Notre Dame High School

Tel: (408)294-1113
  • Providing a distinctive Catholic, college-preparatory education for young women in the heart of downtown since 1851.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1851

Student Body

Total Students 630 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Notre Dame High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 28 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13
Admissions Director Susana Garcia
Admissions Associate Maya Courtright

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

For 165 years Notre Dame High School in downtown San Jose has stood as the premier school for young women of the Silicon Valley.  Guided by the wisdom of Saint Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we have provided a relevant and exciting curriculum, teaching young women "what they need to know for life."  Whether for the 1850s or the fast-paced 21st century, our mission does not change: we ensure our students are armed with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate and excel in their rapidly evolving environment.  Prestigious universities and colleges across the nation recruit our graduates smart, sophisticated and savvy young women poised to positively impact their local and global communities.  

Our impressive results stem from an exceptional college preparatory program that: 
  • focuses on personalized support.  Each student is assigned both a personal counselor and faculty mentor to provide academic, social and spiritual advising throughout her four years of high school.  
  • emphasizes critical thinking and collaboration skills.  All courses include group work, project-based learning, and the use of technology as a tool.
  • offers real-world relevance through experiential learning.  From interdisciplinary field trips to internship and travel opportunities, students are guided in learning beyond the walls of the classroom.
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