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.

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.

Got Grit Award

To have grit means you have courage and show the strength of character.  A person with true grit has passion and perseverance. Goals are set and followed through. A person who works really hard to follow through on commitments has true grit. A student with grit demonstrates persistence and resilience. Persistence is that drive that helps you keep working even when you want to quit.  Persistence is important to get you through the challenge and because often spending the time and effort when it's needed keeps you from a more difficult outcome later. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress, adversity, failure, or challenges. It’s not something that people either have or don’t have; it’s a skill that people develop as they grow. Once a month, teachers nominate students for the Got Grit Award.


Kind Words About Us
  • NDA Is Committed To Developing A Well-Rounded, Highly Conscientious And Compassionate Individual...
    "We knew NDA was the school for our daughter when seeing the Sisters interact with the children. Their love and commitment is evident and irrefutable. We love the combination of an academic and a faith focused environment. This loving combination is unmatched. I would tell my friends that NDA is committed to developing a well-rounded, highly conscientious and compassionate individual. The loving staff is focused on developing wonderful human beings."
    Monica & Justin P. – 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,