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Though religion lessons in all curriculums are based on Catholic beliefs, other religions are welcomed and respected.

Young Scholars Pre-Kindergarten Program

5 days per week, full days 9 am - 4 pm; must be 4 years old by September 1

We provide curriculum that supports the parents in teaching faith and building Kindergarten readiness. Units of instruction are rich in language, mathematics, science, and taught in conjunction with the "Handwriting without Tears program." The children also participate in specialist classes, including; Music, Spanish, Band, Physical Education, Art, and Library. Children engage in SMART activities. Partnering with older students is a highlight for many of our young scholars.

Why a five day preschool class?

Along with many other schools, Notre Dame Academy offers full-day Kindergarten. Five day preschool class is a nice way to transition to all day Kindergarten including:

  • More academic focus than a traditional three day preschool class
  • Children have more time to spend on kindergarten objectives and requirements
  • Extra opportunities to practice, and also learn new skills

What will children learn in the Young Scholars program?

Students will continue to develop their social skills and enjoy free time while also having the opportunity to learn:

  • Pre-literacy - reading, writing, letter recognition and phonics
  • Pre-math - serialization, sequence, addition, subtraction and number recognition
  • Science - cause and effect, nature, laws and theories

Little Blessings Three Day Preschool Program

  • Half day program: 9 am -12 pm
  • 3 days per week, Mon/Wed/Fri
  • Must be 3 years old by September 1

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For additional information, to schedule a tour or for registration materials, please contact our Advancement Director, Joann Meyer, either by email or call 952.358.3507.


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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