International Student Admission

Applications are accepted from students all over the world!

Welcome ~  Bienvenue ~  Welkom ~ Willkommen ~  Fáilte ~ Bienvenida ~  欢迎 

Notre Dame Academy nurtures confidence in young women by supporting and challenging them to do their best for themselves and others. NDA is the premier all-girls school in northwest Ohio and the area’s only International Baccalaureate Diploma World School.

The 153 members of the Class of 2018 gave over 22,000 hours of services and were:

  • Awarded $22 million in college scholarships
  • Accepted into top colleges and programs, 133 colleges in 32 states and 2 countries
  • Received 11 college athletic scholarships

Notre Dame Academy has a long history of excellence

  • All-Sports Champion every year since 2003
  • District Speech and Debate Champion every year since 2008
  • Top 7% of U.S. speech and debate programs
  • IB theater students performed twice at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and are invited back in 2019
  • 120 visual arts awards in 2017-18 including one national award

NDA facts

  • All-girl private Catholic school founded in 1904
  • 620 students in grades 7-12
  • School year August –June
  • Teacher/student ratio 15:1
  • 100% graduation rate with strong alumnae base
  • Personal mentor for each student
  • Uniform required
  • All faiths are accepted

College credit eligible courses

International Baccalaureate (IB): HL, SL (Diploma and individual courses): Biology, Business Management, English, French, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Spanish, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts

Advanced Placement (AP): English, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Art History, Music Theory, Biology II, Chemistry II, Environmental Science, U.S. Government & Politics, Psychology

Clubs and activities

African-American, American Sign Language, Anime, Arab, Archery, Art, Astronomy, Book, Building Bridges, Chess, Craft, Current Events, Dance, Euchre, Fashion, Film Studies, French, Hip Hop, Indian, Knitting for Charity, Latin, LEAP, Math, Minds Matter, Spanish, Knitting for Charity, LEAP Club, Pep , Ski/Snowboard, Diplomats, Faith in Action Team, Pen Ohio Team, Quiz Bowl Team, Speech & Debate, St. Cecilia Singers, Student Council, Fall Musical, Spring Play


F-1 students are not eligible to play sports but can participate in equestrian, broomball, and rowing along with other clubs and activities.


Tuition is  $17,050 per year.  Additional items: Uniform: $200, AP courses: $95 each, IB courses: $119 each


One of the Midwest’s best kept secrets, Toledo, Ohio, is located on the western tip of Lake Erie and is centrally located between Chicago and Cleveland. Toledo’s zoo was voted best in the U.S. and the Toledo Museum of Art is ranked in the top 20 in the nation. Thanks to its Metroparks and bike trails, Toledo has been ranked the top city in the northern U.S. for access to the outdoors. World-famous Jeep vehicles are created and manufactured in Toledo.

All international students interested in attending NDA must first submit an application through the exchange organization Foreign Links Around The Globe (FLAG) to be considered for acceptance. Please see their website at

Please contact, Ms. Angie Joseph; Director of International Students at for more information.