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Building on Excellence

In the midst of a global pandemic, the Notre Dame Board of Governors took the unprecedented step of undertaking a new strategic planning process in the spring of 2021.  This new plan was formally approved by the Board of Governors on September 18, 2021

Building on Excellence, the title of the new Strategic Plan, was a six-month process led by the Catholic consultative firm, Catholic School Management.

Notre Dame has embarked on an exciting new journey and vision for the school with Building on Excellence as its strategic roadmap. We look forward to the entire Notre Dame community taking the journey with us. The plan can be viewed in its entirety below

Final Strategic Planning Goal Statements with Preliminary Objectives.pdf

Strategic Planning Committee Team Members

Brian Duff '89, Committee Chair

Ken Jennings, ND President

Joanna Barlow, ND Principal

Dr. Brian Bridgewater, Faculty Member

George Foley P'23

Dr. Ellieen Ingbritsen, Faculty Member

Maggie Kelly, SVP, Director of Institutional Advancement

Rebecca Bartuska '02 Magro, Director of College and School Counseling

Brian Malloy '92, Director of Facilities

Pam Ponticiello P '19'21

Joe Pratico '06

Rosa Rosado '83, P '21

Denise Santoro P'21'25

Laura Sarubbi P'20'20'20, Director of Enrollment Management

John Tattory '83 P'12'14'18

The Notre Dame family mourns the loss of Mr. Michael Tritt ‘87, a beloved member of the Board of Governors, ND alum, and ND parent. Mr. Tritt was a dedicated member of the Board whose love for his alma mater was apparent in all of his words and actions. (January 11, 2022) Please see Mr. Tritt's obituary below.

Mr. Michael Tritt

Notre Dame Committees

Welcome From The President

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. 

Over the past seven years, the Cafeteria, Chapel, science labs, front entrance, stadium, Gymnasium and lobby have all experienced extensive renovations. The 1,200-seat auditorium, one of the largest in the area, completed renovations in the Winter of 2019.

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, 600 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,
Ken Jennings