Notre Dame Catholic School
Preparing Young People for Extraordinary Lives
Notre Dame Catholic School is committed to the development of the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. We recognize that whatever humanizes also divinizes and believe that, by connecting the art and the science of teaching within a faith-based environment, we can help students to more fully see Christ in themselves and in others and be Christ for one another.
Students, families, faculty, and staff join together in prayer and worship throughout the school day and throughout the school year. We believe that every class, from physical education to algebra, is a religion class wherein students can encounter the living God in their studies, in their classmates and teachers, and in developing themselves to their fullest potential.
Students experience the rhythm of worship of the universal Church, observing the liturgical seasons and important feasts throughout the year. Each day begins and ends with prayer, and students participate in Mass weekly, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament each First Friday, pray the Holy Rosary in the months of Mary (October and May), and observe the Stations of the Cross in Lent.
Religion is a core curricular subject. Notre Dame students study our faith using Loyola Press’s Christ Our Life religion series in grades Kindergarten through Eight.
Sacramental preparation occurs in Second Grade as students prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion and in Eight Grade as students prepare to receive the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
In addition to worship, prayer, and study, students deepen their faith by participating in community service. School projects include Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas baskets, community food bank outreach, visitation of nursing homes, writing cards and letters to nursing homes and hospitals, and Lenten almsgiving.
A Notre Dame education helps students grow in wisdom and knowledge and in the desire and ability to see Christ in themselves and in others and to be Christ for one another.