STRIVE to be a Saint!
Welcome to Notre Dame Academy! Thank you for your interest in NDA. We are always eager to share information about our school. Notre Dame Academy is the first regional school in the Archdiocese of Louisville. The school was formed in 2004 by St. Helen, St. Denis and St. Lawrence Schools. NDA is highly supported by the faith communities of Mary Queen of Peace and St. Lawrence Parishes. At Notre Dame Academy, we set an example for our community by living our motto: Excellence in Catholic Education. Rather than tell you, we would rather you experience the unprecedented atmosphere of Notre Dame Academy firsthand. We welcome your interest in our school. Please register for our virtual Coffee & Conversation session at the bottom of the page.
Here at NDA we pride ourselves on the quality education we provide our students. We go beyond best practices to ensure all of our students are prepared for their next steps in life. Below you'll find supports we have in place to ensure every child has the opportunity to excel.
1:1 technology Program
In grades 3rd through 8th each student is issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the year to use for classwork, projects, differentiated instruction, homework, etc. Our Primary students in grades Preschool - 2nd are issued an iPad.
Rigor and Engagement
Our students engage in Project-Based Learning, a practice in which students are active participants in their own learning. PBLs require students to apply their knowledge by solving real-world problems, conducting investigations and research, all while encouraging student voice and choice.
Our teachers observe and understand the learning differences and similarities among our students and use this information to plan instruction. This approach, through an RTI lens, allows our teachers to meet students where they are and help them move forward.
The use of technology is imperative in this day and age. Therefore each classroom is equipped with either an interactive whiteboard or a Smart TV, providing a completely interactive learning experience.