At Notre Dame Academy, we turn little moments into big memories through recognizing the indispensable talents and wonders of each and every student.
Notre Dame Academy is a perfect reflection of the proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child,” while the community is what makes-up the school, it’s the students, parents, teachers and staff together that create a village of learning. The NDA “village,” has a strong academic core, is centrally located near a business corridor, and offers a home base for those families with an appreciation for God’s gifts. Everyone here, including the parents, care about each child’s success!
Notre Dame Academy, by definition means Our Lady, has created a Christ centered community for both kids and parents, with high educational standards taught by a well trained and dedicated group of teachers. It’s an amazing, loving, clearly Catholic education focused school, that embraces forward thinking and features small class sizes, has tight knit families and teachers that empower each child to remain ahead of the curve mentally, educationally and socially.
So, when considering where to enroll your child in grade school, Notre Dame Academy makes the choice simple. At NDA, your child’s education will be enriched by a diverse population, multiple educational choices, dedicated staff and teachers, as well as the support of other families. All being found in a welcoming environment, where your child, a gracious gift from God will be encouraged to chase their dreams as we empower them to realize that anything is possible.
Notre Dame Academy is happy to welcome students to register at anytime during the school year and the summer. While the typical enrollment period begins in December for the following school year, many families transfer into Notre Dame Academy while classes are already in session.
Families are encouraged to tour our school, meet our teachers, and experience the extraordinary community where children receive a great foundation of faith and learning. Many families feel that the school is a home away from home.
Notre Dame Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed or religion, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarship and tuition assistance programs.
Open House Events for 2021-22
Normally, we would encourage you to bring your children to visit NDA to meet our teachers, see the classrooms, and get a tour of the facility. Until further notice, we are offering virtual tours and video calls only. We will be sure to share our campus in person with you, once the Covid environment improves.
2021-22 Enrollment Timelines
- November 16th – First Day for New K-8 Applications
- December 1st-11th – Priority Enrollment for Current Families
- December 14th – Enrollment for New Families Begins
- February 13th – Priority Financial Aid Deadline
*When there are more applications than openings available, NDA establishes a waiting pool. As openings occur, NDA will offer openings to students based on the overall profile of a class and the match between the needs and qualifications of the student with the needs of the school.
Schedule a Virtual Tour
We are currently offering virtual tours for the 2021-22 school year. Please use our online form to connect with NDA! We have limited space remaining for the current school year, please contact us to learn more about a specific grade.
Use the link above to go to our Parent Resource Page for more information about NDA’s response to Covid-19.
“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you and all the teachers at NDA for their amazing response to this unique and challenging learning situation. Since I am actually able to compare two different schools’s responses to this situation, I just wanted to share with you how very impressed we all are with NDA’s preparedness and approach to online learning. Even before we all embarked on this adventure, you communicated with parents and families that you had a plan, were prepared, and it shows.”
“While we did have a few technical difficulties, they were quickly and easily overcome. All the teachers have been very responsive and have truly made an effort to make online learning a positive learning environment for the students. I appreciate that they are taking the time each day to require students to log in and turn in work daily. They have thought outside the box by providing different methods for the students to learn beyond just a worksheet.”
Tuition and Financial Scholarship
We believe that any family who would like a Catholic education for their children should be able to achieve that goal at Notre Dame Academy. For the 2021-22 school year, tuition for grades K-8 is $5,575 after the generous investment from our supporting parishes.
Our non-refundable registration fee is $250/student and $500/family. Registration opens to new families during the month of December each year.
Financial scholarships are available for families who apply and qualify for assistance. We use TADS, a third party administrator, to process our financial scholarship applications and help us fairly allocate our limited scholarship dollars.
Parents may apply for tuition assistance when completing their online registration. TADS has a small processing fee for scholarship applications. Failure to pay the processing fee may delay the evaluation.
Higher Graduation Rates And More Scholarships
Studies have shown that students coming from Catholic schools have higher high school graduation rates and enter college with more scholarships than students from other schools. A Catholic education is worth the investment in your child’s future. Parents can earn a $500 discount for each student they refer, up to $1000/per family referred that enrolls in our K-8th grades and stays for the entire school year. Referral discounts are given the next year of enrollment. There are also multiple child discounts for families with three or more children.
“It was a blessing for me to be able to attend school mass this morning and then join your class on the wonderful experience of the prayer walk. It is unique experiences like this, and all the other meaningful less noticeable things, that make me so grateful that our children have the opportunity to attend NDA and that people like you make it such a loving community.”
– Third Grade Parent
Notre Dame Academy
13505 Excelsior Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Wednesdays and Holy Days at 2:40 p.m. virtually through the IHM website/Facebook page.
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