Notre Dame Preparatory & Marist Academy

1300 Giddings Road,
Pontiac, MI, 48340-0483
     Tel: (248)373-5300
Grades: PK - 12 | 1143 students
In the brief history of the school, Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy has established itself as one of the premier college preparatory schools in Michigan.
By offering faith-based guidance, a diverse and rigorous curriculum, fine and performing arts, and championship athletics at every level, NDPMA students develop the character, leadership, and skills necessary to be successful throughout life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 1143 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Notre Dame Preparatory & Marist Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Composition, AP European History, AP Government, AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, 
Average SAT score 2025
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki pants, polo or oxford for boys, skirt, polo or oxford for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,217
Tuition Notes Tuition is different for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Tuition fluctuates from year to year, decided upon by our Board of Trustees
% on Financial Aid 6%
Admissions Director Kathleen M. Offer
Admissions Associate Kala Parker

Sports

Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDiving,
EquestrianFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

School Notes:

  • In addition to traditional elementary school subjects, students at Notre Dame Marist Academy-Lower Division are exposed to modern language, art, computers, and music beginning in Junior-Kindergarten. Notre Dame Marist Academy – Lower Division also offers more than 25 exciting clubs and sports programs for grades four and five.
  • The challenging curriculum at Notre Dame Notre Dame Marist Academy-Middle Division features daily instruction in the core academic subjects, modern language, art, music, and computers, as well as the ability to take advanced courses at the high school level. Notre Dame Marist Academy boasts over 30 extracurricular activities, including theatre, band, chorus, and 16 sports.
  • At Notre Dame Preparatory, the accolades have been plentiful in 2007. NDP was recognized as one of America’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools by the Catholic School Honor Roll (www.chshonor.org). In addition, NDP Fighting Irish teams have won 16 division, league, district and regional championships, including the Class B State Championship in Volleyball. Academically, students at NDP have access to more than 150 college preparatory courses, including honors courses in each subject area, as well as 17 Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings. As a result of this comprehensive curriculum, students from NDPMA consistently score 4-5 points higher than the national average on the ACT and, last year alone, earned more than $9.6 million in scholarships to college.
  • As an addition to the exceptional programs at NDPMA, Notre Dame Prep, the only Catholic school in Michigan to be considered a “World School” by the International Baccalaureate Organization, will begin offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme this fall. Marist Academy, Middle and Lower Divisions, are candidate schools for the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes of the International Baccalaureate. For more information about this exciting program, visit www.ibo.org.

Profile last updated: 09/09/2014

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