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Middle Level Gateway Merit Award
Middle Level Gateway Academic Achievement Award

NDP is pleased to announce a special merit award for high-achieving 5th-grade students applying for admission to Notre Dame Prep’s 6th-grade class. The award is valued at $4,000 and a recipient will have it all three years that she attends the Middle Level.

In order to receive a Middle Level Gateway Academic Award, a student must meet the following criteria:  

Followed admissions’ processes for admissions to Notre Dame Prep and made an application for admission consideration. 

  • Have an A on her 1st quarter 5th-grade report card in English/Reading AND math
  • Score in the 90th percentile or higher on her 2018 standardized test scores:
    • Catholic school applicants—Iowa scores in the following areas:            
      • Total Reading, Total Math, and Language    
    • Public school applicants—PARCC: Level 5 in both Reading and Math
    • Independent school applicants—Iowa or ERB in the following areas:          
      •  Total math, reading comprehension, total reading and/or language if available
  • Score 7, 8 or 9 on the ISEE in all four testing areas:  
    • Reading Comprehension and Verbal Reasoning   
    • Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning