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, inclusive and innovative learning environment. Each student has the opportunity to learn, grow and work toward their unique potential while continually guided by the spiritual example of Our Lady in a joyful and nurturing community.


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 and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Minnetonka, they have provided an outstanding legacy of education and faith formation in this area since the school building was built in 1951. The school was then expanded in 1953 and again in 2004, adding to the middle school wing. 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 for years to come.


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.


As a PreK-8th grade Catholic school, Notre Dame Academy provides students spiritual guidance, awareness of their thinking, academic opportunities for excellence, a personal power to achieve their unique potential, and a love for lifelong learning.


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

Lion's Lair Direct Line: 952-388-6777

Doors open at 8:40 a.m.

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

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

School Mass:
Wednesdays and Holy Days at 9:15 a.m. Livestreamed via IHM.

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