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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 221 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1928

Student Body

Total Students
221 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This 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 Offered
2 sports

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.

Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Notre Dame School cost?

Notre Dame School's tuition is approximately $5,200 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Notre Dame School?

The acceptance rate of Notre Dame School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.

What sports does Notre Dame School offer?

Notre Dame School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.

What is Notre Dame School's ranking?

Notre Dame School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Least expensive tuition and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Notre Dame School?

The application deadline for Notre Dame School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 221 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in California is $15,274 for elementary schools and $20,955 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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