Notre Dame Preparatory School

  • Founded in 1873, Notre Dame Preparatory School is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, owned and operated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
  • With approximately 800 girls in grades 6-12, the school follows a mission of academic excellence, spiritual growth and the practice of social justice.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1873
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students802 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1220
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform dress, sweater, saddle shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 7 / Nov. 3
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,990
% on Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,354
Admissions DirectorMrs. Maureen Cannon
Admissions AssociateMiss Amy Cavanaugh

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBadminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBadmintonBallet,
BasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Architecture and Engineering, Athletic Association, Baking Club, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) club, Cheerleading, Christian Community Awareness Program, Cultural Awareness Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Equine Club, French Club, Habitat for Humanity, It's Academic!, Literary Magazine, Marine Biology Club, Maryland Math League, Mock Trial, Newspaper, People for Animal Welfare (PAW), Photo Club, Sewing and Fashion Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Stars and Robotics, Student Council, Student Leadership Organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Students for Environmental Action, Writing Club, Yearbook, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Production Technology Crew, Ukuladies

School Notes

  • NDP is a wireless laptop school, with all Upper Level students using personal laptops, which they purchase freshman year, for all classes.
  • An extensive social service curriculum is designed to move students from volunteerism and charity to advocacy and justice.
  • Programs are offered in STEAM, Humanities, visual arts, music, drama and more.
  • Unusual course offerings include Chinese, social service, anatomy and physiology, marine biology, architectural drawing, computer graphics and photography, and an extensive music program; in the Middle Level Explore and Advisory Programs complement academics

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School Reviews

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As a student at Notre Dame, I have loved every minute of my NDP experience. There truly is something for every student!From outstanding academic challenges to competitive athletic teams, I have enjoyed it all. The sisterly bonds are so powerful and I am making friends to last. Also, the unique phasing system lets each student thrive, learn, and be challenged at their own level and speed. In addition to this the facilities are top notch and enable a variety of learning techniques.
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