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Message from the ES Principal


At Notre Dame Academy, achievement is a part of our culture. 


Notre Dame Academy has been a leader in the education of girls and young women since 1903, and we are proud of the many noteworthy graduates who serve our community and country.


Our spacious, updated campus provides a beautiful setting for students to develop their talents and abilities in our classrooms, art studio, music room, and Early Childhood Center. At a time when the advantages of single-sex education are being rediscovered, we are proud to be celebrating 120 years as an outstanding school for young women.


At Notre Dame Academy, students develop leadership and independence and are encouraged to work to their full potential so that they can realize their dreams.  There is no limit to what Notre Dame Girls can do as learners, artists, actors, musicians, mathematicians, writers, scientists, athletes.  Their accomplishment is the reason for NDA’s exceptional reputation.


The vibrant and challenging course of study we provide integrates technology as a tool across the curriculum and is steeped in service and learning opportunities. We focus on the traits that are a part of our Catholic identity: compassion, tolerance, and generosity.  Here, young women build a strong academic foundation, make lifelong friends, and learn to serve a broader community.


Instruction is the main focus at Notre Dame, and our students’ standardized test scores and performance in high school are exemplary.  With small class sizes and an emphasis on achievement, teachers get to know our students and families and can tailor experiences and learning opportunities to maximize their growth.  As we enter our 120th anniversary year, I am proud that we are thriving, continually improving our educational programs, after school offerings, campus, and facilities and collaborating on a strategic plan toward an even brighter future.  I am very proud of all we have achieved together and am excited for the year ahead.


Come and be a part of the wonderful things that are happening here!




Rebecca Giaccio, ES ‘87