Where is ND located?
We’re on a beautiful campus off the Merritt Parkway (Exit 47) in Fairfield, at the junction of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton, and Trumbull -- across the street from Sacred Heart University.

Does ND provide transportation?
ND provides private bus transportation from several towns. The annual availability of this transportation is determined by family interest. In recent years, routes have run eastbound in Stamford and Norwalk and westbound beginning on the Orange-West Haven line. There is an additional cost for private bus transportation.  We also offer pick-up from the Fairfield Metro Train Station.

Where do ND students live?
Our students hail from Ansonia, Bethel, Bridgeport, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Hamden, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, Newtown, New Haven, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Redding, Seymour, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Watertown, West Haven, and Wilton.

What is the average class size?
Our average size is 24, with a student/teacher ratio of 16-1.

How much is tuition?
Tuition for the current 2023-2024 school year is $16,965 (plus $175 fundraising fee).

Registration: $50
FACTS Set-Up: $45
Fundraising: $175 (can be offset by participation in school fundraisers)
Books: $300-$400 (estimated)
Uniforms: $100 (estimated based upon number of items purchased)

Is Financial Aid available?

At Notre Dame High School it is our commitment to make an ND education possible for families from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.   Each year we have been able to award over $1,500,000 in need-based aid.

The Financial Aid Office works to assist families for whom the cost of private Catholic  school tuition is the only barrier to attendance. Although we cannot fully meet each family’s financial need, we will work collaboratively with families. All financial aid awards are based upon a family’s demonstrated financial need (as determined by FACTS).  ND does offer academic and performing arts scholarships.  ND does not offer full-tuition awards or athletic awards of any kind.

All financial aid awards are based on a family’s demonstrated need, and there is no expectation of re-payment. In order to receive financial aid in subsequent years, it is important to note that financial aid is based primarily on a family’s continued demonstrated need for funds. Families must re-apply for financial aid each year. 

How many ND graduates go on to colleges and universities?
Nearly 100% of the Class of 2023 is pursuing higher education. Together, they totaled almost $20 million dollars in scholarships/grants. A Notre Dame student can also earn college credits while still in high school through the Sacred Heart University/Notre Dame Partnership Program and the UCONN Early College Experience program.

Does ND have the technology students need now?
ND continues to keep pace with technological advances. ND has two networked state-of-the-art computer labs with internet access through a Novell network. Software available at ND includes Microsoft Office, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Flash. ND takes great pride in teaching advanced software classes. All of ND’s classrooms have SmartBoard technology and all students receive a Chromebook.

Can I schedule a visit to ND?
We encourage you to visit! Simply call the Admissions Office (203.372.6521) to arrange a tour. A student can also arrange for the ‘Experience Notre Dame Fairfield’ program, where he or she will go through a school day with a current ND student.

How do I apply?
A parent/guardian is asked to complete the online application by clicking here.

There is an application fee of $50.00. This fee includes testing and reporting of test scores, processing applications, etc.

Seventh and Eighth Grade School Records: Notre Dame will request your current school to send a transcript of grades to the school. A form giving ND permission to request these records is part of the application form.

Does ND accept transfer students?
Of course! Students entering grades 10 and 11 should contact the Admissions Office. Transfer applications for January admission are accepted beginning November 1. Transfer applications for September admission are accepted beginning March 15.

We also require:

-An interview
-Complete high school transcript (for grade/credit review)
-Recommendation forms from the following: English teacher, math teacher and counselor/administrator (forms provided at interview)

No entrance exam is required for transfer students.