Welcome to our website. During your visit to these pages, my hope is that you will learn about our programs, our spirit, our community, and our deep commitment to a vision and mission that prepares our students for their next steps and that truly sets us apart from other schools.Notre Dame High School is a place where emphasis is placed on the whole student; the academic, the spiritual, the physical, the social and the emotional. We engage students in their learning and in their faith development. We build a solid foundation of values and habits of discipline as we teach our students to think, to serve and to lead. Here we help them to know themselves and to know their relationship to a loving God.
Visit our Academic pages, learn about our curriculum and faculty. They average 20 years of teaching experience. More than half hold advanced degrees.
Notre Dame High School’s suburban 100-acre campus is situated in Lawrenceville, NJ, five miles from Princeton and three miles from the state capital in Trenton. The location of the school allows easy access to both New York City and Philadelphia. The bucolic landscaped campus is home to a lighted sports stadium containing a beautiful grotto. In addition, the campus boasts six tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, two softball fields, a lacrosse field, a field hockey field, and 2 practice fields for soccer and football. A fully appointed weight/workout room rounds out the amenities for the student athletes.
Over the past seven years, the cafeteria, chapel, science labs, front entrance, stadium, gym and lobby have all experienced extensive renovations. The 1200-seat auditorium, one of the largest in the area, is scheduled for a renovation beginning in the summer of 2018.
The mission of NDHS is reflected in the challenging college preparatory curriculum and overall educational experience. The school maintains a strong and balanced offering of required and elective academic and enrichment courses designed for college preparation encompassing six languages, a STEM approach to integrated Science, and a plethora pf courses in the fine and performing arts. Sixteen Advanced Placement and over 20 Honors courses are available to qualified students. Recent additions to the curriculum include Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development, Accelerated Discrete Mathematics, Kinesiology, Applied Physics in Robotics, Academic Writing, Public Speaking, Mass Communications, Film Production, Conceptual Art & Character Design, and Ceramics.Come to know our uncommon success. Each year, 98% of our graduates go on to higher learning in some of our nation’s most prestigious colleges, carrying millions of dollars in earned scholarships with them. Each year, our students perform nearly 38,000 hours of Christian Service to those in need. Each year, our 700 athletes compete successfully for championships in one of the most lauded athletic programs in the region. And each year, our performing artists sing, dance and act their way into the hearts of an audience of thousands as they have done since 1957.Finally, I invite you to come to know our faith which stands at the heart of the Notre Dame High School experience. That faith is manifested in a community that lives shared values of respect for all life and tolerance for others.
This is Notre Dame High School. Come to visit.Sincerely,Mary Liz Ivins '72