My son is a sophomore at ND and loves it. He has made so many new friends. All the kids really seem to love it here. Its a great school for kids who want to get involved. My son plays soccer but he has friends in drama, band and many of the other sports. The teachers really seem to care about the students. The counselors are really attentive too.
My daughter is in her first year. She loves it! It is everything we were looking for. She has been in private schools since pre-school and this school has the longest reach of any high school in Los Angeles because they have buses for commuters from the North, South, East and West.
Was a great school, especially on the athletic side. Felt that there may have not been enough empasis on academics, as athletics always took center stage. Did not like the crossover of so many teachers to coaches.
Our questions are always answered honestly and as promptly as possible. If and when a problem does arise between students or between students and teachers, it is resolved in a fair and sincere manner. We cannot tell you how much the school family means to us. Notre Dame is a great academic, religious, and sports school and we are priviledged to be a part of it.
Excellent School. My son went and he was inspired by his teachers, and made many friends. Teachers are wonderful, and the school offers many classes and activities to choose from, from theater to water polo.
My son graduated from this school. In response to some of the negative comments below - He was a baseball player and most of his friends were athletes. Many of them were also honors students and took a variety of AP classes. When my son misbehaved, he was given detention. When they thought it was egregious enough I was called in to discuss it. Luckily he didn't do anything so bad, but we know of many kids that were expelled for fighting, stealing, etc.- even athletes. They were actually a bit overly PC. As for the student who said parents mostly volunteer with money, they must not have had active parents because we volunteered many hours each year for sports, for science fairs, for Kairos and other events. We were at every back to school night, parent teacher meetings and mothers guild. Finally, we are not catholic, but it IS a catholic school. We didn't find the religion suffocating but they do mass, they pray a lot, they have religious education. No bid deal. Also, its a college prep school, it is not intended to be suitable for all students outside the box of those preparing for college. Overall we had a fantastic experience are thankful for all ND did for our son.
We have two young men currently enrolled at Notre Dame, and our experience has been nothing short of fantastic. From the administration to the teachers to the facilities, this school has been great. If possible, we would rate Notre Dame higher than the 5 stars allowed. While no one school is right for everyone, for our boys this one is a great fit.