Academics
Scholastic Pathways

Scholastic Pathways

Advanced Placement

Notre Dame High School stresses preparation for college with a challenging curriculum for all students. Our curriculum includes 15 Advanced Placement courses and over 25 honors classes. These ever expanding Advanced Placement programs and honors courses span all departments offering a variety of subjects designed to provide a rigorous academic experience to all students. Courses are rooted in the basics, yet incorporate progressive teaching strategies. All Notre Dame students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically. Students are supported through instructional approaches which help address varied learning styles. Notre Dame students take academic risks and are taught to become independent learners.

Blended Learning

Notre Dame High School offers a variety of blended courses. Blended courses consist of both online independent learning and supplemental classroom instruction. These classes meet the needs of those students looking to advance academically. Additionally, Notre Dame will assist students looking to enhance their academic profile through online learning.

AP Capstone Program

AP Capstone Program is an innovative program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for successful college completion. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two year-long courses -- AP Seminar and AP Research - and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions. The sequence of courses will be as follows:
 
Year Fall Spring
ONE
Beginning 2021-22
AP Seminar Part A
(5 credits)
AP Seminar Part B (2.5 credits)
TWO
Beginning 2022-23
AP Research
(5 credits)
AP Research Seminar (2.5 credits, period 9)

Completion of the 15 credits of AP Seminar and AP Research will position students to earn the AP Capstone Certificate.

Academic Concentrations

Notre Dame High School is proud to offer two concentrations of study beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Concentrations are used to customize, focus, and enhance your high school learning experience. Students in grades 10 through 12 interested in pursuing a concentration should complete an application, which will be submitted to their College and School Counselor. 

The two areas of concentrations are Communications and Applied Science. Coursework will total no less than 40 credits with a minimum passing grade of 80% in each course.  Students may complete one concentration during their tenure at Notre Dame High School.



College Partnerships

Notre Dame High School has partnered with a number of colleges and universities which enables our students to earn college credit while completing their high school requirements. This paradigm gives our students an academic and financial edge when applying to colleges and universities.  

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.