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.

Jerrell Dorsey ’17 New Haven

"Notre Dame is my second home. I love the brotherhood I share here with everybody from the freshmen to the alumni that will stop you out in public to tell you stories about their experiences when they were at ND. When I walk through the halls of Notre Dame I am excited to have a conversation with my peers no matter the topic, everyone here is kind and unique. Family and brotherhood are what ND prides itself on and it's not just a saying because it is shown every single day.

My Notre Dame education has influenced the person I have become today by educating my mind and my heart. Having this Holy Cross education has helped me learn more about myself and God. I have become a lot more mature since my freshman year and I care about my academics a lot more because I realized that the teachers care so much which motivates me to do better. Through the Notre Dame education, I have learned more than I ever could imagine as a person and a student."

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”).