Notre Dame Academy Educating Young Women to Make a Difference

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Mission/Philosophy

Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school dedicated to educating young women to make a difference by living Gospel values. 
 
Notre Dame Academy nurtures the development of the whole person by recognizing the dignity, uniqueness, and potential of each student. The educational program promotes excellence and features a value-centered, rigorous, college preparatory curriculum, enhanced by technology and extra-curricular activities. NDA cultivates the academic and leadership potential of each student and provides the tools to develop self-confidence and strong habits of mind. Celebrating its rich heritage and diversity, NDA cherishes each student as a reflection of God’s goodness and prepares her to lead a life characterized by spiritual and moral growth, academic excellence, social responsibility, and a love of learning.

In light of Church teaching, Notre Dame Academy acknowledges that parents/guardians are the primary educators of their children and therefore partners with them to promote the growth of each student. Committed to forming women of faith, Notre Dame Academy cultivates an environment in which students are empowered to live Catholic values, witness to God’s goodness and provident care, and put their faith into action. Providing myriad opportunities for prayer, reflection, and service, Notre Dame Academy encourages lifelong participation in the Church as well as in the local and global community.

Notre Dame Academy is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association. In 1992 and again in 1996, the United States Department of Education named Notre Dame Academy a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence, a blue ribbon school. The most recent WASC evaluation (Spring 2013) resulted in a full six-year accreditation.