Notre Dame Academy

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Notre Dame Academy Photo #1 - "One Family, Always United"
  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students321 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeNotre Dame Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

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

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Encinitas
    Grades: PK-8 | 432 students
    5.8 miles
    3616 Manchester Avenue
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760)942-1111
    5.8 PK-8
    432
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-6 | 275 students
    7.8 miles
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858)459-3773
    7.8 NS-6
    275
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-6 | 153 students
    1.1 miles
    3975 Torrington Street
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858)481-5615
    1.1 K-6
    153
  • San Diego
    The Rock Academy
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    (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 392 students
    14.3 miles
    2277 Rosecrans St.
    San Diego, CA 92106
    (619)764-5200
    14.3 PK-12
    392
  • San Diego
    St Paul's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 149 students
    10 miles
    1376 Felspar Street
    San Diego, CA 92109
    (858)272-6282
    10 PK-8
    149

School Reviews

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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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