Applying to Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year in Pre-K2 through 11th grade. 

CLICK HERE to access the online application for Notre Dame Academy.

Interested in touring our school? CLICK HERE to schedule a tour here. We also provide shadow opportunities for students once they have submitted an online application.  

Admissions Philosophy

Notre Dame Academy seeks to accept children with average to above average intelligence who exhibit initiative in learning in and out of the classroom, as well as compassion for others. Acceptance at Notre Dame Academy is based on a number of factors:

  • Prior to Kindergarten, applicants are first come, first served
  • Applicants are age appropriate to grade level (i.e., applicants for Kindergarten must be five by September 1)
  • Applicants Kindergarten age and older are considered in order of:
  1. demonstrated commitment to the practice of the Catholic faith
  2. demonstrated commitment to another faith
  3. non-active Catholic families
  4. all other families
  • Notre Dame provides a sibling preference for those who apply prior to the 1st grade to enable families to send their children to school together
  • Demonstrated congruence between earned grades on report cards and standardized test scores (preferably ITBS, CogAt, CTP-4)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Results of Placement Test for Grades 1-8

International Baccalaureate Admissions Policy

All students enrolled at Notre Dame Academy are part of one of the age-appropriate International Baccalaureate programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Pre-K4 through fifth grade; the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for sixth through tenth grade; and the Diploma Programme (DP) for eleventh and twelfth grade.  

Admission to these Programmes is inclusive, not exclusive, and there will be no separate application process required.


    Notre Dame Academy, an Independent Marist Catholic school, invites students and families from all walks of life to explore our website and visit our campus. In keeping with the Marist tradition, approximately 75% of our students are Catholic and approximately 25% of our students are of other faiths. Notre Dame Academy embraces cultural diversity and welcomes all religious faiths.

    Notre Dame Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

    October 2016 - February 2017: Upper School applicants schedule SSAT testing  

    February 13, 2017: Admissions Application Deadline and Financial Assistance Application Deadline 

    April 1, 2017: AAAIS Notification Date  

    If you have additional questions, please contact the Admissions Office via email or at (678) 387-9385.