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About Notre Dame Academy

A Tradition of Excellence
Continuing an outstanding legacy of education and faith formation for over half a century in our community, Notre Dame Academy is supported by both Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Minnetonka and St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Hopkins, MN (formerly St. John's and St. Joseph's).

Our Vision

Create a school where our families, staff and students “Believe. Achieve. Belong.

Our Mission

Notre Dame Academy is a Pre K – 8th grade regional Catholic school serving families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN which fosters an education rooted in Catholic tradition. As a community of educators, staff, parents and parishioners, we challenge our students through academic excellence, spiritual formation, social development and moral growth.

Our Philosophy

At Notre Dame Academy, we build faith-based relationships with parents, students, the surrounding communities and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to create an intentionally inviting school and learning community honoring our vision of “Believe. Achieve. Belong.” Each of these words holds the essential elements of what we offer at Notre Dame Academy:

  • Growth commitment to our Catholic faith through Jesus Christ, based in the Gospel message and traditions of our faith
  • Development of each student’s academic, moral, social and physical abilities
  • A strong bond, based on faith and respect among students, faculty, staff, families and parishioners

A challenging standards-based curriculum will form the core of our learning culture and will be designed to build a strong foundation in basic skills and good work habits, critical thinking, creativity, social skills and manners and resilience. The ultimate goal is to guide students in the development of their intellectual and spiritual character as well as help them find and nurture their God-given gifts and talents!

Located in Minnetonka, Minnesota on the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church campus, Notre Dame Academy serves families from several neighboring school districts including, but not limited to: Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park. We conveniently offer Preschool through eighth grade in one location.

We are proud to have Mrs. Ginger Vance as our principal, along with the school’s Moderator, Reverend James Liekhus.

Notre Dame Academy admits students of any race, color or ethnic origin.

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Notre Dame Academy
13505 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345

School hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
School Mass: Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m.

Principal: Mrs. Ginger Vance

Phone (952) 358-3500
Fax: (952) 935-2031
Email: office@nda-mn.org