Notre Dame School

  • Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1928, Notre Dame School continues to provide quality Catholic education to the families of the greater Chico area, primarily serving St. John the Baptist and Our Divine Savior parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento.
  • It is our mission to empower students with Gospel values, Catholic vision, and academic excellence, leading them to fulfill their unique vocation within the security of a faithful family community. Academic excellence, leavened by a commitment to the success of the individual child and integrated with the message of the Gospel, is the heritage of Notre Dame School.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students221 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Notre Dame School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,200
Tuition NotesThis is the rate for a first child - Catholic. Discounts are given for multiple children, and there are rates for non-Caholic
% on Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Eco Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Christmas and Spring Concerts, Elementary Choir, Jr High Choir, Theatre, TK - 5th Grade Spanish

School Notes

Notre Dame School graduates:

  • 100% are academically prepared for high school
  • 91% are enrolled in Honors or Advanced Placement classes
  • 95% have received awards, honors or scholarships
  • 90% participate in high school sports
  • 90% are active in a club or organization
  • 52% have a high school GPA of 4.0+
  • 86% have a high school GPA of 3.5+
  • 95% have a high school GPA of 3.0+

Thanks to the generosity of many, Notre Dame School is able to provide several payment options which can be structured to the family financial situation, making Catholic school tuition more affordable than many think. If you would like more information about becoming a donor OR applying for financial assistance please contact our principal, Terri Sobieralski.

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    Grades: PK-8 | 104 students
    37.1 miles
    741 Ware Avenue
    Colusa, CA 95932
    (530)458-8208
    37.1 PK-8
    104

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This is an amazing school. Everyone we have encountered in our 4 years here has been a blessing to our lives. Our children are extremely enriched and we couldn't be happier with our decision to send them to Notre Dame School.
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This school is an extremely special place. Academically you couldn't ask for a better environment to prepare children for the rigor of honors and AP courses in high school. Socially the school is supportive and warm. The families are close knit and very involved. I could not ask for a better more supportive environment for my child.
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