Welcome, prospective students! If you are a current 7th or 8th grader, you have come to the right place! Be sure to fill out the Information Packet form to have a packet mailed directly to your home. You can contact us at anytime and participate in a group shadow day, or schedule a visit at a convenient time for you. Contact the Admissions Office for further information.

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Open House Information

Open House – Sunday, October 23, 2016 - Tours Begin at 1:30 pm - Open House – 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Register for Open House by clicking here.

Entrance Exam Information

Students applying to Notre Dame must complete an application and submit the $50 application fee. Applicants must take the entrance exam on October 31 or November 14. The entrance exam can be taken at any one of the five Diocesan high schools, including Notre Dame. Students can request that their exam results be sent to up to three high schools.

Entrance Exam – Saturday, October 29 – 8:00 am

Make-Up Exam – Saturday, November 19 – 8:00 am

How to Apply?

All students applying for admission to Notre Dame must complete a Notre Dame application. To complete an application on-line, click here. To download an application, click here. Notre Dame will send a request directly  to your current school for grades and a recommendation form.

Shadow Dates

Spend a day at Notre Dame and see our school in action … Students will meet with the President, Principal, Chaplain, Athletic Director, find out about our dynamic Campus Ministry program, observe several freshman classes, and participate in some classes taught just for our eighth grade guests. Students will also have lunch during the day.

Monday, October 24

Thursday, October 27

Monday, November 7

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, December 1

Individual Shadow Dates are also available upon request.

A shadow day begins at 8:00 am and concludes at 1:15 pm. Parents are invited for an informal meeting/Q&A with the Principal at 1:00 pm.

Contact the Admissions Office at (203) 372-6521 or admissions@notredame.org to reserve your date.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Application Deadline – Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

The financial aid application will be available online in mid-October (using 2015 tax returns)

Arts (Band, Chorus, Dance) Scholarship

Students with talents in these areas are invited to apply for and audition for an Arts Scholarship.

Application Deadline – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Audition Dates – Week of November 14

Click here to download an Arts Scholarship application

Notre Dame Distinguished Scholars Program

On the basis of elementary/middle school achievement, teacher recommendations, and a personal interview, a select number of first-year applicants will be invited to pursue their four-year high school education as Notre Dame Distinguished Scholars. This Honors Program is grounded in a challenging and diverse curriculum featuring interdisciplinary inquiry, independent initiative and a commitment to academic excellence.  Studying and learning together in this small group, a community of scholarship and intellectual curiosity will be prepared, on a more advanced level, for future studies and opportunities in higher education.

Click here for an application to the Notre Dame Distinguished Scholars Program.

Application Deadline – Friday, November 18, 2016

Students and parents will be invited to Notre Dame for an interview.

Notre Dame Academic Support Program

This college preparatory program is designed for motivated students who with additional academic support will experience success in high school. Students attend regular classes and fully participate in all aspects of the high school community. Through careful academic planning, restructured course load using summer terms, and support through an integrated study skills curriculum, students experience academic success. The program provides support throughout four years with the main focus in the first two years. Students in this program should be: highly motivated and take responsibility for their academic success, able to handle a college prep curriculum, have a documented learning difference and able to learn in a regular classroom environment.

Click here for a student application for this program.

Application Deadline – Friday, November 18, 2016

Students and parents will be invited to Notre Dame for an interview/discussion.

Acceptance Letters Mailed – Thursday, December 15, 2016

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