Opportunity Lives Where Academics Happen

What Is Special Today, Is Significant Tomorrow.

Celebration of our students is an important part of student growth and building up each of their strengths. Awards and Honors are given to those who have worked hard as an encouragement to keep learning and developing. It is important to challenge each of our students to strive to do their best in everything while giving them a sound work ethic.

Honor Roll

At the end of each academic semester, eligible students are recognized on academic and/or Citizenship Honor Rolls. The following criteria are used in the selection process:

Citizenship Honor Roll

This roll will include students in grades 1-3 who receive an ‘O’ (Outstanding) mark in Citizenship on their report card. Students in grades 4-8 must receive at least an ‘A’ (93% or above) in Responsible Behavior.

Academic Honor Roll

This roll includes students in grades 5-8 who maintain a 3.00 – 3.74 overall average in the basic subject areas. Basic subject areas include Literature, Writing, Spelling, Math, Social Science/History, Religion, and Science. No grade below ‘C’ (below a 73%) is acceptable in any course for student to be included on Academic Honor Roll.

Principal’s Honor Roll

This roll includes students in grades 5-8 who maintain a 3.75 or higher overall average in the basic subject areas. Basic subject areas include Literature, Writing, Spelling, Math, Social Science/History, Religion, and Science. No grade below ‘B’ (below an 83%) is acceptable in any course for student to be included on Principal’s Honor Roll.

Further Recognition

  • Gold Medal Reading
  • Sports Awards
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Science Fair Recognition
  • Student Council Awards
  • Choir Participation Awards
  • Mission Childhood Association Awards
  • Leadership Awards (sponsored by local high schools)

Christian Witness Award

The Christian Witness Award is a monthly award based upon the Christian behaviors displayed inside and outside of the classroom by the children. The children are recognized based upon their positive attitude to do their best and willingness to display God’s love.

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,