Building The Foundations For Lifelong Achievement

Notre Dame Academy – Like No Other.

Student life is vibrant, active, friendly, and connected at Notre Dame Academy. Our school offers countless outlets to make friends, exercise talents, and serve others in the community. It is the norm here to be engaged in activities outside the classroom, to take on leadership roles, and to try out new pursuits.

Community Service

The Feeling You Get Here Is Unexplainable.

Altar Serving

Students in grades 5 – 8 are invited to serve St. Therese of Carmel Parish as Altar Servers. After approval by the Pastor and initial training, students will be scheduled to serve for various parish Masses on weekends and at school Masses. Ongoing training is a requirement. Time served as Altar Servers may be counted for Christian service hours.

Mission Outreach

Each year, Notre Dame Academy sponsors a number of outreach projects to help the less fortunate. The majority of these outreach projects, spearheaded by the students, benefit the local community.

Middle School Service Hours

These service hours are a requirement 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Service hours may include assisting in the school, at the Church, or in the community. Students may perform service outside of NDA. If service hours are performed for an organization, the organization must be a non-profit organization. If service is done for an individual, it must be approved in advance by the Principal. Each student is responsible to turn in the Student Service Hours Record Sheet on the due date to their homeroom teacher. Service requirements are as follows:

  • 6th Grade- 10 Hours
  • 7th Grade- 15 Hours
  • 8th Grade- 20 Hours

Officers of Student Council are required to perform forty (40) hours of Christian service during the school year.

Student Service Hours Form

Annual Traditions

Yearly Events, Galas, and Celebrations.

Notre Dame Academy is a school that is rooted in traditions. Our students, parents, teachers, staff, and Sisters are all familiar with our slogan, “One Family, Always United”. Annual traditions on campus are a wonderful way for all of the NDA community members to come together, celebrate as a family, and bond.

While some of the traditions that we celebrate have been passed down in the NDA family for several years, others are more recently established for our students to enjoy. Here are a few of Notre Dame Academy’s unforgettable traditions:

Fall
  • Golf Tournament & Welcome Dinner
  • 8th Grade Pin Mass
  • The Sisters’ Anniversary Play
  • Crepe Day
  • Movie Night on Dolphin Field
  • Oktoberfest
  • Circle of Thanks (an all school Thanksgiving prayer service)
Winter
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Play
  • Jessie Tree (7th Grade Christmas prayer service)
  • Christmas Play & Program
  • Last Supper Vignette (6th Grade Holy Thursday prayer service)
  • Bonsoir Dinner & Dance Fundraising Gala
  • Grandparent’s Day & Art Expose
Spring
  • May Crowning
  • Petite’s “Let Us Shine” Parent’s Program
  • Talent Show
  • Spelling Bee
  • 8th Grade Tribute Dinner
  • 8th Grade Graduation Mass
  • End of Year Recognition Assembly
  • Field Day
After School Enrichment

Notre Dame Academy offers a full menu of after school enrichment opportunities for students. Classes take place after school on-site Monday through Friday afternoons. Enrichment classes are offered for fall, winter, and spring sessions with registration and program information communicated through our weekly newsletter.Your student can select from a variety of after school programs throughout the school year including:

  • Ballet
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Chess Club
  • Mad Science
  • Robotics
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • Monart
  • Thought STEM Computer Programming Class
  • NDA Sports
Extracurricular Activities

At NDA we offer several extracurricular activities, as well as After School Enrichment programs. The extracurricular activities that students can participate in are as follows:

  • Student Council
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Choir
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Junior Varsity Sports (5th-6th Grades)
  • Varsity Sports (7th-8th Grades)

Kind Words About Us

  • Blessed To Be A Part Of The NDA Family...
    "“During the last 11 years our three children have been blessed to be a part of the NDA family and all consider NDA to be their home away from home.
    The fact that the school is led by the Sisters of L’Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond has provided our children with a unique experience in which the Sisters and teaching staff strive to challenge them academically, and expose them to various languages, all the while strengthening their Catholic Faith and character development”"

    Veronica and Jeff K. – Parents,

  • A Strong Moral Foundation For Our Kids...
    "At NDA, we sincerely feel we are part of a larger family! In addition to the Catholic education with the lovely Sisters that help create a strong moral foundation for our kids, we love that the teachers and staff care about not only educating our kids scholastically, but are also sincerely intent on motivating our kids to be the best version of themselves in a variety of important ways, such as socially and benevolently."

    G.G. B. – Parent,

  • NDA Is Not Just A School, It’s A Place To Grow...
    "NDA is not just a school, it’s a place to grow and experience the world around you with not just your classmates, but with your “family” that has good Catholic values instilled in them."

    Sal S. – Alumni Class of 2015,

  • NDA Is My Second Family...
    "NDA is my second family, a community where I have developed lifelong friendships and learned invaluable lessons from mentors that will forever guide me into my future endeavors."

    Isabella R. – Alumni Class of 2018,

  • Dedicated Teachers And Staff...
    "We chose NDA because of its French program. Little did we know that we were picking a home away from home. Dedicated teachers and staff, a strong academic program, a safe environment, and a close group of friends make NDA a great school!
    "

    Robbie B. – Parent,