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Notre Dame Academy5
Posted November 18, 2014
- a parent
We are thrilled in our ninth year at Notre Dame Academy. NDA does a great job utilizing the IBO structure. I have seen many examples on how NDA weaves the IBO focus topic through out the day. In keeping with the IBO theme, many of their Service learning projects emphasize a reach on a world view rather than an encapsulated one. My children always surpass the national average on standardized tests. Notre Dame continues to think outside the box when it comes to keeping kids interested. For example, the seventh grade social studies teacher has the kids creating a Facebook page of a historical figure. They have to think status updates in relation to the person and date. Thanks to NDA, my kids have kept up with all the technology in this ever changing world of new gadgets. I have always witnessed the latest and the greatest - IPADS as an emphasis on text book reading, smartboards for inter-active learning, google docs as a submission for homework, smart music programs to learn instruments, utilization of mac products and features and continued updates from teachers on web sites. My kids are happy and excited to attend school here; well, at least on most mornings!
Our family is in our third year at NDA and we could not be happier about our choice to send our child here at such a young age. Our daughter is blossoming, confident, social, active, and is always inquiring about learning more, even when she is at home. We have made genuine friends with the other parents, we think the world of our daughter's classmates, and we truly feel that her teachers and her principal care so very much about her. What a wonderful school in which to raise our growing family!
Notre Dame Academy is an amazing school and we are thrilled about the upcoming expansion of the High School. My family has been a part of this community for seven years. The IB program is top notch and encourages the children to think globally. The school puts high value on providing modern technology giving the students a definite edge in this new millennium. As a non-Catholic family the school is very inclusive of everyone and we love the use of the charisms of the Marists that teach our children true compassion. The administration is wonderful about seeking the input of parents to exchange thoughts and ideas on how to improve the community. Additionally, we love the emphasize on fitness, health and a strong ethic. My children are eager to learn and happy at Notre Dame!
Gwinnett County has some of the best public schools in the state. I choose to send my daughter to this private school as a hard ship because they are given so much 1 on 1 time. Class sizes are small enough that no one is left behind. I would recommend this school to anyone who can afford it.
Being part of the NDA community for the past 8 years has been a tremendous blessing and changed every part of our family life. As an extension of our family, NDA is helping us to raise our children as knowledge seekers, set in the context of our Catholic faith, while embracing other people with their differences. We look forward to many more years as part of the warm and life-giving community we have found at NDA striving to live the charisms of the Marists (Society of Mary.)
I LOVE Teaching at Notre Dame Academy. There are very few schools in the Atlanta area that are IB schools and have the inquiry based learning like Notre Dame Academy. There is plenty of parental involvement which is essential to making a GREAT school! The staff are some of the BEST teachers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Not only do we continue to stay up with the times, but we are passionate about what we do each day! Changing from public education to Notre Dame Academy was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Come visit and see for yourself!
Nda offers an education that is like no other school in the Atlanta area! From the quality teaching staff to the variety of after school activities, Nda offers an education that embraces true learning! We have been blessed to be a part of this community for nine years and believe whole heartily in the faith based, international curriculum. Our children will be globally aware of God's presence and love for them. My only regret is that all children are not given such graces!!
We have two graduates of Notre Dame Academy, one at Marist School and the other in College. We also have a current student at NDA. Our experience at NDA has been a true blessing. The spirituality and Marist values are engrained in the culture. The academics have prepared our two graduates for success through Marist school and onto College. The IB process develops thinkers who are able to creatively problem solve with a global perspective. The teachers and administration genuinely care for our children. NDA is a blessing to our family and our community.
My family has been at NDA for 8 years. It has been a great experience for all 3 of my children who have different learning styles. The teachers and staff have my child's best interest at heart and truly care! I love the service learning, everyday physical fitness, choices in the arts and focus on my faith where it is celebrated on a daily basis.
I wish I could add stars for my review! I can't say enough about Notre Dame and what it has done for our family. We lived abroad and began our educational journey with our children at an IB school in Europe. When we moved back to the US, we were convinced we would never find another school like the one we had to leave. We were so glad to find one even better in Duluth, GA! Notre Dame Academy, with it's IB curriculum, Catholic education, and dedicated teachers and staff, has surpassed our expectations! We feel our children have blossomed there. They are all very different, and each of them have been embraced by their teachers, allowing them to shine in their own special way. We highly recommend Notre Dame Academy to anyone looking for not only a quality education for their children, but also an amazing environment that the whole family will appreciate.