Notre Dame Preparatory & Marist Academy

  • In the brief history of the school, Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy has established itself as one of the premier college preparatory schools in Michigan.
  • By offering faith-based guidance, a diverse and rigorous curriculum, fine and performing arts, and championship athletics at every level, NDPMA students develop the character, leadership, and skills necessary to be successful throughout life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students1,053 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Notre Dame Preparatory & Marist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Composition, AP European History, AP Government, AP Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Mandarin Chinese, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Average SAT score1360
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants, polo or oxford for boys, skirt, polo or oxford for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is different for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Tuition fluctuates from year to year, decided upon by our Board of Trustees
Admissions DirectorGregory Simon

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDiving,
EquestrianFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

School Notes

  • In addition to traditional elementary school subjects, students at Notre Dame Marist Academy-Lower Division are exposed to modern language, art, computers, and music beginning in Junior-Kindergarten. Notre Dame Marist Academy Lower Division also offers more than 25 exciting clubs and sports programs for grades four and five.
  • The challenging curriculum at Notre Dame Notre Dame Marist Academy-Middle Division features daily instruction in the core academic subjects, modern language, art, music, and computers, as well as the ability to take advanced courses at the high school level. Notre Dame Marist Academy boasts over 30 extracurricular activities, including theatre, band, chorus, and 16 sports.
  • At Notre Dame Preparatory, the accolades have been plentiful. In 2007 NDP was recognized as one of America`s Top 50 Catholic High Schools by the Catholic School Honor Roll (www.chshonor.org). In addition, NDP Fighting Irish teams have won 16 division, league, district and regional championships, including the Class B State Championship in Volleyball. Academically, students at NDP have access to more than 150 college preparatory courses, including honors courses in each subject area, as well as 15 Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings. As a result of this comprehensive curriculum, students from NDPMA consistently score 4-5 points higher than the national average on the ACT and, last year alone, earned more than $16 million in scholarships to college.
  • As an addition to the exceptional programs at NDPMA, Notre Dame Prep, the only Catholic school in Michigan to be considered a "World School" by the International Baccalaureate Organization, offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Marist Academy, Middle and Lower Divisions, are certified schools for the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes of the International Baccalaureate. For more information about this exciting program, visit www.ibo.org.

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