Step into our saddles! Applying to NDP is simple!

Click on the links below to begin your Blazer journey!
If applying for an off-grade—7th or 8th in the middle school or 10th or 11th in the high school—space may be limited in those classes.

Upper Level

List of 7 items.

  • Schedule the Shadow Day

    Shadows run on designated days beginning in September and run through December; if there is a demand, January shadows days will be added. Complete the inquiry form to begin scheduling your daughter’s shadow day. A shadow day, which includes the student interview/conversation with an admissions counselor, is a required part of the admissions and application process.

    Schedule a Shadow Day Here!

    An NDP counselor will follow up with you within 48 hours of submitting the shadow inquiry form (weekends excluded), confirm the date of the school visit, and provide in-depth details on what to bring and what to expect. 
  • NDP Open House

    Save the date! Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Join our students, faculty and admissions team for an in-depth tour. Experience all the NDP has to offer your daughter and your family. Last tour begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Application Deadline Dates

    NDP offers tiered early-bird application deadline dates. Apply between any of the timeframes below, and see what your application fee will be: 
    • August 1-September 30: fee waived 
    • October 1-October 31: $35 
    • November 1 – November 30: $50 
    • December 1- December 20: $75 
    • December 21: $100 
    • February 1- end of school year: $125 
  • School Transcripts

    As part of the application process, parents/guardians will complete and sign a transcript release form (TRF). The TRF should not be submitted to the student’s school before or around October 15, 2021. NDP needs a completed first quarter 8th-grade report card, in addition to final report cards from 6th and 7th graders and any standardized test scores. Click here for a copy of the TRF. This applies only to public school and independent school applicants. NOTE: Parochial applicants have their transcripts automatically sent to NDP.
  • Testing

    Ninth Grade (9th) applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) as part of NDP’s admissions process. The HSPT is administered in a variety of ways:
    • All catholic school applicants will test on December 1 at their schools. Students are required to test at their schools unless there is a reason they cannot.
    • Public and independent school applicants will have the option to test on one of two dates – Saturday, December 4, 2021, or Saturday, December 11, 2021. NDP is a test site on December 4. While we would love for your daughter to test with NDP on Dec. 4, she should take the tests where it is most convenient for her. Please refer to the HSPT information on the Grade 9 Admissions page.
  • Decision Period

    •  Wednesday, February 16 after 4:00 p.m.: Admissions decision letters mailed via USPS 
    • Thursday, February 17, after 4:00 p.m.:  Congratulatory Email to all Accepted Students 
    • Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 4:30-6:30 p.m.:  Welcome Reception for Accepted/Incoming 9th Grade Students 
    • Thursday, March 3, 2022:  Mini Gym Meet for All Accepted Students – See What Sisterhood is All About! 
    • Please look at the NDP Admissions Calendar of Events for a list of all accepted student activities during the decision period. 
    • Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:00 p.m.: Deposit Deadline to secure your daughter’s place at NDP for the 2022-2023 year 
  • After Enrolling

    Saturday, March 12, 2022 – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.:   All incoming ninth-graders are expected to test in three subjects: math, English, and global language. More information will follow upon enrollment.

    It is the goal of the NDP admissions team to provide a personal, comprehensive admissions process for each interested student and family. Please visit our website for a comprehensive listing of admissions events and activities beginning in the fall and culminating through the Decision Period.

    Email Admissions@notredameprep.com with questions.  See you at the Prep! 

Middle Level

List of 7 items.

  • Schedule the Shadow Day

    Shadows run on designated days beginning in October and run through December; if there is a demand, January shadows days will be added. Complete the inquiry form to begin scheduling your daughter’s shadow day. A shadow day, which includes the student interview/conversation with an admissions counselor, is a required part of the admissions and application process. CLICK HERE FOR SHADOW DAY FORM LINK 

    An NDP counselor will follow up with you within 48 hours of submitting the shadow inquiry form (weekends excluded), confirm the date of the school visit, and provide in-depth details on what to bring and what to expect. 
  • NDP Open House

    Save the date! Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Join our students, faculty, and admissions team for an in-depth tour. Experience all the NDP has to offer your daughter and your family. Last tour begins at 11:30 a.m. Click o this link to pre-register.
  • Application Deadline Dates

    DP offers tiered early-bird application deadline dates. Apply between any of the timeframes below, and see what your application fee will be: 
    • August 1-September 30: fee waived 
    • October 1-October 31: $35 
    • November 1 – November 30: $50 
    • December 1- December 20: $75 
    • December 21: $100 
    • February 1- end of school year: $125 
  • School Transcripts

    As part of the application process, parents/guardians will complete and sign a transcript release form (TRF). The TRF should not be submitted to the student’s school before or around October 15, 2021. NDP needs a completed first quarter 5th-grade report card, in addition to final report cards from 4th grade, and any standardized test scores. Click here for a copy of the TRF. This applies only to public school and independent school applicants.
  • Testing

    Sixth Grade (6th) applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) as part of the NDP Middle Level admissions process.
    • While NDP is a host site on Saturday, December 11, 2021, NDP applicants can test at any Baltimore-area test location. Families can see available testing sites by visiting https://www.erblearn.org/parents/isee-overview.
    • NDP 6th-grade applicants for the 2021-2022 year should take the ISEE no later than January 16, 2022.
  • Decision Period

    • Wednesday, February 16 after 4:00 p.m.: Admissions decision letters mailed via USPS 
    • Thursday, February 17, after 4:00 p.m.:  Congratulatory Email to all Accepted Students 
    • Wednesday, February 24, 2022, 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception for Accepted/Incoming 9th Grade Students 
    • Please look at the NDP Admissions Calendar of Events for a list of all accepted student activities during the decision period.  
    • Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:00 p.m.: Deposit Deadline to secure your daughter’s place at NDP for the 2022-2023 year
  • After Enrolling

    • Get Acquainted Party, May 4, 2022, 4:00- p.m.: Join your new classmates for a fun and informative event now that you are a Blazer (hosted by the Middle Level administration and faculty) 
    • Placement testing will occur for all incoming Middle Level Students. Date TBD but will be communicated well in advance; usually happens in May. 
     It is the goal of the NDP admissions team to provide a personal, comprehensive admissions process for each interested student and family. Email Admissions@notredameprep.com with questions. 

    See you at the Prep!  

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame