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Notre Dame's Strategic Plan 2022-25

On behalf of the Board of Governors and the Strategic Planning Committee, we are pleased to share Notre Dame High School's new strategic plan, Building on Excellence.


Building on Excellence has been the collaborative effort of so many ND stakeholders including our board, board committees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. Notre Dame partnered with Catholic School Management to formulate the plan which is organized around the four domains of the National Catholic Standards and Benchmarks: Catholic Identity and Mission, Governance and Leadership, Academics, and Operational Vitality.

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

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