We chose NDP over Brophy, Chap, and Scottsdale Prep. After careful consideration, we chose the school best suited for our son. Students at NDP can challenge themselves academically by taking advanced honor-level academic courses. Plus, even though NDP has only 900 students, it plays up and competes in the second highest tier of AIA sports (now 5A, competing against South Mountain, Paradise Valley, and Sunnyslope). Our son loves it and is very happy!
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.