Students are invited to participate in a number of retreat opportunities during their time at Notre Dame. These experiences, offered away from campus, are a time to come together in joy and friendship for fun activities and self-reflection. Retreats are offered for each grade level and build appropriately to match a student’s development and experience in high school.

Retreat Financial Aid   

Retreats at Notre Dame High School are valued as significant experiences in a student's spiritual growth. For junior and senior Retreats, campus ministry offers alternative payment arrangements and partial financial aid awards for those requiring financial assistance.  The Financial Aid Application is now included as part of the retreat registration. 

Senior Retreat

The student retreat program culminates in an optional three-day, two-night retreat at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville. Based on a Kairos model, the senior retreat is distinctively Notre Dame and is facilitated by the faculty and staff members during the spring semester.

Junior Retreat

Juniors may choose to attend a two-day, one-night retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains that focuses on the theme of balance & self-image. Led by senior student leaders, juniors will participate in large group activities, small group discussions and time for personal refelction and in nature. 

Sophomore Breakaway Day

Building on the experience of the freshman breakaway day, sophomores travel off campus to Dominican Center in Fremont for their second retreat. Focusing on community and dialogue, the day's activities are planned and implemented by student leaders and the campus ministry team.

Freshman Breakaway Day

In spring, all freshmen attend one of two day-long retreats. The day's activities, which center around seeing one’s own story as sacred and seeking wisdom from the stories of those who have gone before us, are planned and implemented by student leaders and the campus ministry team. 

If you have questions about retreats at Notre Dame High School, please contact:

Alicia Aguilar '95
Campus Minister - Spirituality
408-294-1113 x2109