About Us

A Tradition of Excellence

About Us

A Tradition of Excellence

Our Mission

As a regional Catholic school, our mission is to provide PreK — 8th grade students a Christ-centered and innovative learning environment where each student has the opportunity to grow spiritually and academically. Continually guided by the spiritual example of Our Lady, Notre Dame Academy provides a caring and nurturing community for all.


Notre Dame Academy (NDA) opened its doors to students at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. Established by the parishes of St. Gabriel the Archangel in Hopkins (formerly St. John’s and St. Joseph’s) and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Minnetonka, they have provided an outstanding legacy of education and faith formation in this area since the 1950s. At Notre Dame Academy, high academic standards and achievements coupled with the dedication of parents, students, educators, pastors, and the Catholic community will continue to provide a vibrant model of the living Gospel in action.


Our team of dedicated teachers offers a Christ-centered, innovative, child-focused education that is authentic, relevant, taught with kindness and inclusiveness, with a commitment to the whole child — always remaining Christ-centered, focused on academic excellence, spiritual integrity and Catholic social responsibility.


We have a vested interest in each student and we are passionate about their future. As an unbiased, PreK – 8th grade, Catholic school, Notre Dame Academy holds a unique position that enables us to educate and bring unity to a diverse group of students for the good of all. We believe that an innovative, faith-based education provides spiritual guidance and academic opportunity for all students far into the future.


Notre Dame Academy is committed to the highest of standards, which is the reason we participate in the Minnesota Non-Public Accreditation Association (MNSAA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Accreditation standards help us to deliver the highest quality standards through outside objective validation with onsite visits and yearly reporting.

Wellness Policy

Notre Dame Academy is committed to fostering spiritual, intellectual, moral and physical excellence in our students. The Wellness Committee fulfills this commitment by engaging teachers, food service professionals, administrators, students and the school community in developing a focus on wellness surrounding food, health, and physical education. We define wellness as a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of wellbeing. We strive to improve the overall health and wellness of the NDA community by providing information, resources, activities and services that enhance learning and contribute to the development of lifelong wellness practices.  All are welcome to participate on our Wellness Committee to help us develop policies, goals and plan activities.

“We have been blessed to be a part of the Notre Dame Academy community for the last two years. We moved to the area from out of state during the middle of our daughter’s kindergarten year; the warm welcome received was such a blessing! Mrs. Vance is a wonderful leader and truly cares about each child and family with NDA!”

-Kindergarten Parent

Contact Information

Notre Dame Academy
13505 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Phone: 952-358-3500
Fax: 952-935-2031

Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

School Hours:
9:00 a.m.-3:55 p.m.

Preschool Hours:
9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

School Mass:
Students only until further notice on Wednesdays and Holy Days at 2:40 p.m.

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