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Notre Dame’s New Strategic Plan is Underway

Recently, Notre Dame’s Board of Governors announced that the school has begun the process of drafting a new Strategic Plan with an anticipated release date of October 2021. “ND’s previous Strategic Plan, which had been in place for the past six years, was completed and has expired.  Now is the time to craft a new plan that will serve as a roadmap for our school’s work over the next three years,” said Board of Governors Chair, Dick Smith.  

Led by ND President Ken Jennings and Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Brian Duff ‘89, this new plan will highlight the key planning areas of: Academic Excellence, Governance and Leadership, Mission and Catholic Identity and Operational Vitality. 

The school has retained the services of Maria Ribera, Senior Executive Consultant with Catholic School Management to help guide the work of the Strategic Planning Committee. Members of the Committee are listed below.

There will be many opportunities for the community, (including Current Parents, Faculty and Staff, Students and Alumni), to participate in the creation of the plan.  Additional details will follow soon.

Strategic Planning Committee Team Members

  • Brian J. Duff '89, Committee Chair

  • Ken Jennings, ND President

  • Joanna Barlow, ND Principal

  • Dr. Brian Bridgewater, Faculty Member

  • George Foley P'23

  • Dr. Eileen 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

Notre Dame Committees

Welcome From The President

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. 

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.

Ken Jennings