Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

  • Come explore Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California, a school where students thrive as they focus on their futures.Students engage in a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum that prepares them well for continued success at the university level and beyond.
  • They make lifelong friendships as active members of SJND's exciting sports teams, unique clubs and creative arts performances.
  • Families benefit from our college counseling program; the Class of 2013 was offered $3.6 million in scholarships and awards.
  • Defined by our Catholic values, SJND provides a welcoming and beautiful campus for students who are diverse in their talents, ethnicities and backgrounds.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/language-based or mild learning differences
Year Founded1881
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students423 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Comp, AP English Lit, AP Environmental Science, AP Government, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors English, Honors Spanish

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,200
Tuition NotesThe value of an SJND education can be seen in our students' college matriculation and scholarships. In 2013, 85 percent of graduates earned admission to a four-year college and received $3.6 million in college scholarships.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJulianne Guevara
Admissions AssociateGabriela Lippi


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.American Sign Language, California Scholarship Federation, Campus Life Team, Campus Ministry, Chess, Concert/Pep Band, Environmental Awareness Club, Filipino American Student Organization, Fishing, Flight Crew Rally Club, Foodies (Cooking and baking), Gaming/CPU, Glee Club: Vocal Rush, Guitar Club, Harry Potter Club, Hiking Club, Hunger Games Club, Interact (Service), Italian Club (Gruppo Italiano), Junior Statesmen of America, Latino Club, Link Crew, Make (Crafting and building), Musical Theater Lovers, National Honor Society, Otake Anime Club, Peer Tutoring, Pep Band, Praise and Worship, Prisms literary magazine, Reflections Yearbook, SJND Theatre Company, Ski and Surf, Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society), Spirit Week, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Society, Sweet Spot (for afficianados of music from the Seventies), Table Tennis, teacher-led trips, Travel: International, Tri M Music Honor Society, Us's (Gay and straight student alliance)

School Notes

  • At SJND, students, families and faculty share great excitement about the journey to college and beyond. 
  • Our personal and academic counseling team includes a full-time college admissions counselor, Dr. Angela Bailon. Dr. Bailon supports students in their college search and develops strong relationships with college admissions professionals to help students earn acceptance at their colleges of choice. Events throughout the school year enable students and families to be engaged in the college process from the beginning of high school. We also provide online college databases, one-on-one meetings with college representatives and evening informational seminars on campus for parents and students.
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  • Albany
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    8.2 miles
    1294 Albina Ave
    Albany, CA 94706
    (510) 526-9242
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  • Berkeley
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    Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510) 841-8489
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    5.3 miles
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    San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 447-3100
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    (303) 659-1223
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