At NDP, we understand that sending your daughter to Notre Dame Prep is an investment for your family, and we seek to make an NDP education available wherever possible.
Because we want to make our financial aid process less complex, we have provided here extensive information about financial assistance. Also, our director of admissions and her team of counselors are available to answer any questions you may have about the process.

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year for all grades is $20,590 plus laptop (9th grade only). NDP's Middle Level has a required bring-your-own-device (BYOD) 1-to-1 program. 


General Fees
  • Parents' Association Fee: $125/family
  • Middle Level Technology Fee (grades 6-8): $150
  • Upper Level Technology Fee (grades 9-12): $250
  • Uniform: approximately $300
  • Retreat fee: $10-$215 (varies by grade)
  • Field Trips: price based on the specific trip
  • Senior New York Trip: $600+
  • Senior Graduation fee: $150
Additional Fees based on Student Elections/Other
  • Elective Classes: see course catalog
  • Athletics (excludes crew): $175 (UL)/$150 (ML) per sport/per season
  • Crew: $1,000 but may change depending on the number of participants
  • Certain extracurricular activities may incur a fee (i..e club activities, theatre, etc.)
  • Music Department Adjudication trip: price varies on destination and number of participants
  • FACTS Peace of Mind Benefit: $20 for the 2020-2021 school year
Click on the links below for information about need-based financial aid, merit awards, and external scholarship sources.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • +  Need-Based Financial Aid

    Apply for Financial Aid between November 1, 2020, and January 2, 2021, through FACTS, our tuition assistance program.

    For need-based financial aid, NDP uses FACTS Grant & Aid and Assessment. Anyone wanting to be considered for need-based aid needs to submit a financial aid application to FACTS between November 1, 2020, and January 2, 2021. Need-based financial aid awards are granted after a thorough review of the family’s completed FACTS application. All aid is awarded on a yearly basis and is continued each subsequent year if the family's financial need is indicated on the FACTS report. Students must be in good standing in all aspects of student life.

    Grants and scholarships comprise NDP’s need-based aid and all students who apply for financial assistance through FACTS will be considered for both scholarships and grants. Scholarship availability changes from year to year, therefore we are unable to publish a definite listing of them.  NDP scholarships are available to entering freshmen and are awarded on the basis of financial need, admission test performance, writing sample (done on her shadow day), and academic records. Limited aid is available to entering sixth graders. Once enrolled, parents must make an application to FACTS each year in order to continue to receive grants or scholarships.

    In order to be considered for financial assistance, the following must be submitted to FACTS by January 2, 2021:
    1. A completed financial aid form sent to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Click here to enroll in FACTS.
    2. FACTS will ask for prior year W2s as we realize that current year W2s will not be available until the end of January.  We do ask that when you receive your current year W2s, you upload them to FACTS.
    All decisions on financial awards will be mailed to all grade 6 and grade 9 students in February, along with admissions decision letters. FACTS applications received after the January deadline will be reviewed only if funds are still available.

    Financial aid is only available to incoming 6th and 9th graders. there is no financial aid to off-grade applicants.
  • +  Gateway Merit and Talent Awards for 9th-Grade Applicants 

    NDP is pleased to recognize talented students who excel in the classroom as well as in other areas, such as performing and visual arts and STEAM, though our Gateway Awards.

    The Gateway Merit Award is a quarter scholarship based on merit criteria for high achieving 9th-grade applicants who are accepted to Notre Dame Prep for the 2021-2022 school year. The merit award follows any accepted recipient upon her enrollment all four years she attends NDP for high school.

    Gateway Merit Awards: Criteria information to come.

    Gateway Talent Awards in Theatre, Visual Arts, Music (Band, Chorus Orchestra), STEAM and Dance of $3,000 will be awarded to students who audition/try out and are selected by the applicable selection committee. A minimum of one talent award will be awarded in each category. There are separate applications for each talent award. Gateway talent applicants must have also submitted an admissions application as part of the Gateway Awards process. 


