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Philosophy

The philosophy of athletics at Notre Dame Preparatory School is an extension of our school’s mission statement and school community.  Our student athletes learn more than just winning humbly and losing gracefully.  It is about the growth and development of our athletes as young adults.  An NDP athlete not only improves their athletic ability, but rather learns what it means to part of a team, to build on their teammates talents, to respect their teammates, opponents, officials; and the rules of the game.  Student athletes learn the human values of self-discipline, hard work, perseverance, confidence, tolerance, and leadership.  The coaching staff stresses sportsmanship, responsibility, and commitment.  Our athletic program is defined by how our athletes embrace the core values, good character, and fulfill the school mission statement.

Over the past decade, Notre Dame has seen student participation in sports double. Today, nearly half of all NDP students participate in one of 15 interscholastic sports during the school year, and even more play intramurals. Teams compete in: badminton, basketball, crew, cross country, field hockey, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and winter soccer.  NDP athletes have garnered recent championships in tennis, basketball, badminton, golf, and lacrosse, giving the school an outstanding performance record.  The school is a member of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM).