Each student has the opportunity to develop her leadership skills within the co-curricular program of her choice. Students develop voice and experience in our empowering environment.
In the midst of a rapidly changing world, Notre Dame's spirit and traditions remain. Whether donning crazy costumes for Spirit Week, walking downtown to attend mass, or swaying arm-in-arm while singing the alma mater, generations of women have upheld these traditions and called Notre Dame home.
Notre Dame's progressive culture of solution-finding, resource-sharing, skill-building and partnerships promotes curiosity and creativity within a unique learning environment.
A Notre Dame education extends well beyond the footprint of our downtown San Jose campus, out into the tenth largest city in the United States and the thriving center of Silicon Valley.
The concept of challenging injustice is the most valuable skill ND has instilled in me. With years of leadership experience, I have become a leader who learns as she grows. At SCU, I hope to pursue my passions and continue my leadership journey by supporting communities in need and standing up for those facing persecution. My time at ND will never be forgotten as I will always remember to look towards the positive, just like how a sunflower reaches towards the sunlight.
My experience at Notre Dame has been truly valuable, and I’ve met some amazing people here. I have grown so much since I first stepped into the Manley foyer freshman year, both in the classroom and as a whole person. I have become more aware of our society’s injustices and have been supported to speak out and make a difference using skills I’ve developed at ND. I’m excited to continue my education at Wooster and be a part of its vibrant and supportive community similar to ND’s. I look forward to initiating my own research, meeting people from all over the world, and exploring my many passions.
My time at Notre Dame has been one that will forever be a part of my life story, one where I had the privilege to learn more about myself. These new things that I have learned about myself are things that will help me take the next step into the unknown. With this, I will start a new chapter in my life by attending Purdue University studying mechanical engineering. I believe that Purdue University will help me achieve all of the things that I wish to accomplish in my life and reach my fullest potential, and maybe even beyond.
I am thrilled to continue my private and Catholic education at Santa Clara University. I am confident that I will take the skills learned here at Notre Dame and make the world a better place with my education, talents, and gifts. I chose Santa Clara due to their well-rounded education. Learning doesn’t stop as you exit out of the classroom. At Notre Dame I have been granted and instilled with the confidence and determination to achieve any goals I set myself and to never ever give up. I look forward to forever being a lifelong learner.
I’m thankful to the people I’ve met, the teachers who have helped guide me, and for all the opportunities Notre Dame has provided to make me the person I am today. From my time here, I’ve gained leadership, public speaking, and advocacy skills as well as grown in confidence. I chose UCSD because of its close and supportive community in addition to its strong bioengineering program. I hope to carry all I’ve learned at ND into UCSD where I can collaborate with those around me to make a positive impact in the world.
Notre Dame was a helpful stepping stone on my journey to college. I will take the knowledge I've gained from my experience and use it on my future endeavors to succeed in college and beyond. Although I am uncertain of my college journey, I will take the first step with St. Mary's and see where it takes me. Go Gauri!
Notre Dame has taught me a variety of things. I’ve been challenged academically, expanded my worldview, and have made lifelong friendships. I feel grateful knowing that I’ve gone to a school that uplifts women’s leadership and the gift of diversity. At Notre Dame I’ve been given the tools that I need to succeed and be a leader at college and beyond. I chose Saint Mary’s because it has a lot of the same values that ND has. I hope to continue in leadership at Saint Mary’s and apply what Notre Dame has taught me to my community at SMC.
A lesson I’ve learned throughout my time at ND is that your success and happiness depend on YOU and you only. The confidence and self-love I have nurtured within myself have allowed my success to flourish. This is why I chose to attend Claremont McKenna. It’s the place where I can genuinely be myself while surrounded by other mature and dedicated students. I truly believe that this college is the right place for me and my 6-year-old self, who discovered she wanted to be a great attorney. I am so excited to see what I create for myself, but above all, THANK YOU to my beautiful parents.
At Notre Dame, I truly learned to become a justice advocate and leader, specifically when it comes to issues of gender and sexuality. My experience at Notre Dame led me to choose a women's college to attend in the fall, and I'm excited to continue working towards gender-justice as a gender studies major. I know the friendships I've made and lessons I've learned at ND will last a lifetime!
The past four years at Notre Dame have nurtured me with a diverse set of skills, values and irreplaceable, precious memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. I am grateful for this growth, and am ecstatic to pursue my passion of engineering and design at UCSD. Go Tritons!
I am extremely appreciative of Notre Dame’s support during my four most formative years. Through focused learning, community engagement, and intellectual discussion at ND, I have developed the valuable life skills of communication and advocacy. I have gained memorable experiences and lasting friendships that will continue to carry me through the next chapters of my life. This fall, I will be attending Northwestern University, and I could not be more excited to take full advantage of its interdisciplinary mindset and the vast resources and opportunities available.
In the past 4 years at Notre Dame, I have learned many valuable lessons about leadership, relationships, and values by taking the opportunities that were available to me. The welcoming and inclusive learning environment at the University of San Francisco will allow me to continue to demonstrate what I have learned at Notre Dame, explore my interests by taking advantage of the many programs, and create new experiences that will prepare me for the future.
Notre Dame has taught me the importance of using my voice to make an impact and to amplify the voices of those around me. Being surrounded by a diverse community of women who embrace and celebrate their cultures has enriched my understanding of diversity. As I continue my journey at Loyola Marymount University, I will bring with me the values of collaboration, inclusivity, and cultural identity. I am grateful for all that Notre Dame has taught me, and I am excited to continue my academic journey with these values at the forefront of my mind. Go Lions!
I value the life-changing friendships, teachers/staff, and inclusiveness they constantly bring to ND. Over the past 4 years, I have grown to feel a strong sense of belonging here. I love the support I received from my teachers, especially during my senior year. I chose CSUMB because the people I interacted with were kind-hearted, easy-going, and always welcoming. All of these qualities reminded me of ND, and I’m excited to continue my educational journey in this type of environment. Go Otters!
Attending ND has been a rewarding experience! From the welcoming environment to the seemingly endless amount of opportunities and support, my time here has helped me break out of my shell, nurtured my confidence, taught me the importance of service and advocacy, and helped me make lifelong memories and friendships. I can confidently say that I would not be the young woman I am today without the support of the ND community. Although it saddens me to be leaving, I am excited to continue my education at UCSC, where I will keep living out the values ND instilled in me while exploring my own passions.
I’m starting my next chapter in the honors program in Biology at West Valley College which will put me in a financial position to further my education in a graduate program. Notre Dame will always be close to my heart as I continue to advocate for myself and others. I am grateful to have gained a strong academic education along with the leadership skills I have learned during my time at Notre Dame. I will take with me the work I have done to teach and mentor children and continue to be a lifelong learner. I will also continue to advocate for women inspiring women. I am excited for our future!
Last year Dylan ’25 was awarded a San Jose Downtown Door for her artwork. This year she has been selected as one of nine local high school interns to join the ArtNow Teen Council at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)!
ND’s highly anticipated prom took place in the Corinthian Grand Ballroom, giving its attendees an unforgettable night.
ND Compadres parent resource group celebrated graduating seniors in the Latinas Unidas student club and filled the gym in a unique way.
Notre Dame hosted Freshman Family Welcome Day on Saturday, inducting the Class of 2027 into our school community. Emotions ran high as students received a white lily, marking the start of their high school career.