Notre Dame School of Dallas

Notre Dame School serves students with developmental disabilities ages 6 through 21.
Class size is 10 students with a teacher and an assistant.
The academic curriculum emphasizes mathematics, reading, social studies, language arts and daily living skills. Building responsibility and independence is a priority throughout the program. As the students move through the program they participate in community based instruction and vocational training.
Music, PE, art, technology and religion classes are offered to all students.
Independent living skills, job skills and career exploration are important elements in the upper school.
Christian values and attitudes are taught in all classes.
Catholic students are involved in sacramental preparation.  A broad range of athletic and extra curricular activities are offered.

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Top Rankings

Notre Dame School of Dallas ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Down Syndrome, Autism, Moderate Developmental Delays
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
140 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Uniforms for lower school students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Carmen Fernandez
Admissions Associate
Diana Bosworth
Endowment Size
$7 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Best Buddies, Young Life

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Classes

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate Class, Special Olympics

School Notes

  • Notre Dame School serves students with intellectual disabilities ages 6-21. The school offers a broad program that strives to build indepence and responsibility in each student. A functional academic program is offered that strives to help each student reach their full potential and become a contributing member of the community. Extracurricular activities include: Special Olympic sports, Young Life, Boy Scouts, Dance, Karate and cheerleading. The motto at Notre Dame School is "No limits, just possibilities".
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Notre Dame School of Dallas cost?
Notre Dame School of Dallas's tuition is approximately $12,000 for private students.
What sports does Notre Dame School of Dallas offer?
Notre Dame School of Dallas offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Notre Dame School of Dallas's ranking?
Notre Dame School of Dallas ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Notre Dame School of Dallas?
The application deadline for Notre Dame School of Dallas is Jan. 31.
In what neighborhood is Notre Dame School of Dallas located?
Notre Dame School of Dallas is located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas, TX. There are 4 other private schools located in Oak Lawn.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My daughter has been thriving at this school for over 7 years now. She loves her teachers and I love that she is getting a great education and valuable job skills while she works out in the community through their Vocational Program. I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful Notre Dame community.
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We are thrilled to have our 13 year old daughter, who has down syndrome, at the Notre Dame School of Dallas. (NDS) She continues to improve her reading, writing and math skills, and loved learning about her country and the election last fall, The teachers at the school are incredibly kind and knowlegable about how to motivate the special needs population. The special Olympics program is also exceptional and easy for our families to be a part of it because practices are often immediately after school. Our daughter loves going to school and has so many wonderful friends. I would recommend this school to any family in a situation similar to ours.
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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $13,880 for elementary schools and $18,491 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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