My son has attended Notre Dame for 8 years. He is mentally handicapped and has mild cerebral palsy. This school has the best teachers and the best environment for special needs kids in Dallas. The principal has been at Notre Dame for many years and she has excellent leadership skills. I have heard from many parents that when their special needs child was in public schools, they were inhibited - then they came to Notre Dame, and they "blossomed". These kids develop close friendships with peers and they learn daily living skills and participate in Special Olympics! It's wonderful!
My youngest sister, 13, attends and is in the Intermediate grade. The school consists of 2 Primary classes, Intermediate classes (4 groups), Bridges, and Vocational classes. The school, for students with special needs, ranges from ages 6-21. Each classroom has 1 teacher and 1 aide. At first my parents were less than eager to place my sister in this school, (she had been in a public school up until the age of 11) worried that she may pick up 'bad habits' but she is learning what she never could if she had moved on to junior high in the public schools. Not only is she thriving academically, but Notre Dame has many sports and clubs, as well as dances! Sports include cheerleading, bowling, basketball, and soccer.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Notre Dame School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Notre Dame School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.