Notre Dame is known for teaching methods that incorporate learning styles best suited to high school boys and for curriculum enhancements that create a competitive advantage. This blend of tradition and innovation extends beyond the classroom to include a focus on character and faith development, and a wide range of co-curricular activities. Taken together, these benefits create an environment in which insight and maturity can develop alongside a student’s individual gifts and talents.
The Brothers of Holy Cross have long recognized parents as the first and primary educators of their children. As boys become young men of high school age, the transition to independent learning begins – and needs – to take place so as to foster proper preparation for the demands of college and life beyond. The Brothers of Holy Cross and those who teach with them understand that the push-and-pull between dependence and independence also involves ups and downs, highs and lows, successes and mistakes. Our goal is to help students excel academically, learn to communicate their needs and concerns, hear and consider related issues, accept responsibility, and become effective advocates for themselves and others.
In partnership with parents – and with curriculum, character, and community as foundational – Notre Dame fosters habits of the mind, heart, and spirit that students can draw upon for a lifetime. It’s the Holy Cross tradition and it’s what sets us apart.
Brother James Branigan, C.S.C.