Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 646 students
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1851
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
646 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
70%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
24 students
Number of AP Courses
29 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10
Admissions Director
Susana Garcia
Admissions Associate
Maya Courtright

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
47 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Acts of Random Kindness, Alliance, Animal Rights Interest Group, Anime Interest Group, Associated Student Body (ASB), Business Interest Group, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Chess Interest Group, Chinese Cultural Club, Facing History Student Leaders, Fashion Club, Filipino Student Association (FSA), Free The Children, Girls Who Code, Greek Cultural Club, Harry Potter Club, Interact Club, Japan Club, Jewish Cultural Club, Journalism/Newspaper, Latinas Unidas, Lean-In, Lighthouse/Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Math Team, Medical Club, Model United Nations, Movie Interest Group, Music Ministry, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society (NHS), ND Hackers, Notre Dame Ambassadors, Peer Ministry Leadership Team (PMLT), Quiz Bowl, Red Cross Club, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Science/Environmental Club, Service & Justice, South Asian Student Association (SASA), Speech & Debate, Student Congress, Teaching Advising and Serving the Community (TASC), UNICEF Club, Vegterainiam Interest Group, Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Yearbook

School Notes

For over 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 646 students
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10

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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $19,171 for elementary schools and $24,151 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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