Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic high school dedicated to Mary, exists to educate young women to make a difference in our world.
Notre Dame Academy offers a premiere Catholic and transformative education.
Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic secondary school for young women established by the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
In the spirit of St. Julie Billiart, the school emphasizes the dignity of the individual person created in the image of God.
Students and staff pursue learning in an environment that promotes mutual respect and responsibility.
As an educational institution, Notre Dame Academy offers a curriculum that is primarily college preparatory.
While maintaining that its focus is the cultivation of the intellect, the school ascribes to the philosophy of St. Julie that its students should receive an education that "equips them for life." Consequently, the school encourages the harmonious development of the whole person: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural, and social.
Each student is urged to strive for excellence and the full development of her God-given talents.
Convinced that learning must be for life, the school provides many opportunities for academic, social, and spiritual involvement outside the formal curriculum.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 566 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,095
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1996, 2012, 2019

Student Body

Total Students
566 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Computer Science, Biology, Calculus AB, College Chemistry, Engineering Foundations, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Lang. & Culture, Latin 3, Latin 4, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics 1*, Physics 2, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, United States History, World History
Average ACT score
26
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
White polo, grey skirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,800
Admissions Director
Katie Caccavari
Admissions Associate
Julie Spellman

Sports

School Notes

  • Welcome to Notre Dame Academy, a single-gender high school for young women deeply rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church and in the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame. As a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Covington, we are proud of our strong tradition of providing an excellent Catholic education to young women for 116 years. Notre Dame Academy has made a difference in the lives of over 10,000 alumnae who serve our local, regional and national community in a variety of vocations and professions.
  • At NDA we are committed to a holistic education that develops young women to be confident lifelong learners who are excited about using their God given gifts to make a difference in the world. Our dedicated faculty and staff are focused on meaningful learning that prepares our students for success after high school. Whether in the science lab, the band room, the basketball court, the theater or an agency in the community, our students have a multitude of opportunities to learn and grow. We offer a comprehensive precollege curriculum that is enhanced by co-curricular activities in fine arts, athletics, service and student life. Our innovative use of technology provides a challenging learning environment that supports best practice and promotes 21st century skills.
  • Notre Dame Academy is the ONLY all-girls school in the Diocese of Covington and Northern Kentucky. The advantages young women receive in a single-gender environment have been confirmed by both research and experience. Our students are empowered to transcend traditional stereotypical roles. Their achievement in traditionally male-dominated fields and leadership positions is encouraged at NDA resulting in unlimited potential for each student.
  • Notre Dame Academy offers an outstanding educational value especially when compared to other single gender Catholic schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. We have been diligent in maintaining affordable tuition, thus ensuring that Notre Dame Academy remains accessible to as many young women as possible. Through grants and scholarships and our unique work-study program, our financial assistance program offers options to families who have concerns about costs.
  • Each student who attends NDA arrives as a young girl filled with hopes and dreams. She graduates as a young woman filled with the confidence and skills to make those hopes and dreams come true. We hope your daughter will become a part of our NDA community and we look forward to the honor of educating her, in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, to become a young woman who will make a difference in the world.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Notre Dame Academy cost?
Notre Dame Academy's tuition is approximately $9,095 for private students.
What sports does Notre Dame Academy offer?
Notre Dame Academy offers 13 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Notre Dame Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for most sports offered.
What is Notre Dame Academy's ranking?
Notre Dame Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Notre Dame Academy?
The application deadline for Notre Dame Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 566 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,095
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kenton County, KY is $6,089 for elementary schools and $7,704 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kenton County, KY is 99% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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