Notre Dame
High School

Lawrenceville, NJ

How to Apply

For All Prospective Students

Standard Application Online (SAO)
Notre Dame accepts the Standard Application Online, administered through the Enrollment Management Association. 

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.  

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 from current English and Math teachers. Teacher emails will be entered on the SAO and they will be sent an online form to complete.  Current English teachers are to fill out the "Any Teacher" recommendation form.  Guidance counselors or Principals may complete the optional Principal/Guidance Counselor form.
  3. Transcripts from current school. Families will enter an email for a current school adminstrator.  An email will be sent to them requesting transcripts. All current year and prior year reports cards, as well as standardized test scores (PARC, Terranova, ERB, PSSA), must be included. 
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!

Class of 2023

Early Decision Deadline: November 9
Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation Due: December 12
Please note: current and prior year report cards, as well as standardized test scores are required from your current school.
Interview: between October 1 and November 16
Notre Dame Decision Date: January 15

Regular Application Deadline: February 1
Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation Due: February 1
Please note: current and prior year report cards, as well as standardized test scores are required from your current school.
Interview: between January 7 and February 15
Notre Dame Decision Date: March 9

Placement Test (Prospective Freshmen only)
All prospective freshmen are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) or the SSAT.  The HSPT will be offered, at no cost to you, at Notre Dame on November 10 or February 2.  Your application submission will automatically register you for the HSPT.  For those students applying to independent schools, you may submit the SSAT in lieu of the HSPT.  Simply choose Notre Dame High School (NJ) when registering for the test.  Your scores will automatically be sent to us.

Transfer Students

There is limited availability in grades 10 and 11.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please submit the application and schedule an interview with our Admission Committee.

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

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
Thank you for your interest in Notre Dame High School. This is a very exciting time for you! You may feel a bit nervous, but we're sure you can’t wait to see where the next few years will take you! To help you get started on your new journey, we have created a series of short videos featuring Juliet, a Notre Dame Junior, who will give you step-by-step instructions for completing the application. Always feel free to call or email Mrs. Sarubbi and Mr. Petitto in the Admission Office if you have any questions! We look forward to meeting you all soon!

Application How-to Videos

Contact Us

List of 2 members.

  • Laura Sarubbi 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    609-882-7900, ext. 130
  • Joseph Petitto 

    Associate Director of Enrollment Management
    609-882-7900, ext. 183
Important Information Regarding Supplemental Busing
Notre Dame High School partners with parents to provide supplemental busing to areas where transportation options are non-existent, inconvenient or unsuitable.  
Route #1:  Princeton Shopping Center - Montgomery Shopping Center - Blawenburg Church - Pennington Market - Notre Dame High School  Morning and Afternoon. $1,500 per student. 

Route #2:  Notre Dame High School - Jackson Outlets  Late bus only at 5:15 p.m.  $275 per season per student.

Route #3:  Notre Dame High School - McCaffrey's on Rt. 571 - Foxmoor Shopping Center in Robbinsville $275 per season per student.

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.