Known for Excellence

Notre Dame’s curriculum, known for academic excellence and innovation, prepares its students for success in college. In fact, traditionally 99 percent of our graduates enter college each fall. We offer the innovative Moreau Honors Program for highly qualified students and a curriculum designed for the unique learning style of boys. Notre Dame follows a trimester schedule, in a rotation that increases the opportunities for hands-on learning and makes it possible to offer enriching elective courses. 

Notre Dame creates each student’s schedule, challenging them to the best of their ability by looking at course content, level of difficulty of texts, the nature and difficulty of assignments and projects, as well as pace of instruction. Our curriculum accommodates a wide range of intellectual ability. Initially, we place students in a given level based on their previous academic record and the results of the admissions test. 

As generation after generation of our alumni experience success in college and in their professional lives, the quality of a Notre Dame education is evident. Their success reflects a unity of effort on the part of teachers, school counselors, administrators and staff to educate each young man to his highest potential.

Expertise in Teaching Young Men

At Notre Dame, the Brothers of Holy Cross and their colleagues have become known for their particular expertise in educating young men, whose energy and interest need to be channeled if learning and character development are to take place. Seeking a balance between the two elements, schools founded and operated by the Congregation of Holy Cross – be they co-ed or single gender -- place equal emphasis on academics and values. At Notre Dame, this student-centered education takes place both in and beyond the classroom.

The nearly hour-long classes that go with the trimester schedule offer time for hands-on learning and/or group projects to become part of most courses. In other words, our students don't sit in a chair all day. Our teachers know methods that animate learning and have the skills to apply them.

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  • Attendance Policies

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  • Daily Schedule


    Day 1 Regular ScheduleDay 2-5 Regular Schedule
    Warning Bell8:06 a.m.Warning Bell8:06 a.m.
    Period 18:10 - 9:02Period 18:10 - 9:07
    TA9:06 - 9:26Period 29:11 - 10:08
    Period 29:30 - 10:22Period 310:12 - 11:09
    Period 310:26 - 11:18Period 411:13 - 11:30
    Period 411:22 - 11:3911:32 - 11:49
    11:41 - 11:5811:51 - 12:08
    12:00 - 12:1712:10 - 12:27
    12:19 - 12:36Period 512:31 - 1:28
    Period 512:40 - 1:33Period 61:32 - 2:30
    Period 61:37 - 2:30
    Late OpeningEarly Dismissal (2:00 p.m.)
    Warning Bell9:26 a.m.Warning Bell8:06 a.m.
    Period 19:30 - 10:11Period 18:10 - 9:01
    Period 210:15 - 10:56Period 29:05 - 9:56
    Period 311:00 - 11:41Period 310:00 - 10:51
    Period 411:45 - 12:02Period 410:55 - 11:12
    12:04 - 12:2111:14 - 11:31
    12:23 - 12:4011:33 - 11:50
    12:42 - 12:5911:52 - 12:09
    Period 51:03 - 1:44Period 512:13 - 1:04
    Period 61:48 - 2:30Period 61:08 - 2:00
    Mass ScheduleEarly Dismissal (11:57a.m.)
    Warning Bell8:06 a.m.Warning Bell8:06 a.m.
    TA/Mass8:10 - 9:26Period 18:10 - 8:44
    Period 19:30 - 10:11Period 28:48 - 9:22
    Period 210:15 - 10:56Period 39:26 - 10:00
    Period 311:00 - 11:41Period 410:04 - 10:39
    Period 411:45 - 12:02Period 510:43 - 11:18
    12:04 - 12:21Period 611:22 - 11:57
    12:23 - 12:40
    12:42 - 12:59
    Period 51:03 - 1:44
    Period 61:48 - 2:30
 
This year’s Mind’s Eye Literary Magazine is Hot off the Press! It is an eclectic compilation of impressive essays, short stories, poetry, as well as artistic work by our Notre Dame students throughout this past academic year. Please take some time and see our students efforts.
 
The linked 2017-18 Academic Booklet contains Notre Dame's academic policies, graduation requirements, a detailed description of our academic levels, as well as a course description for each of our departments. Please direct all inquiries on the 2017-18 Academic Booklet to your sons Guidance Counselor.