The teachers are very willing to help even after school if possible. The overall atmosphere is great. There have been so many times where the we get to talk on a personal level to our classmates comfortably. There are laughs. There is empathy. There is love. There are tears. Compassion. Enthusiasm. The list goes on. I couldn't have wished for a better high school experience.
NDSJ helps the student really understand the good and bad things in life. We learn of compassion, little acts of kindness, the difference between sympathy and empathy, and we learn about corruptness. All the teachers I have encountered have helped me develop honesty, integrity, and fairness. Of course there are those that aren't these things, but I know it's because of something else.
The greatest school ever!!! It is my home away from home. I am only a sophomore and am already dreading having to leave. Everyone is friendly, helpful and I feel like I am the getting the best education possible.
I've just finished up my junior year at ND, and I love it. The academics, of course, are great. Our humanities departments are particularly strong. The multitude of clubs offered is also one of ND's strengths. But hat sets ND apart from the other private schools in the area is the sense of tolerance that the school practices. We're easily the most diverse of the Catholic schools- ethnically, religiously, financially... It sounds cheesy, but Notre Dame really does 'teach us what we need to know for life'. ND strives to empower and motivate young girls. From the Facing History program, to the abundance of guest speakers, to the brilliant immersion trips, I feel like I've developed a global conscious annd a passion for service and justice at ND. Oh, and the location in downtown San Jose is amazing! The 'city as a classroom' admissions pull is not an exaggeration.