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Notre Dame Academy High School

Private | 9-12 | 410 students


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Posted May 3, 2013

NDA while offering a good education LACKS tremendously in many key areas - most notably, favoritism. All but a couple of the teachers have their "favorites" (NDA elementary grads and the popular clicks). If you are on the quiet side DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL . The school does little to nothing regarding bringing all the girls together; how sad. In fact, if there is a problem - the quiet ones will be in the wrong. They tout the "Ophelia Project" it's a joke; they need to practice what they are preaching through this program. Additionally, I have had a few dealings with the office and to put it simply - they are cold; not what you would expect from a catholic school. I have had one dealing with the principal - warning: she will speak down to you like you are a child; I very diplomatically put her in her place. What can I say, a librarian one day a principal the next; credentials or not - these are two totally different roles. In closing, on one hand I believe my daughter will be well prepared academically for college - on the other hand it came at a cost; her self-esteem. In the end, its not all about the education.
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Posted March 27, 2013

I am giving NDA 5 starts because this school does its job in preparing students for college. On the other hand, I have mixed feelings about the competence of some of its current/past teachers. I sent three of my daughters to the H.S. and one of my daughters had some serious medical health issues. Instead of providing a supportive environment for my daughter I feel the school only added to the current stress level and was not helpful whatsoever with her issues.
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Posted May 5, 2011

this school is the best school ever.the teachers are oh so nice and we are psyched about the new principal's arrival in 2011! I adore the guidance counselors and I shall be depressed when our old principal leaves.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 18, 2010

I am truly disappointed with the school as a whole. I am grateful for the few individuals who cared enough to help my daughter. The amount of propaganda Notre Dame spits out with regards to the quality of education is disheartening. Social skills are not developed either. The Ophelia Project is a joke. I would not send any of my other daughters to this school. As a whole, I consider the entire time my daughter was enrolled a waste of my hard earned money.
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Posted October 26, 2009

It is really nice to know that the administration and teachers genuinely care about the students. My daughter is a senior and has been supported in so many ways through very difficult circumstances. The caring and concern of the adminstration and staff has been wonderful. This alone has made this an excellent education for my daughter who will graduate this year.
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Posted February 25, 2009

My daughter has attended since kindergarten. She's received an exemplary education here.
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Posted November 24, 2008

This school is too small for me in my opinion. There isn't that much of a variety of people to meet...but it depends on the girl and her personality. I guess mine is just too weird and diverse. The majority of the girls are most definitely nice. I've come across a few snobs, but hey, those are almost everywhere..You just have to learn to ignore them and be nice. Most of the teachers are good and are always willing to help. When you take the TACHS test, this school will accept if you get an 80 or above with them as 1st or 2nd choice on your list of 3 private High Schools. One of the reasons i chose to go here is because it is not strict as far as dress code. You can wear nail polish, jewelry, dye your hair, etc. But anyways, I'm transferring, just felt like reviewing.

Posted November 26, 2005

Both of my daugthers went here and recieved excellent educations.
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Posted November 17, 2005

Notre Dame has both a grade k-8 and an independant high school next door. The high school still requires you to test into it and is competitive! However the grade school is premium in its education and involvment with students and parents. Families are highly involved at this school. It is a relatively small school where most everyone knows eachother on a first name basis. It does offer sports involvment in grade school however it is pretty limited as far as competition. The high school has many more resources. It is a top of the line education....oh and its girls only!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 11, 2005

Graduated from here and many of my NDA classmates have done very well for themselves. It's a beautiful campus and such a scenic setting for a high school. I was very well-prepared academically for college, though I have mixed feelings about sending my own child to an all-girls school, because as a result it's also a bit of a sheltered, pretend-world environment. Some say NDA has a snobby reputation but that wasn't my experience. Some were but there were many nice girls from middle-class families who sacrificed went there. If you are really tight on money, though, don't disregard the extra fees for this and that.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 52%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Asian 6% N/A
Black 4% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Kathryn Jaenicke
  • All girls
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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134 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 447-8878


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