The History of Notre Dame Academy
Foundations For A Lifetime Of Fulfillment
Two years later, in the Fall of 2005, Notre Dame Academy was opened. The school commenced at its temporary location at University of San Diego High School for grades K-8 while construction was completed on the St. Therese grounds. There were 82 students enrolled. In January of 2006, Sr. Marie Pascale (NDA's current Principal/President), joined Sister Gabriel Marie and Sister Marie Carmen, as the school opened at its current and permanent location. In 2016 Sister Angelique Therese joined NDA to help instruct the 300 plus students attending the Academy, from Preschool through 8th grade.
Every year we proudly graduate approximately 50 8th grade students, who attend their top choice of high school. Led by the Sisters, Notre Dame Academy continually provides its’ students with the necessary foundation to build a lifetime of fulfillment. We are so grateful to the all the Sisters who have turned their dream into a reality.
Our Mission & Values
Higher Purpose. Higher Learning.
Notre Dame Academy is founded on the commitment of a whole-child education. We are dedicated to helping every child discover their full potential through a blend of traditional and sophisticated learning. We understand you want a nurturing yet challenging environment that prepares your child for a lifetime of fulfillment and to grow up with a strong foundation in Christian values. It’s our purpose to foster the faith, confidence, intelligence, and unity that allows our students to be cultivators of opportunity and stewards of our earth and Christ’s love.
A Rich Cultural Experience, Right Here At Home
From our beloved sisters to our thriving arts and sports programs, Notre Dame Academy embraces global citizenship and academic excellence every day. NDA students experience a cultural richness and degree of education completely unique to any school in America.
Our Pledge To You
We pledge to nurture every child to their fullest potential; to be an enclave of creativity and culture, rigor and reward, faith and family; to challenge and to inspire; to learn and to laugh; and to lay a lasting foundation for a promising tomorrow.
Faithful Catholic Christian Witnesses
We pray. We are kind.
Diligent And Lifelong Learners
We are hard workers. We are good listeners.
We are humble. We are grateful.
We are respectful. We are honest.
One Family, Run by Sisters, Always Caring.
Our Faculty & Staff
Challenging Minds To Change The World.
Sister Marie Pascale
Assistant Principal, Campus Culturelperkins@ndasd.org
Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instructionjwick@ndasd.org
Director of Staff and Student Communicationclinxwiler@ndasd.org
Controller and Admissionsslong@ndasd.org
Pre-School - 8th Grade Homeroom Teachers
Preschool – Rm. PSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool — PSemail@example.com
Preschool — PSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Kinder Prep — KPemail@example.com
Kinder Prep — KPfirstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Director & Kinder Prep — KPemail@example.com
Kindergarten — K-Rm2tlindsey@ndasd.org
1st Grade — 1-Rm1sjohnston@ndasd.org
2nd Grade — 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade — 4 email@example.com
4th Grade — 4-Rm2asilk@ndasd.org
5th Grade — 5-Rm2, 5th-6th Social Studies, 5-2 Religion, LRCcsiragusa@ndasd.org
5th Grade — Rm. 5-1, 5th-6th Math, 5-1 ELAmmahar@ndasd.org
6th Grade — Rm. 6-1, 5th-6th Science, 5-1 Religionmscioscia@ndasd.org
7th Grade — Rm. 7-1, Algebra, 8th Math, Acc. 6th, Acc 7thRbartlett@ndasd.org
On-Site Sub – 7th Grade Mathlpirolli@ndasd.org
7th Grade — 7-Rm2, 6th-8th Grade Religionmkrupa@ndasd.org
8th Grade — 8-Rm1, 7th-8th ELAroday@ndasd.org
8th Grade — 8-Rm2, 7th-8th Social Studies, Geometry, 7th & Kinder PEjnolen@ndasd.org
Specialized Faculty & Support Teachers
2nd-5th Tech, 5th Math, 6th-8th Digital Media, 2-rm firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Education email@example.com
2nd-8th Art/Music, Kinder STEAM, Choirsdeskin@ndasd.org
Science Lab, 7th-8th Science & STEAMddeloux@ndasd.org
Sister Gabriel Marie
Spanish, Day Caresrgabrielmarie@ndasd.org
Sister Angelique Therese
Spanish, Day Caresrangeliquetherese@ndasd.org
K-1st Tech, Reading Specialist, Teacher's Coachkweston@ndasd.org