A Beloved Private Catholic School Nestled In Carmel Valley.
Welcoming All — Building Foundations For A Lifetime Of Fulfillment.
School HistoryIn September 1988, the Order of Union-Chrétienne de Saint Chaumond sent a small group of Sisters from France to California; with the mission of opening a school in America. Although these Sisters taught in France, they needed time to comprehend the Californian Education system – as well as the vastly contrasting culture. Over the following fifteen years, teaching high school in Southern California, the Sisters were afforded the opportunity to become experts in both! During this time, the Sisters spent years looking and praying for the perfect school site. When finally, in March 2003, their prayers were answered. Sister Agnes Clisson and Sister Anne Perrin traveled to San Diego to meet with the Pastor of St. Therese of Carmel, Father Nicholas Dempsey, about opening a private Catholic school on the grounds of St. Therese of Carmel Parish. Father Nick had been hoping to add a school to the Parish so he was thrilled with the Sisters’ proposal. Two years later, in the Fall of 2005, Notre Dame Academy was opened, soon becoming one of the most respected Carmel Valley Schools. The academy 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. Founded by the Sisters, and now under the governance of St. Therese of Carmel Parish, Notre Dame Academy continually provides its’ students with the necessary foundation to build a lifetime of fulfillment.
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
Join the Humble Community of Notre Dame Academy
Through strength and dignity, 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.
Catholic schools are rich in positive merits, forming an everlasting influence on its students.
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.
The Founders of the Sisters’ Order
One Family, Run by Sisters, Always Caring.
Our Faculty & Staff
Challenging Minds To Change The World.
Fr. Chris Tozzi
Early Childhood Directormamador@ndasd.org
Pre-School - 8th Grade Homeroom Teachers
Preschool — PSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool – Rm. PSemail@example.com
Kinder Prep - Kpfirstname.lastname@example.org
Kinder Prep — KPemail@example.com
Kinder Prep - KP firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten Instructional Aidebraines@ndasd.org
1st Grade email@example.com
4th Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Rm email@example.com
6th Homeroom, Mathmakiki@ndasd.org
7-2 Homeroom — 7th Humanitiesjgreniger@ndasd.org
7th Homeroom, 7th-8th Scienceddeloux@ndasd.org
8-1 Homeroom, 7th/8th Math, 8th Religionmmahar@ndasd.org
8-2 HR, 8th Humanitiesnbakht@ndasd.org
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Specialized Faculty & Support Teachers
Physical Education /Athletic Dir.firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Resource Teacherlpirolli@ndasd.org
Learning Resource Directorjdunne@ndasd.org