna Stangroom, hold...

Academy of Notre Dame Lower School Student Council members were treated to a private tour and meet and greet at the Massachusetts State House in Boston earlier this month. T...

At the Academy of Notre Dame, World Language class is more than just learning grammar and pronunciation. It’s about creating opportunities for students to use language to ...

From sustainable energy to Native American habitats, students at the Academy of Notre Dame’s (NDA) Lower School are immersed in project-based learning activities.  Wi...

Fourth graders at the Academy of Notre Dame’s Lower School reenacted the Living Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, March 28th as a dramatic culmination of the school&rsqu...

For years, Camp NDA has provided athletic, science and nature-themed summer camp opportunities for hundreds of kids on the 190+-acre campus of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngs...

The expression “Welcome” in Arabic is “ahlan wa sahlan.” That is exactly what students and faculty at the Academy of Notre Dame have extended t...

Connor Beebe of Wakefield knows shoes. Collecting shoes, something which started as a hobby, resulted into a lifelong career. The industrial design graduate, who currently ...

The Academy of Notre Dame earned top honors in the Anton’s Cleaners annual “Coats for Kids School Rewards” program after receiving 540 coat donations from fami...

Editors for the New York Times Bestseller List may be keeping a closer eye on Tyngsboro now after students from the Academy of Notre Dame’s Lower School published their fi...

Everybody’s favorite fireside treat will be featured again this year at the Academy of Notre Dame’s Lower School Open House events.  The annual Open Houses will...

During the season of giving, several Lower School Students from the Academy of Notre Dame were able to give back to their community. Student Council members Sofia Dickinson (...

When the Academy of Notre Dame created their new Makerspace area over the summer, they knew demand was there from students. What they didn’t know is that the tech enthusia...

Veterans were honored and celebrated in several events and activities throughout the Academy of Notre Dame this week. While younger children in the Lower School learned about...

Academy Launches Makerspace

October 13, 2017

Over the Academy of Notre Dame’s 150+ year history, room 310 on the third floor has seen many uses. Starting out as sleeping quarters for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namu...

When middle school students at the Academy of Notre Dame embark on their English studies this year, they can expect a robust unit on the American Poet Emily Dickinson. Over t...

A dedication more than a year in the making came to fruition on Monday, August 28, as a new playground structure at the Academy of Notre Dame was dedicated to Mrs. Ann Coddaire ...

When students in the Academy’s Early Years program return to campus in a few weeks, they’ll be introduced to many new program initiatives. In addition to the new ...

The early childhood years are a critical point in your child's lifelong learning experience.  Deciding on an early education program for your child is an important...

A typical day in pre-school and kindergarten may seem like it’s all just fun and games, but really there’s a whole lot of learning going on.  The “Earl...

Academy STEAMs Forward

April 11, 2017

Most parents of school-aged children know the acronym STEM and what it means.  For much of the last decade, many school curriculums have been shaped around the four discipl...

Teaching children what they need to know for life is not just a saying at the Academy of Notre Dame, it is part of the school mission. Starting February 27th, the Academy’...

Life is loaded with opportunity and that’s just what the van Opstal family of Dracut was looking to provide their sons, Timothy and Andrew, a year and a half ago when they...

Who doesn’t like gooey roasted marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers? The favorite fireside treat will be featured this year at the Academy of Notr...

A Man of Many Ties

January 17, 2017

Firm, but nurturing; fair and respectful. These are just some of the many attributes that characterize one of the most beloved and dedicated teachers at the Academy of Notre Dam...