Our Story

Welcome to Notre Dame Academy!  It is my hope that this site will give you an overview of the mission and offerings of Notre Dame Academy and inspire you to join our wonderful, faith-filled community.

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As an independent Catholic school sponsored by the Marist Order, I am pleased to present you with our Early Years, Lower, Middle, and Upper School programs. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School teaching the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to our Pre-K2 through 5th Grade students.  This year will continue our instruction of the IB's Middle Years Programme (MYP) to our Middle School and Upper School students as we received formal confirmation that our school is an authorized IB World School for the five-year MYP. Our highly-qualified and nurturing faculty and administration deliver an academic curriculum of the highest standards using state-of-the-art technology that prepares students to thrive in an increasingly global society. Notre Dame students also receive an academic program based on best practices that are integrated with the teaching of the Catholic Church.

The rigorous academic program incorporates weekly instruction in Spanish (and/or French in the Upper School), art, music, media center, and science lab. In addition to the demanding academic program, the students receive daily physical fitness. Together as a school community, we worship on Mondays with the celebration of Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Another distinctive offering is our Service Learning Program. Throughout the school year, students partner with 13 non-profit organizations to perform age-appropriate service projects, study specific societal problems related to the service partners’ challenges, and realize their call to be part of the solution.

It is an exciting time for our school community.  We welcomed our inaugural Freshman class last fall and we are excited to welcome our first 10th grade class this year.  Notre Dame Academy will continue to be rich in the Catholic faith and Marist charisms, and our mission and values will stay integrated into our core offerings.  I encourage you and your family to visit our school and experience for yourself the extraordinary learning environment that we offer.

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Debra Orr

Head of School