The teachers try but the principal is awful The admissions guy is great. They need to fire the principal. I have no idea why NDP hired him as he was FIRED from Brophy and a school in Colorado. He has single handedly destroyed a once great school. So so sad.
This use to be a great school. Developed students, made them grow. The new principal is terrible. He's chased away many of the good teachers. They try to catch the kids doing things wrong. So sad. Save your money. Hopefully, you'll see changes in leadership than can right the couse of this once great school!
Some students definitely have to develop persistence, grit and determination to advocate for themselves to teachers and administration, if they are not students who are popular or whose parents give a lot of money.
The schools motto used to be "reverence, respect, responsibility" but the new administration discarded it. Respecting teachers, parents and other students is no longer a focus. Disrespect is shown by students to faculty and staff at school assemblies and even mass.
This is a Catholic school where students who are serious about their faith are teased and excluded by the many (it seems to be about 50/50) students who aren't Catholic. That doesn't seem to show integrity.
Notre Dame is hit or miss. Some great teachers, some awful teachers. The bigger issue for us has been the students. The school is full of cliques, with some truly cruel students in leadership positions. If there are issues, the teachers and administration react by blaming and shaming the victims (telling them to try harder to be part of the cliques). Most parents, teachers and administration do not model caring, inclusive behavior. Also, how much money you donate directly impacts whether your student will get the classes they want and attention from the administration. Not a really bad school, but a disappointment for our family and our children.