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Notre Dame Academy brings together religious,catholic/Christian lay staff as facilitators of learning, who inco-operation with the parents, the primary educators of theirchildren, will provide a quality education.
The Academy strives to inspire its students to grow ascommitted Christians in their faith, to become aware of theirpersonal potential as disciples, and become virtuous, diligent, andresponsible citizens in a contemporary world.
Through loving guidance, co-operative effort, hard work, prayerand support, each Notre Dame Academy student is holisticallyprepared to participate actively in the life of family, church, andthe communities of the 21st century.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 321 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
2005

Student Body

Total Students
321 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
chess club, Student Council, Yearbook Committee

School Reviews

5  
Notre Dame Academy makes the mission of providing a strong Catholic education a reality. The children get a solid academic education in an active Catholic Christian culture for the students, the school community, and the parish. The daily school-wide convocation with prayers, hymns, and pledge of allegiance is a wholesome way to start the day. The weekly Friday Mass with the whole school in formal uniform and on their best behavior, led by the students, gives the school a tangible sense of being a close, supportive faith community. The monthly Eucharistic Adoration (even if only for a minute) after the Friday Mass for the whole school (amazingly even kindergarteners do participate in Eucharistic adoration) is a singular experience and practice of solemnity and reverence in a world that often does not understand the value of prayer and quiet presence. The leadership, active engagement in teaching, and spiritual presence of religious sisters in habits, is a special witness and blessing to students, who otherwise may never meet a religious sister in their lives outside of this school. Many of the students, religious sisters, teachers, priests and even the canine mascots of the school are also often seen at the parish's Sunday Mass, creating a vibrant continuous experience between the school and the church. These details are a window into what make NDA a uniquely faith-building Catholic Christian educational experience. My children receive a strong "regular education"; but furthermore, here at NDA, my children's growth in the Catholic faith is fostered in a blessed and effective way.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 321 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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