Moreland Notre Dame School, in partnership with parents, seeks to create an environment where students grow in their understanding of themselves as children of God and important members of the Church and community through prayer, the sacraments, liturgy, and service to others.
We aspire to be a Catholic school in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, in which students can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment in the company of teachers, staff, and classmates.
Here we all work to provide students with the foundations of Christ-centered faith and life-long learning: love, hope, simplicity; a longing for justice and truth, a desire to serve others, the power of critical thinking, and a sense of awe and wonder.
Moreland Notre Dame School offers an environment in which students are challenged to develop their academic potential, and individual needs are recognized.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 258 students
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Moreland Notre Dame School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1899

Student Body

Total Students
258 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
79%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Moreland Notre Dame School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
27 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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I want to thank Sister Mary Joseph and my Mother for the most blessed beginning to my education and Love of the Lord.. I used to follow Sister in first grade to the Chapel and Pray in silence .. which I learned later that there is Power and Strength in SIlence... Hallelujah and now with my JD in ed law I still keep the strength and peace with silence.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 258 students
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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