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. You can also virtually visit our campus through our online, self-guided tour.
Notre Dame Community Events
Experience Notre Dame - Virtual Information Night
You are invited to meet a member of the admissions team and our young women of impact - our students! Join us for this virtual information session and Q&A. We recommend this event for 7th and 8th grade students and their families. The event is the same on both nights so choose the one that works best for you. *The Zoom link will be emailed one day prior to the event.* REGISTER HERE
- Thursday October 7, 6:30-7:30pm or
- Tuesday October 12, 6:30-7:30pm
Conoce Notre Dame: Noche de Orientación
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- Miercoles, el 6 de Octubre, 6:30-7:30pm (lugar: en el campus; se requiere vacuna)
Prospective families are invited to visit the school to tour our campus, learn more about our programs and meet our amazing people. The event will be in person and all visitors must be fully vaccinated. To reduce the number of people on campus we ask that families limit their particpation to one parent or guardian per prospective student and sign up for a specific time interval between 10 and 1. REGISTER HERE
Save the Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Notre Dame students and the admissions team will give presentations during the school day at local middle schools from September-November. 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. We are offering both virtual and in person visits in the fall of 2021. Ask your teacher when we are coming to your school!
Virtual Campus Tour
We invite you to take a virtual tour of our campus. Select the building or program of interest. In each ‘room’ you can hear from students about their experiences and learn about the opportunities available to them. Get started HERE.
DSJ High School Information Night
Notre Dame participates in the High School Information Nights with the Diocese of San Jose. Families are invited to attend presentations for more information about our school, student achievements, and application process. The Diocese of San Jose has canceled this event for 2021. Please attend our ND virtual information night instead. See above.
Opportunities for Eighth Graders
Shadowing invites eighth graders to view a typical school day at Notre Dame High School. Students can sign up for a “shadow visit” that will include a meeting with a member of the admissions team, a visit to classes and a student panel discussion. The program is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and is offered September-December.
We are offering both in person, and virtual shadowing opportunities. When registering, please carefully read all instructions as the times and format vary by day. *All students planning to attend in person events on campus must be fully vaccinated by the date of the event.*
REGISTER HERE for virtual shadow event on October 15th.
In person shadowing is currently full. Please join our WAITLIST HERE.
Eighth Grade Day - Student Program
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 siblings" 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. Applicants will gain insight into Notre Dame. Students interested in applying to Notre Dame High School are strongly encouraged to attend.
The event will be held in person. *All students planning to attend in person events on campus must be fully vaccinated by the date of the event.* REGISTER HERE
Eight Grade Day - Parent/Guardian Programming
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend a special session hosted by members of the administration and admissions teams. The session will include a deeper dive into our distinctive programs and the opportunity to interact with a student panel. The event will be held on campus at the same time as the student program. We ask that one parent or guardian attend per family. *All parents and caregivers planning to attend in person events on campus must be fully vaccinated by the date of the event. Please bring proof of vaccination to the event.* REGISTER HERE
Save the Date: Friday, November 12, 2021.
High School Placement Test
Notre Dame has a test optional admissions process, which allows students the choice to take the HSPT or to submit an academic sample of work that they feel demonstrates their ability and potential. Students may still opt to take the test and submit the results to Notre Dame. Please view the Frequently Asked Questions section of the application page for more information. Test registration will open along with our application on October 23, 2021.
Save the Date: Saturday January 8, 2022 or Saturday January 22, 2022
Opportunities for Seventh Graders
L.E.A.D (Learn. Empower. Act. Discover)
As part of Notre Dame’s ongoing commitment to Catholic education and women’s leadership, we offer a series of workshops for young women currently in seventh grade at Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of San Jose.
After applying to the LEAD program and being selected, students choose from a menu of workshops to fit their area of interest and emerging skill set throughout the year. Typically workshops are offered on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. There is no cost for students to apply or participate.
Qualifying students will build a leadership portfolio as part of the program and receive a certificate of completion in the spring. Additionally, "graduates" of the program become candidates for the Françoise Leadership Award at Notre Dame High School. APPLY NOW
L.E.A.D. Application due October 6, 2021
Seventh Grade Preview Afternoon
This "preview" event is offered to seventh graders interested in learning more about Notre Dame's unique environment and focus on women's leadership. At this event, seventh graders will meet Notre Dame students and learn more about the admissions process from our admissions team.
Thank you for your interest in Notre Dame High School!
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