    Dance Application
    Music Application
    Theatre Application
    STEAM Application
    Visual Arts Application

  • +  Middle Level Gateway Merit 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:
    • 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 2019 standardized test scores:
      • Catholic school applicants—Iowa scores in the following areas:
        • Total Reading, Total Math, and Total ELA
      • Public school applicants—PARCC; Level 5 in  Reading and Math
      • Independent school applicants—
        • Iowa in Reading, Total Math, and Total ELA
        • ERB/CTP4 in Math and Reading Comprehension
    • On the ISEE, a minimum of:
      • Scores of 7, 8, 9 in three or more of testing areas
      • One score of 6 (no lower) is permitted in one of the four testing areas
      • Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comp
  • +  External Scholarships and Awards 

    BOOST: Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today
    Who’s eligible for BOOST?
    • Low-income students whose family income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level
    • Family of 2 (e.g., one adult and one child): $29,637
    • Family of 3: $37,296
    • Family of 4: $44,955
    • For additional family size information, visit Public school students, as well as current nonpublic school students, may apply.
    • Visit find a List of Eligible Schools. Contact schools directly to be sure they intend to participate in the BOOST program.
    How can you prepare to apply? The Maryland nonpublic schools’ coalition, Maryland Council for American Private Education (CAPE), wants your family to be notified as soon as the scholarship application process opens. Take these TWO steps in preparation:
    1. Visit to enter your information so we can notify you immediately when the application process is opened, and keep you updated about the program.
    2. APPLY to the school or schools that your children are interested in attending. Please be sure that your desired school choices are on the List of Eligible Schools. 
    More information and applications will be available on the Maryland State Department of Education’s website at OR contact the Maryland Catholic Conference at or 443-510-4501.

    The Frederick M. Gossman Memorial High School Scholarship is designed to assist sons and daughters of members of the Knights of Columbus in paying tuition at accredited Catholic high schools, three grants of $1,500 per year, for up to four years, will be awarded. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.

    The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several high school scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. The application period begins November 1st and all applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than March 1st. For more information or for applications, visit their web site, or write to: Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus 10815 Stang Road Owings Mills, MD 21117.

    The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school, Catholic high school, Catholic college in Baltimore City, or in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties. These scholarships are awarded to Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply, the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria listed on the website. Contact: The Knott Scholarship Funds 5850 Waterloo Road, Suite 140 Columbia, MD 21045 443-325-7884 or visit

    This scholarship, awarded through The Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund, is intended to recognize the significant sacrifices made by teachers and administrators who have accepted God's call to the ministry of Catholic education. To be eligible to apply, a student must be a dependent of a full-time teacher or administrator with 3 or more years in a Catholic elementary or high school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, The student must be entering as a freshman at a Catholic high school. Contact: Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 321 Clarksville, MD 21029-0321 Email: Fax: 410-796-6329

    The William J. O'Brien, Jr., Memorial High School Scholarship: 
    Three grants of $1,500 per year for up to four years will be awarded. Open to Catholic students officially accepted at (or students at) accredited Catholic high schools in the jurisdiction of the Maryland State Knights of Columbus. Eligibility is open to Catholic students who are residents of the state of Maryland, and to children and grandchildren of a member of a Knights of Columbus council within the jurisdiction of Maryland. Applications are judged on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.

    The Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund is administered by the Office and Board of African American Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The scholarship, named after the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, is open to low-income Catholic students currently residing in the metropolitan area of Baltimore and enrolled in a Catholic elementary or high school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-625-8472 or

    Sponsored by the Gary Lee Ryon Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. scholarships are awarded to 8th-grade students accepted into a Washington or Baltimore Catholic high school. For more information, please email Betty Ryon at Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1st of the applicant's 8th-grade year.

    The Theresa F. Truschel Foundation: Established to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations helping those in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th. Contact: P.O. Box 19142 Baltimore, MD 21284 Phone 410-494-4463 Fax: 410-494-4492. Email: TheresaFTruschel@gmail.com Each individual school may award scholarships based on certain criteria. Contact the school office for more information.

Click on the links below to learn about 529 Savings Plans and how these may be used to help pay for K-12 private school.

Click on the link below to learn about NDP's Tuition Refund Plan.

Notre Dame Preparatory School

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