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25 Mayfair Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

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(516) 354-5618
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September 24, 2014
Wish I could give more than 5 stars. My kids always say that they wish they could go back to Notre Dame and how they miss that school. My last daughter is in 8th grade, her last year there, and she is very sad. Mrs Durkin and the test of the staff and administration really know how to make the school an amazing experience. My girls and her friends looked forward to learning everyday and loved the teachers. She was so close to everyone at that school and misses it so much. Never take your years at Notre Dame for granted, they are your family and it is an amazing journey going to that school. Amazing school. MAKE A NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL!!!!

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September 24, 2014
Wish I could give more than 5 stars. Can't even tell you how much all 3 of my children adored this school. My 2 girls in high school always say how much they miss every single thing about Notre Dame: teachers, friends, principal, events, everything. My last daughter is in 8th grade, and is very sad to be almost done at Notre Dame. My daughters and her friends looked forward to going to school and seeing their teachers and friends everyday. It is an amazing school, and an amazing environment for anyone. Notre Dame really does become a home away from home and everyone becomes your family. This is a school that my daughters and their friends love to visit whenever they can and are so proud to say they went to Notre Dame. MAKE AN ND HIGH SCHOOL PLEASE!!!

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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.

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March 08, 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.

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January 03, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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January 05, 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!

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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!

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April 01, 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.

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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.

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September 04, 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.

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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.

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November 07, 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.

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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!!

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December 20, 2005
Caring faculty and staff!

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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

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June 23, 2005
This school is a great choice if your child is an A type student with no academic problems. However, if your child has some academic problem areas and needs extra help or is really advanced, he or she will not be adequately served by this school. Basically, this school best serves the slightly above to above average student best. Any 'C' or lower student or outstanding/gifted student's particular needs will be largely ignored. The quality of academic programs is adequate for the kind of student described above, and the extracurricular activities are slightly above average. The level of parental involvement is good. The quality of the faculty is mixed, with some outstanding teachers as well as some wholly incompetent ones as well. You should take into consideration the tuition in determining if this school makes sense for you and your child.

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May 17, 2005
What and incredible experience this year has been for my daughter who is finishing up the first grade. So welcoming and warm are the prinicipal and vice principal who are generally out every morning greeting the children as they enter the school yard. The teachers are fantastic and the academic and extra curricular programs are impressive. This is the precise environment a child must grow up in, nurturing yet disciplined.

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December 28, 2004
this is a very good school for a bright child but if your child requires help and you live in the city the resources are not there. There is also alot of work involved homework and tests. talk to parents otherwise you'll spend your time studying and doing homework

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August 22, 2003
this is the best school ever!!

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Notre Dame School
25 Mayfair Rd, New Hyde Park, NY  11040
(516) 354-5618
Last modified Notre Dame School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Notre Dame School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top