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Notre Dame School

Private | PK-8 | 445 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

I'll keep it brief and to the point - Notre Dame keep up the great work!!! Notre Dame is a true definition of a well rounded education. I could not ask for more. Thank you to the entire staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

Great. The graduating 8th grade class were ALL accepted into Catholic high schools and had the highest years of scholarships then in previous years. This is in no doubt to the emphasis by teachers and administrators to keep the kids well educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

Notre Dame School focuses entirely too much on "technology" i.e. blogging, google maps, discussion groups. I frankly would prefer more emphasis on what I was taught to be the 3 R's which is from the old school - reading,writing and arithmetic. I am not a physician however I can still realize and fully appreciate the basic need for education for our children. Simply put - lighten up on the technology and the high volume of homework assignments which take far too much time to to complete after school and are\ especially burdensome to those of us who do not have the luxury of bring a stay at home parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

I, as a physician, understand the importance of education providing a foundation for one's success later in life. I see the students from all the regional schools within my practice and always note the maturity and pose the Notre Dame students demonstrate. I truly believe that Notre Dame provides a superior education and instills a sense of responsibility we all have for one another. The staff and teachers are always approachable and take a genuine interest in the education and welfare of their students. My wife and I could have selected any school for my son, we chose Notre Dame for all the above reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Notre Dame was a great elementary school and definitely provided structure and discipline while growing up. I would like to see the curriculum improve slightly to be more in line with what the students in the public school elementary schools are learning. Overall, I learned great techniques on how to study and prepare for exams which I used during my high school years.


Posted February 18, 2013

We have 2 children at this school and it was the best decision we ever made. You cannot compare the warm and caring feeling you immediately sense at the school. I attended the local public schools and have never experienced this feeling in a public school. Our family's values are reinforced at the school. They are taught respect, public speaking, confidence, love and caring for others and charity, The teachers give so much of their personal time and not guided by union rules. Our teachers attend family school events, meetings and weekend school events. Academics are strong and most of children attend the top Catholic High Schools. If you are considering a Catholic education, take a tour of the school to confirm this review. An extra bill every month is not an easy task but we view it as an investment in our children's foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

We have 2 children at Notre Dame and one word describes it: Superb. State of the art technology and solid academics which are taught by highly qualified professionals who use NYS curriculum standards. These are teachers who nurture the whole person; academically, spiritually and emotionally. The children are challenged, and through guidance and cooperation, they are given the tools to succeed. The school is guided by a principal who is easy to talk to and is well-respected. This is a community from nursery through eighth grade that acts to support and respect each others strengths, values and uniqueness. We are proud to be a part of this dynamic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

My son loves his teachers and he made good friends here! Academically, my son is getting a solid education and I know he will be ready for high school! I also appreciate the fact that Father Bill and the parish support the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I have two children that attend this school and I could not ask for a better school for my chiildren. The teachers and administration are just wonderful. The teachers and administration know every child by name! The academics are great and I love that my children are learning more about their faith. It is a very nurturing environment. I would highly recommend this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

My daughter experienced two very bad catholic schools in Queens before we discovered Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park. I am so impressed with this school especially since I have two schools to compare Notre Dame to. My daughter is currently in the 8th grade and loves every minute of it. We cant say it enough how happy we are at Notre Dame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

Notre Dame is a wonderful school! The teachers are dedicated and the administration is knowledgeable and caring. The children are taught all aspects of the NYS curriculum--not just to take state tests!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Notre Dame is a wonderful school--and yes, the focus is on faith--because that is why one chooses a Catholic education. Nobody is forced to believe anything--The teachers are great!


Posted April 1, 2009

Notre Dame is a fantastic private catholic school. The children are respectful, the teachers are wonderful and the faculty as a whole are attentive, which makes our children's experience a very healthy and pleasurable start to their early education. Everything starts at home so religon is no exception. We send our three children to Notre Dame because we believe faith plays an important part in a person's life and want religion to be reinforced in school as it is at home. Otherwise, we would have sent our children to public school, as per the last parent whose quoted concern was about religonless 'Self-discovery'. It is simply a matter of preference and for some people, a monteray sacrifice. I would give up driving nice cars to continue sending my kids to Notre Dame. No one is forced to believe or do anything - the choice is yours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

This school is terrible. It forces children to believe in a religion at such a young age. Why don't they just let children follow a path to self-discovery? Let them figure out who they are.


Posted September 4, 2008

It is is honor to have my child part of the Notre Dame community. We are a middle class family. It is by far worth the sacrafices we make to send her there. The school is really one big family. She is entering first grade and her teachers and friends have brought her beyond the expectations I had. We are truly blessed to be a part of a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

As soon as you walk through the door you feel a sense of home. It is money well invested in my child's education. The life lessons that are learned could never take place in a public school where the children and parents run the school. Here at Notre Dame there is respect and honest caring for one another. It's a wonderful school. The best of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Both of our children attend Notre Dame School. The school has been just wonderful with our children. The teachers are caring and the principal and vice principal are just a class act. There are not many schools where a principal knows every child by name and really truly cares. The children learn a lot and the discipline is second to no other. They learn about what is really important in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Transferring from the public school to Notre Dame was the best thing I've done for my child. The quality of the education is like 'night and day.' My child's understanding level of what is being taught is overwhelming as compared to previous years of just being taught to take State tests. There is also a genuine caring of teachers towards the children. Also, the parents are very involved in a wonderful and respectful way and they do not try to strong-arm the principal or teachers, they let them do their jobs!! Notre Dame offers a very professional and safe environment, which is what we were looking for!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

Caring faculty and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

The price you pay to go to catholic school is not worth it the public schools get more funding and are able to pay the teachers better than catholic schools
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 52%
Asian 13% N/A
Hispanic 11% 21%
Black 3% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Future Corps (2013)
  • Future Corps (2012)
  • Future Corps (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Caryn Durkin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (516) 354-5373

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Knights of Columbus
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dodgeball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • Notre Dame School is a wonderful community of students, parents,teachers and administrators.
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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
85
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
87

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tomorrow's Hope

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
All Catholic HS on LI
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25 Mayfair Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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Phone: (516) 354-5618

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