Notre Dame Academy Girls High School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (310)839-5289
  • Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic, private, fully-accredited college preparatory school for young women, founded in 1949 by the Sisters of Notre Dame.
  • Steeped in the tradition of "Educating young women to make a difference," Notre Dame Academy's unique educational experience combines a Catholic value-centered program with a challenging and comprehensive academic curriculum.
  • As an Academy of the Sisters of Notre Dame, students share a common bond and rich history with all students at Notre Dame Schools around the world.
  • At the heart of this international educational heritage are four teaching cornerstones: the dignity of the teacher; the worth of the individual student; the thoroughness of instruction in all subjects; and the centrality of religion.
  • The Academy's student-centered program stresses the importance of personal spirituality, leadership, concern for the common good, service to one another and to the greater community.
  • Within the context of spiritual and moral values, students learn to view the world globally -- with its many opportunities and challenges.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1949

Student Body

Total Students375 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeNotre Dame Academy Girls High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced Dance, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art- 2-D Design, AP Studio Art- Drawing, AP US History, AP World History, Honors Algebra II, Honors Chemistry, Honors Geometry, Honors Spanish III
Average SAT score1290
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,900
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMs. Brigid Williams
Admissions AssociateMs. Bri Berlin


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Athletic Association, Campus Ministry, Choir, Cooking Club, Dance, Drama, Drama Teacher's Association of Southern California (DTASC), Earth Club, Fashion and Design, Film Club, Honor Council, Interact, Journalism, National Honors Society, NDA International, Poetry Club, Queen's Council, Rereat Team, Royale (Newspaper), Sound and Light Crew, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Student Faculty Forum, Student Forum, Women in Math and Science, Yearbook Art Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Dance, Drama, Earth Club, Film Club, Honor Council, Interact, Journalism, Poetry Club, Rereat Team, Student Forum, Yearbook, Athletic Association,
Campus Ministry,
Drama Teacher's Association of Southern California (DTASC),
Fashion and Design,
National Honors Society,
NDA International,
Queen's Council,
Royale (Newspaper),
Sound and Light Crew,
Speech and Debate,
Student Council,
Student Faculty Forum,
Women in Math and Science,
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  9/10/2017
I went here about 50 years ago and am blown away by the differences. We had nuns for teachers and brown and yellow uniforms. But I loved this school. I remember how rugged the courses were and by ND's standards, todays public schools seem weak. I went to the elementary too and our 8th grade teacher, Sr. Patricia Anne, was the principal as well.
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5  10/1/2016
Attended this institution from 9-12, did an amazing job preparing me for university level courses, and I made great friends and memories :)
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5  1/31/2013
Great teachers, student body and extracuriculum and sports opportunities.
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