Student Life at ND

Notre Dame High School is a place where students form and experience community. Be it during lunch time, a classroom project, a spiritual retreat, a community service activity, or an after-school event, students find many ways to interact with each other. Notre Dame’s student body is racially, geographically, and socioeconomically diverse, and the school uniform is but one “equalizer” on a campus where character development includes learning to know a person for who he is rather than for what he has.

Student-Family Handbook

The Student-Family Handbook is now available online on this page (linked to the right and will open in an Adobe .pdf file). All students and parents sign the school emergency form, which contains a statement that they have read and will follow the student-family handbook. Note: The changes in effect for the newest academic year are highlighted in red text throughout the document.

Jeffrey Porzio ’10 Hamden

“I absolutely love this school. The teachers are great, there’s a variety of courses offered at several levels, and there’s a club or activity for anyone who wants to get involved.”
“I did well academically my freshman year, and was invited into the Moreau Honors program as a sophomore. By junior year, guidance has you thrown into the college process; they meet with you and your parents together to listen to your hopes and ideas, and offer other options to consider. Students also attend teacher conferences with their parents, so everyone is having the same conversation.”
“This year I spent my 30 service hours working in a soup kitchen. I got a sense for people in need and realized that not only homeless people attend a soup kitchen. Service takes apart the stereotypes you have. And it also makes you someone who’s feeding the hungry and clothing the naked.”

Notre Dame West Haven Internet Safety Policy

Education, Supervision, and Monitoring
It shall be the responsibility of all members of the Notre Dame High School (NDHS) staff to educate, supervise and monitor appropriate usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act, and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
Procedures for the disabling or otherwise modifying any technology protection measures shall be the responsibility of NDHS or designated representatives.  The NDHS or designated representatives will provide age appropriate training for students who use the Notre Dame High School Internet facilities. The training provided will be designed to promote NDHS’s commitment to:
The standards and acceptable use of Internet services as set forth in the
a)           NDHS Internet Safety Policy;
b)           Student safety with regard to:
i.            Safety on the Internet;
ii.           Appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms; and
iii.          Cyber-bullying awareness and response.
c)           Compliance with the E-rate requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”).