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-served basis and it runs from September-December. 

The shadow program is fully booked. Please click here to add yourself to the shadow program waitlist. 
 

Open House

Notre Dame's Open House is on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am-1pm.  The event provides prospective families the opportunity to visit campus, go on student-led tours and learn about our academic and co-curricular programs from faculty and program directors. No pre-registration is required. Please plan to visit open house of 45-90 minutes to get the full experience. Families should access campus through the Third Street pedestrian gates and check-in at the registration tent in Pardini Park. 

Parking is available in the faculty/staff lot under 280 between 2nd and 3rd Streets, in the lot under 280 at First Street and along the streets surrounding campus. 

Families needing parking for a family member with disabilities, please contact kstauber@ndsj.org  For a map of parking options please visit  http://bit.ly/2kme8ry   

 

Eighth Grade Day

On November 11, 2019, Notre Dame will host a special day just for eighth graders.  The event is organized and implemented by the 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.  This event is strongly encouraged for students interested in applying to Notre Dame High School. 
  • Please click here to register for the student program
  • The parent program is full. Please click here to add yourself to the waitlist
 

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 Catholic high schools in the San Jose Diocese uses when considering applicants.  The test is administered on high school campuses, can only be taken once, and no calculators are allowed.
 
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 their HSPT scores, will still be considered.  

Notre Dame  will offer the test on our campus on January 11 & 25, 2020. The test begins at 9am on each day.  Please contact Kaitlyn Stauber with questions or concerns.
 

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.  Each evening consists of three 25-minute concurrent sessions and includes a 5-minute passing period.

September 10, 2019

Most Holy Trinity School

7pm-8:30pm

September 11, 2019

St. Lucy School

7pm-8:30pm

September 12, 2019

Queen of Apostles School

7pm-8:30pm

September 16, 2019

St. Simon School

7pm-8:30pm

September 17, 2019

Holy Family School

7pm-8:30pm

September 18, 2019

St. Catherine School

7pm-8:30pm
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 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am-1pm.  The event provides prospective families the opportunity to visit campus, go on student-led tours and learn about our academic and co-curricular programs from faculty and program directors. No pre-registration is required. Please plan to visit open house of 45-90 minutes to get the full experience. Families should access campus through the Third Street pedestrian gates and check-in at the registration tent in Pardini Park. 

Parking is available in the faculty/staff lot under 280 between 2nd and 3rd Streets, in the lot under 280 at First Street and along the streets surrounding campus. 

Families needing parking for a family member with disabilities, please contact kstauber@ndsj.org  For a map of parking options please visit  http://bit.ly/2kme8ry   

Seventh Grade Preview Afternoons

The Seventh Grade Preview Afternoons take place in the spring and 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.
 

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.  Each evening consists of three 25-minute concurrent sessions and includes a 5-minute passing period.

September 10, 2019

Most  Holy Trinity School

7pm-8:30pm

September 11, 2019

St. Lucy School

7pm-8:30pm

September 12, 2019

Queen of Apostles School

7pm-8:30pm

September 16, 2019

St. Simon School

7pm-8:30pm

September 17, 2019

Holy Family School

7pm-8:30pm

September 18, 2019

St. Catherine School

7pm-8:30pm
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!

Susana Garcia

Vice Principal of Enrollment & Public Relations

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