The admissions department hosts a number of events and opportunities for prospective students and families. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to join our mailing list to stay informed.  We look forward to meeting you in the community and welcoming you to campus!

Shadowing Program

Shadowing invites eighth graders to observe a typical school day at Notre Dame High School.  The day includes going to classes with a freshman hostess, lunch from our daily food provider, and social time chatting with current students at break and lunch.  The program is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and it runs from September-December.

Open House

Notre Dame's Open House is held every October.  
Families visiting campus will have the opportunity to go on student-led tours and learn about our academic and co-curricular programs from faculty and program directors.  

Eighth Grade Day

Every November, Notre Dame hosts a special day just for eighth graders.  The event is organized and implemented by our current sophomore class, who will be "big sisters" to the incoming class.  Students experience a day personalized for eighth graders to expose them to "life at ND" which includes an assembly, three short classes, brunch, and a closing rally.  This event gives applicants an insight into Notre Dame.  A concurrent parent program is offered as well.  This event is strongly encouraged for students interested in applying to Notre Dame High School.

High School Placement Test

Every applicant is required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) to be considered for admission to Notre Dame High School.  It is a standardized test that every high school in the San Jose Diocese uses when considering applicants.  The test can only be taken once, and no calculators are allowed.

We offer the test on our campus on two Saturdays in January.  We strongly encourage students to take the test on our campus if Notre Dame is their first choice school. Students who do not test on our campus, but send us our HSPT scores, will still be considered. 

Click here to register for the High School Placement Test.

Campus Map

Generally, event registration occurs in Sunflower Plaza or the foyer of Manley Hall.  

Notre Dame Presentations in the Community

High School Information Nights

During September, Notre Dame participates in the High School Information Nights with the Diocese of San Jose.  Families are invited to attend any one of the six evening presentations for more information about our school, student achievements, and application process.  

Class Visits

Notre Dame students and the Admissions Team give presentations during the school day at local middle schools from September-December.  Students will share their first-hand experiences of Notre Dame and leave participants with helpful information about the admissions process and transitioning to high school.  Ask your teacher when we are coming to your school!

Open House

Notre Dame's Open House is held every October.  
Families visiting campus will have the opportunity to go on student-led tours and learn about our academic and co-curricular programs from faculty and program directors.  

Seventh Grade Preview Afternoons

The Seventh Grade Preview Afternoons in April are offered to learn more about Notre Dame's unique environment and focus on women's leadership. At this event, seventh graders will meet Notre Dame students and preview co-curricular opportunities that are available. 

Additionally, we will have a limited amount of space for parents to participate in a concurrent Parent Program. Parents will take a tour of campus led by the admissions team and hear from Principal Mary Beth Riley.

Registration will be available online in February.

Campus Map

Generally, event registration occurs in Sunflower Plaza or the foyer of Manley Hall. 

Notre Dame Presentations in the Community

High School Information Nights

During September, Notre Dame participates in the High School Information Nights with the Diocese of San Jose.  Families are invited to attend any one of the six evening presentations for more information about our school, student achievements, and application process.  

Class Visits

Notre Dame students and the Admissions Team give presentations during the school day at local middle schools from September-December.  Students will share their first-hand experiences of Notre Dame and leave participants with helpful information about the admissions process and transitioning to high school.  Ask your teacher when we are coming to your school!

About Notre Dame

Notre Dame High School has been providing a distinctive, Catholic, college-preparatory education for young women in the heart of downtown San Jose since 1851.

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