Notre Dame Academy Events

Our Event Traditions

Notre Dame Academy Events

Our Event Traditions

Grand Beginnings

More than a fundraiser, Grand Beginnings is an opportunity to support the school’s educational needs, both in classrooms and in various auxiliary areas. By attending this event you are helping decrease tuition costs, update our classrooms, provide healthy lunches for all students, and meet a host of needs for students and teachers alike.

Golf Tournament

In the spring of 2022, NDA held it’s first Golf Tournament at the Deer Run Golf Club. This event is open to our entire school community and all golf levels are welcome! Save the date for our annual gathering happening on Monday, May 6, 2024.


This event has been a Catholic school tradition for over 40 years and a Notre Dame Academy tradition since spring of 2014. The Minnesota Marathon for Nonpublic Education, Inc., is an association of parents, educators, and friends of nonpublic education who promote this yearly event.


Grandparents/VIP Day

NDA is excited to announce that Grandparents and Special Friends Day will be held on Friday, November 10, for all students (toddlers-8th Grade). This year’s event includes a few new activities, including an afternoon time and special one-on-one time together!

NDA students feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment when they can share our amazing school with the people they love. It is a truly special day of celebration. We understand that all children don’t have grandparents, and that some grandparents will be unable to attend. Please consider inviting another important older adult – a family friend, other relative like an aunt or uncle, or a neighbor. It’s sure to be a wonderful experience!

Feel free to contact Vivian Pritchard vpritchard@nda-mn.org if you have questions or would like to help with the event.

This event requires an RSVP. If you have not registered for this event in advance, please email vpritchard@nda-mn.org.

1:30 – 2:15:  Prayer Service and Music Program
2:30 – 3:30:  Classroom Visit, Guest/Child Activity, Photo Opportunity, Refreshments
3:30:  Student Dismissal with Guest* or Return to Classroom

Santa Workshop

It’s time to sign up to see Santa at NDA! Similar to last year’s event, you may purchase tickets by signing up via this Google Form. Families will be billed in TADS/Procare. Tickets are $10/person and that covers dinner, dessert, crafts and more! Please register as soon as possible to help us with planning. The deadline to RSVP is 11/29.

Trivia Night

Join us for a fun night out on Saturday, February 3rd for Trivia Night at NDA.  Prizes will be awarded for best costume and the winning team will take home the coveted trophy. Bring your own snacks. Beverages will be available for a free will offering.

1) Find 4-8 people to be on your team (grab some of your NDA friends or your neighbors, relatives and other friends)
2) Pick a theme and costume (or come as you are)
3) Select a team name
4) Find a sitter

Not to worry, sign up as an individual or couple and we will take care of the rest!

Read our information page to learn more!


Every spring, NDA’s Middle School (grade 6 is typically optional) puts on a musical production.

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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