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. 

Registration for eighth graders to shadow in the fall of 2020 will open at the end of August 2020.  Eighth grade families on the mailing list will be notified by email when the registration link opens.

Open House

Each year, Notre Dame hosts an Open House in October 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. There is no pre-registration required to attend this event.

Parking for admissions events 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 NDadmissions@ndsj.org  For a map of parking options please visit  http://bit.ly/2kme8ry   

Save the Date: Our next Open House will be on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Eighth Grade Day

In November, 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. 

Save the Date: Eighth Grade Day will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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 offered the test on our campus on January 11 & 25, 2020. Prospective families receive the results of the test along with their admissions notifications which will be mailed on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Please email us with any questions or concerns: NDadmissions@ndsj.org.  

 

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. A schedule of the 2020 High School Information Nights will be posted when available.

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

Each year, Notre Dame hosts an Open House in October 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. There is no pre-registration required to attend this event.

Parking for admissions events 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 NDadmissions@ndsj.org  For a map of parking options please visit  http://bit.ly/2kme8ry   

Save the Date: Our next Open House will be on Saturday, October 17, 2020

 

Seventh Grade Preview Afternoons

The Seventh Grade Preview Afternoons take place on Monday, April 27 and again on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  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 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 for the event will open in early March.  Seventh grade families on the mailing list will be notified by email when the registration link opens.

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. A schedule of upcoming High School Information Nights will be posted when available.

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!