Notre Dame's phasing system ensures that each student learns at the level and pace that is right for her. Beginning in grade 9, a student's achievements determine her level of work in math, science, social studies, English and foreign language. In essence, phase 2 courses are designed to strengthen skills required in a college prep program. Phases 3 and 4 provide progressively greater challenges and more in-depth study. Phase 5 is offered to students with exceptional ability and a desire to work above the college preparatory level. A student can move up or down a phase if necessary, and she can be in different phases in different subjects.
The phasing system at NDP is unique in that it is designed to meet the needs of all of our students. It allows the girls the opportunity to achieve to their highest academic potential in numerous courses of study.
Laurie Jones, principal, Notre Dame Preparatory School