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At A Glance

The School Day:

Early Years Campus (Preschool-Kindergarten): 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lower School (Grades 1-5): 8:10 AM - 3:10 PM

Middle School (Grades 6-8): 8:20 AM - 3:30 PM

    • Middle School Tutorial (optional): 7:50 AM - 8:20 AM

Upper School (Grades 9 & 10): 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    • Upper Tutorial (optional): 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Academics:

  • Average class size for grades Pre-K through 2nd is 18.
  • Average class size for 3rd through 8th is 22.
  • Student to teacher ratio is approximately 12:1.
  • In 2014, the composite scores for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) were in the 90th percentile or higher for national norms.
  • All faculty and staff participate in annual professional development.

Students:

  • Current student enrollment is 564, with 52% male and 48% female.
  • 75% of our population identifies as Catholic while 25% identify with another faith.
  • Approximately 38% of the student population is African-American, Hispanic, European, and Asian and East Indian.
  • 20 different languages are spoken in the homes of our 357 ND Academy families.

Facilities:

  • Two campuses are within half a mile of each other serving over 550 students.
  • The Early Years Campus serves students in Pre-K2 through Kindergarten.
  • The Lower, Middle School and Upper School campuses serve students in grades 1st through 10th.
  • Construction on the Upper School Campus (which includes a multi-purpose building) opened to our inaugural 9th grade class in the fall of 2015.
  • 31 classrooms, 2 media centers, 1 Cooperative Learning Center and 1 Production Studio
  • 2 playgrounds, 1 basketball area and soccer fields in the back for daily physical fitness for grades Pre-K through 5th.

Technology:

  • Every Middle School student receives an iPad for use throughout the school year.
  • Every Upper School student receives an iPad and a MacBook for use throughout the school year.
  • 6 Carts with 24 MacBook Airs each.
  • 5 MacBooks in each homeroom for grades Kindergarten through 2nd.
  • 5 iPads in each homeroom for Preschool classes.

Programs:

  • Authorized as an International Baccalaureate School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Pre-K3 - 5th grade.
  • Currently a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades 6-10 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11-12.
  • Students in grades Pre-K through 5 participate in daily physical education.
  • Students participate in year-long service learning projects with partners in and around the Atlanta area.
  • Students in grades 5 through 8 grade participate in overnight field trips.
  • "CampusPlus" before and after school programs are available for all students, and provide supervised care and age-appropriate activities from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.
  • Students participate in a variety of after-school athletic programs and educational clubs.

2015-16 STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

The following demographic and enrollment data represents the diverse student enrollment at Notre Dame Academy for the 2015-16 academic year. Diversity is one of the distinctive qualities of Notre Dame Academy. As a Catholic and IB World School located in the heart of Gwinnett County, we are pleased that our student body of 560+ students mirrors the community in which we are located.

Gender:

  • Female = 48%
  • Male = 52%

ETHNICITY:

  • 38% = Non-Caucasian
  • 62% = Caucasian

Native Languages:

In addition to English, there are 20 different languages spoken in the homes of our 355 Notre Dame Academy families, including (but not limited to): Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Maragoli, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Twi and Urdu.

Religious Affiliation:

  • 75% = Catholic
  • 25% = Non-Catholic

Financial Aid:

19% of students receive Tuition Assistance through Notre Dame Academy and/or the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.

Test Scores:

  • The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is a nationally-recognized standardized test that measures performance through apercentile rank on the scores of all students in the same grade level nationwide.
  • In 2014-15, Notre Dame Academy Middle School composite scores were in the 90th percentile for national school norms .
  • The 2014-15 Middle School ITBS composite scores for national school norms are outlined below:
  • 8th grade at ND Academy = 94%
  • 7th grade at ND Academy = 96%
  • 6th grade at ND Academy = 90%

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.