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PK-11|Private
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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From students bullying other students to staff bullying parents and students receiving anonymous notes threatening their safety. This year has been a whirlwind. Be wary of all the five star comments as most of them are written by said staff members. When you have a school where parents who always volunteered no longer contribute you know there is a problem. We are so disappointed with the calibre of this school. So many problems but mostly bullying is a huge concern. The education is most definitely not a traditional Catholic education. For a school that promotes itself on being technology advance there are only computers for less than half of the students to use for reports and research. While the most aggressive half grabs computers, more than half of the other students have to bring their work to be completed at home in addition to their regular homework.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Mrs. Derucki is phenomenal! Loves and knows every child that walks through the door!




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Disappointed to see a few negative parents writing such negative comments about Notre Dame. No school is perfect. Some folks live in their own worlds and no matter how much you try to help them, they will continue to be negative. Kids are kids...not a single one of them is perfect and the school does a great job of not only encouraging children to grow into their God given talents but help them succeed to be the best they can be. Phenomenal teaching staff who CARE about the kids. Administration does their best to have an open door policy with the community. They almost over-communicate....we get several emails a week. My family has fallen in love with the IB program! My kids are happy, learning, growing and loved. This has been a transitional year but we love the school and will continue to be a part of the community.



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My children love coming to school every single day! Their happiness and success are my primary goals as their parent. They are learning, growing, and making strong friendships; they pray, learn about a loving God, learn about being like Mary and learn the importance of believing in Jesus; they are becoming independent, curious learners and thinkers. We are loving our experience so far!

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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"Bullying? What bullying? We don't have a problem with bullying. You say your child was punched in the classroom right in a front of the teacher? Well, it didn't hurt so.... Maybe your child deserved it by minding his/her own business. It's just drama!"


Develops character: Disagree


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The school culture tolerates bullying by turning a blind eye to it. Very strange.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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The teachers are very effective even in the face of an unqualified, incompetent and bullying principal at the elementary school.



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I'm waiting for the announcement that the real new principal of the elementary school will be arriving any day now, as the one the parents, teachers and staff have had to stomach this year can't be more than a place holder. He has no people skills to speak of, no concept of what true leadership is and no clue about what a principal does. He claims he has been a principal / head master of two schools prior to ND Academy but to see this guy in action (or inaction) and it's hard to believe they didn't pick him up from the end of the unemployment line. Clearly not an educator and even more clearly hired as a favor! Enrollment will suffer as will the retention of good teachers. Whoever made the mistake of bringing this principal in needs to acknowledge the error in judgment and make a change now before it's too late!




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My child experienced an issue with another student that was troubling, but unlike some of the reviews I've read, I was very impressed with the response of the administration. They addressed the issue swiftly and appropriately. I find the administration to be extremely responsive to parent concerns. They keep a close eye on the kids and they encourage inclusion.



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The reasons that made NDA so appealing to families looking for a safe environment with small class sizes no longer exists. We are still in the first semester and the teachers are overwhelmed and the elementary school is in chaos. They are not getting any support from the administration and is expected to do everything and still manage large class sizes. The new elementary school principal is completely unapproachable and when you do meet with him, he seems to have no experience or concept of what his duties as principal should be. Bullying is going on though out all the grades with no serious discipline which causes it to continue on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. When parents voice their concerns about safety for their children, they are brushed aside and nothing is done. Indoor classrooms have become a free for all without structure and where bullying incidents are now happening in the classroom without the teachers doing anything or even seeing what's going on.

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Last modified Notre Dame Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-11
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