The Confidence to Excel

Learning at Notre Dame is rigorous, engaging and personal. Students receive the individualized support they need to examine where they are and reach their maximum potential. Each ND young man leaves confident in his abilities and ready to excel in college and beyond.

Building Confidence 
the ND Way

Counseling & Support
  • ND School Counseling provides support and direction for each student, from freshman year through graduation

  • College Counseling begins sophomore year to help determine suitable areas of study and learn the details of the college application process

  • The Rita Benney Academic Center offers workshops that help students become confident, independent learners

  • ND athletics are rich in tradition and known for success -- we’ve won eight state championships in the past six years!

  • ND Green Knights compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, hockey, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling and more

  • ND competes in the highly competitive Southern Connecticut Conference

Boy on Mic
Clubs & The Arts
  • All-male setting gives ND students the confidence to engage in creative outlets like art, drama, writing and music

  • Student art exhibits, annual stage plays, a literary magazine and a variety of concerts allow students to celebrate their collective talent

  • There’s an activity for everyone: Book Club, Debate Team, Drone Club, Model U.N., School Newspaper, Ski & Snowboard Club, Stock Market Club and many more.

“My son’s transformation shows itself every day.  He has the confidence to ask questions and speak up for himself.  When I see him reach out his hand for a handshake to someone new, or someone he has known a lifetime, I know it comes from being surrounded by teachers of character:  those who respect others and are respected in return.”   ND PArent '18