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About Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school within the Diocese of Covington, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame of Covington, Kentucky. Notre Dame Academy provides a premier education infused with the spirit of St. Julie Billiart proclaiming God’s goodness and provident care.

At NDA, we have a strong academic tradition of empowering young women to make a difference in the world. Notre Dame Academy helps develop each student in an environment that fosters growth of the whole person. Our curriculum is designed to challenge the abilities of our students while captivating their interests. The NDA community strives to instill in young women not only knowledge, but also spiritual and moral values that will prepare them for a life of success, community service and personal fulfillment.

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The Notre Dame Academy Difference

A Notre Dame Academy Education stands out in some very special ways. We call that the Notre Dame Academy Difference. Notre Dame Academy is more than just another high school. In our rich history spanning well over 100 years, there are many ways in which NDA has developed some very distinctive differences that put our education ahead of the rest. We invite you to see for yourself the difference a Notre Dame Academy education can make.

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As the ONLY single-gender Catholic high school for young women in the Diocese of Covington, Notre Dame Academy is a community of lifelong learners sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame. This rich education, grounded in the SND tradition and charism has served young women of our area for over a century.

Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic High School grown in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame. At NDA, we celebrate our Catholic Identity everyday by living the Gospel message of Jesus through kindness and generosity to others, respect for life, community service and striving to use our God given gifts.

At Notre Dame Academy, our highly qualified teachers engage and challenge the mind and creativity of each student. Our goal is a holistic education that develops every young woman’s God given gifts by preparing her to be a life long learner in the 21st century.

Not all college preparatory curriculums are created equally. Notre Dame Academy is a college preparatory high school with a challenging curriculum that prepares its students not just for college admission but also for success in college coursework and in their chosen fields. Academic preparation includes opportunities in and out of the classroom.

The advantages young women receive in a single-gender environment have been confirmed by both research and experience. Our students are empowered to transcend traditional stereotypical roles and NDA students quickly become fearless, curious, and enthusiastic in their learning. They are more comfortable just being themselves and take pride in who they are as students and young women. At Notre Dame Academy, our students are uniquely prepared to manage leadership positions in society.

With an enrollment that averages 575 students, Notre Dame Academy can afford a level of commitment and attention to our students that you will not find in a larger school. That ideal enrollment size at NDA also allows us to provide our students with a rigorous curriculum and a full compliment of co-curricular sports and clubs that you cannot find in a smaller school. Not only can our students receive a great education but also have a multitude of opportunities to get involved in that complement the classroom experience.

At Notre Dame Academy, our student body reflects the world that we live in and is enriched by our diversity. We welcome students of every culture, ethnicity, race, socio-economic background, and faith tradition. By expanding our students’ knowledge and understanding of the diversity in our world, we encourage an awareness of the global community.

Notre Dame Academy is committed to preparing students not just for college and a career, but also for success in life. We uniquely do this by building confidence, celebrating excellence and enabling a future without boundaries.