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Welcome to NDP Academics

Notre Dame Preparatory School is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls grades 6-12 rooted in the tradition of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking are central to Notre Dame’s academic program. Our students challenge themselves and succeed in a rigorous and exciting program of study, led by an experienced, talented and committed faculty.

NDP’s Middle Level serves adolescent girls who possess both the motivation and the ability to succeed in a rigorous academic curriculum while immersed in the spiritual and extracurricular life of the school. Developmentally appropriate, the program features engaging and active learning that spans all disciplines.  After completing the Middle Level experience, our students are prepared for high school having become more loving, just, and wise.

NDP’s Upper Level college prep curriculum provides all classes required for admission into the nation’s leading colleges and universities and includes:

  • 150+ courses, including 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • Electives in art, music, writing, economics, social issues, drama, and major subject areas
  • A unique multi-phased approach to learning enabling each student to work at her own level of ability in each subject.  
  • Special programs in STEAM (STEM + Art) and the Bette Ellis O’Conor Humanities Program allow the student to focus her interest.

Each year, 100% of NDP seniors gain admission to the country’s most competitive colleges and universities, are inducted into 10 honor societies, receive National Merit recognition, and attain high scores on both SAT and AP exams. In addition to their academic achievements, they win awards in drama, art, essay writing, and music, demonstrating that Notre Dame Preparatory School students are well-rounded as they are well prepared.