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International Program

 Welcome to Notre Dame Academy!

Bienvenue! ようこそ! Willkommen! 欢迎! ¡Bienvenidos! 

An organically diverse community of learners since 1949 Notre Dame Academy has been hosting international students since 1989. We have successfully welcomed students from our sister schools in Germany and India, as well as short-term, one year, or multi-year students from Chile, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China. A rigorous, college-preparatory school with a wide range of enrichment activities, NDA embraces the unique gifts of each student, tailoring our curriculum to ignite your passions, build character and deepen your faith. With personalized learning at the heart of our approach, we empower students to grow academically, spiritually and socially, equipping future leaders to make an impact in tomorrow’s world. International students considering NDA must be academically strong and possess relatively strong English skills.

NDA also celebrates the rich diversity of our community each spring with Heritage Week, consisting of a stage presentation, prayer service, food tasting, and cultural costume showcase. Many of our students also take a school trip abroad each spring or summer, including exciting places like Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Spain, and England in recent years.

Notre Dame Academy's International Program: A Partnership with The Cambridge Institute of International Education

Notre Dame Academy is proud to collaborate with The Cambridge Institute of International Education to offer a premier international student program. This partnership ensures that students are well-prepared for their journey abroad before arriving and receive continuous support throughout their academic year at NDA.

Students from China, Korea, and Vietnam are required to apply through The Cambridge Institute, which provides comprehensive assistance and guidance from the application process to integration into our school community.

Discover how our international program, in partnership with The Cambridge Institute, helps students thrive in a new cultural and academic environment.

International Student Application Link

Information for Other International Applicants

Students from other countries and regions may inquire directly with our admissions department by emailing We are willing to consider students who are interested and have the ability to secure a student visa and private housing with family, friends, or through a reputable exchange program.

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Admissions Associate