Notre Dame
High School

Lawrenceville, NJ

How to Apply

For All Prospective Students

List of 5 items.

  • Standard Application Online (SAO)

    Standard Application Online (SAO)
    Notre Dame accepts the Standard Application Online, administered through the Enrollment Management Association. The link for the Standard Application Online for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on the right.
    You will be taken to the SSAT website, where you will be required to create a login and select Notre Dame High School (NJ). The application process includes submitting the online SAO and non-refundable $50 fee. This fee is waived for the children of alumni. Please contact the Enrollment Management Office at 609.882.7900, ext. 183 to obtain a waiver code.  
  • Placement Testing

    Placement Test (Prospective Freshmen only)
    Prospective students are asked to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) which will be administered at Notre Dame High School. We are also happy to accept the SSAT in lieu of the HSPT. Notre Dame will be listed on the SSAT application for you to select and automatically send us your test scores.

    Testing Information:  Please register at least one week prior to each test.
    Tests for both application types, Early Decision and Regular Admission, will be offered  on Saturdays from 8:00am until approximately 12:00pm

    Early Decision: Saturday, November 9. 
    Registration is now closed.  Please call 609-882-7900 x130 and leave a message if you would like to come and take the HSPT in the morning.  Please arrive promptly at 7:45am and find a Peer Leader in red shirts.

    Regular Admission: Saturday, February 1.  Please register here.

    Parents are welcome to attend Coffee with Admissions from 8:00am - 10:00am on test days.  You will get more information about the admission process, meet representatives from the ND Community, and will be able to take a private tour with one of our students.
  • Additional Required Information

    Prospective Students are also asked for the following information:
    1. Student Profile and Parent Statement (required before an interview can be scheduled).
    2. Letters of Recommendation are required from current English and Math teachers only. Teacher emails will be entered on the SAO and they will be sent an online form to complete. We do not require any other recommendations.
    3. Transcripts from current school. Families will enter the email of a current school adminstrator on the SAO, requesting current and last year report cards to be uploaded to the application.  For prospective 9th grade students only: standardized test scores (PARCC, Terranova, ERB, PSSA) are required to be uploaded as well, either by a school administrator (included with the report cards) or by applicants on the Notre Dame Supplemental Page of the application.  Applications will not be complete until standardized test scores are provided.
  • Interview

    All prospective students are required to come to Notre Dame for an interview with a member of our Admissions Committee.  Upon submitting your application, you will obtain a link to reserve a day and time.  The student and one parent or guardian will need to be present.  The interview is a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know each other.  Come dressed to impress and ready to ask questions.  We look forward to meeting you!
  • Irish for a Day

    Don't miss your chance to become Irish for a Day!
    We have several opportunities for students in grades 8 through 11 to come and spend the day at Notre Dame with a Student Ambassador.  Parents are welcome to stay for a one hour Admission Information Session and Tour.  To register, please select one of the following dates:

    October 18, 2019 (session full)

    November 7, 2019 (session full)

    November 22, 2019 (session full)

    December 9, 2019 (includes Liturgy)  (session full)

    January 17, 2020 (session full)

    February 6, 2020

Transfer Students

There is limited availability in grades 10 and 11 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please submit the online application and you will be contacted by a member of our admission staff.

Notification of Admission Decision

Decisions will be based upon the enrollment availability and "fit" between the school and the applicant. Notre Dame High School welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin in its admission or administrative policies

Competitive Admission Policy

Notre Dame High School has a competitive Admissions Policy based upon:
  • Past performance 
  • Present achievement  
  • Future potential  
  • Desire to contribute and be a part of the Notre Dame tradition

Important Dates

Early Decision

High School Placement Test: November 9
Application Deadline: December 9
Decision Notification: December 21

Regular Application

High School Placement Test: February 1
Application Deadline: January 31
Decision Notiffication: March 7

Contact Us

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Laura Sarubbi

    Laura Sarubbi 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    609-882-7900, ext. 130
  • Photo of Kristen Brauer

    Kristen Brauer 

    Admissions Assistant
    609-882-7900 ext 183

Ask a Parent

We have parents ready to answer your questions. Simply email your question and a parent  will respond to you as soon as possible.

Eugenia M. Moore, Parent of Alumna

"Spend four years within a community . . . as you learn more about the life God has planned for you."

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.