Notre Dame School serves students with developmental disabilities ages 6 through 21.
Class size is 8-12 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, computer 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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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.: 40%

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
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Carmen Fernandez
Admissions Associate
Diana Bosworth
Endowment Size
$6 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".
Profile last updated: 09/22/2021

School Reviews

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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