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 members of the Class of 2019 gave over 16,500 hours of services and were:

  • Awarded $14.5 million in college scholarships
  • Accepted into top colleges and programs, 131 colleges in 32 states and 2 countries

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 three times at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival 
  • 120 visual arts awards in 2019-20 including one national award
  • NDA is highly regarded by colleges and universities

NDA facts

  • All-girl private Catholic school founded in 1904
  • 620 students in grades 7-12
  • School year August 15 –June 1
  • 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   * Additional courses available online as well in both SL and HL

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 eligible to play sports and can participate in equestrian, broomball, and rowing along with other clubs and activities. Try-outs are required for most sports. The NDA Athletic program has earned All-Sport Champions 16 X in a row. Varsity sports include volleyball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, basketball, tennis, soccer, softball, and more!


Tuition is $18,125 per year.  Additional items: Uniform: $200, AP courses: $100 each, IB courses: $120 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.

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