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Notre Dame Academy was founded as a regional school in 2004 when Sts. Denis, Helen, (now merged to form Mary Queen of Peace Church) and Lawrence Schools joined to form one large, regional school.
The school is located in Southwest Louisville on St. Lawrence Church property.
The school provides a Christ-centered education for students in grades pre-school through eighth grade.
Preschool for three and four-year-olds is available on both the St. Lawrence/Notre Dame and Mary Queen of Peace campuses. The current enrollment is 487 students and has seen growth since our establishment.
We have a diverse population with approximately 12% African American students, the highest in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Approximately 88% of our students are Catholic.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 452 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,790
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Notre Dame Academy Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded
2004

Student Body

Total Students
452 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame Academy Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
98%
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We have a tiered tuition system based on the number of children. We also offer a discounted tuition for parishioners of St. Lawrence or Mary Queen of Peace. The discount tuition starts at $5,860
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Melissa Brown

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School Notes

  • Notre Dame Academy was founded as a regional school in 2004 when Sts. Denis, Helen, (now merged to form Mary Queen of Peace Church) and Lawrence Schools joined to form one large, regional school. The school is located in Southwest Louisville on St. Lawrence Church property. The school provides a Christ-centered education for students in grades pre-school through eighth grade. Preschool for three and four-year-olds is available on both the St. Lawrence/Notre Dame and Mary Queen of Peace campuses. The current enrollment is 487 students and has seen growth since our establishment. We have a diverse population with approximately 12% African American students, the highest in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Approximately 88% of our students are Catholic.
  • The faculty and staff include 29 teachers, 13 paraprofessionals, a counselor, 3 office staff, cafeteria and custodial staff. Included in the number of teachers are two Learning Resource teachers who collaborate with the classroom teachers to meet the needs of our students with learning differences. The administrative team consists of the Principal, Assistant Principal, Bookkeeper and Recruitment/Development Director.
  • We serve a population who are generally employed in service lines of work: police, fire, health services, and skilled workers.  They see the value in education as a way to better your career opportunities and your future.
  •  Notre Dame is funded through tuition and a covenant with our founding parishes. Many of our families qualify for financial assistance from the Catholic Education Foundation, an Archdiocese of Louisville program that supports area schools and various programs throughout the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Qualifying parents may receive tuition funds through local, private groups. Our school also provides additional funds for tuition assistance.
  • There are no fundraising programs in our annual budget. Minimal fundraising events support special projects and purchases and for the most part are participation fundraisers, not selling of products. We raise approximately $15,000 annually for our technology program through parent/grandparent/friend participation in a grocery shopping program.  
  • The greatest challenges facing our school the past three years has been controlling tuition costs while continuing to offer a quality education. Notre Dame Academy has been fortunate to operate under a balanced budget and with no debt. This has allowed us to keep tuition increases to a minimal 2-3% increase each year. 

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 452 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,790
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Louisville, KY is $9,553 for elementary schools and $10,039 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Louisville, KY is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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