Why an All-Boys Education?

Notre Dame’s strong tradition of education and brotherhood has provided its share of memories for over 11,000 thousand young men and their families throughout Greater New Haven since 1946.
How? Our focus has always been entirely on the education of boys. Our curriculum, activities, and structure are built around what boys need to be successful.
  • Education: At Notre Dame of West Haven, our expertise is in educating each young man to reach his highest potential. Our engaging curriculum, specifically developed for the ways boys think and learn, includes hands-on instruction, an honors program, and AP classes, to position students for an increasingly competitive future and acceptance at first-rate colleges and universities.
  • Character & Community: Our strong tradition of brotherhood and pride promotes a school-wide atmosphere of respect for self and others. That sense of pride is reflected in sports, our arts programs, club activities, and through a solid program of community service that reflects the values at the heart of a Notre Dame education.
  • Success: Our students continue to get accepted to first-rate colleges and universities. Traditionally, 99 percent of our graduates go on to college.
You want school to be a place your son sees as engaging, welcoming, fun, and a second home. You want him to build strong character and integrity. You want him to reach his own personal greatness.
Tradition. Innovation. Transformation. This is what a Holy Cross education at Notre Dame is all about - and what sets us apart.