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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 828 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,590
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20

Top Rankings

Notre Dame Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1873
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students
828 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
93 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
24 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1270
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(uniform dress, sweater, saddle shoes)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,354
Admissions Director
Mrs. Maureen Cannon
Admissions Associate
Miss Kathleen Sukeena

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
44 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Architecture and Engineering, Athletic Association, Baking Club, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) club, Cheerleading, Christian Community Awareness Program, Cultural Awareness Club, Cyberpatriots, 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 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, Student Leadership Organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Students for Environmental Action, Travis Manion Club, Writing Club, Yearbook, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Dance Team, Drama productions, Orchestra, Production Technology Crew, Ukuladies

School Notes

  • In January 2020, NDP opened its new Innovation Wing. Complete with a fabrication lab, art studios, cyber security room, and more, the Innovation Wing will be home to all things STEAM at NDP!
  • 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

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 828 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,590
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore County, MD is $13,067 for elementary schools and $19,824 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore County, MD is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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