Retreats are student opportunities to grow in their faith, bond with classmates, and develop a deeper spirituality.

Each student is required to attend one grade level retreat per year. Retreat forms and permission slips will be available one month prior to all scheduled retreats. Each grade level’s retreat has a different theme.

NDA also offers services trips to share their gifts with others. Every December NDA juniors and seniors travel to Harlan, Kentucky to provide resides of Appalachian a Christmas. Thousands of presents, dinner and a visit from Santa is provided to over 600 guests annually! During the summer NDA girls travel internationally to serve those in poverty in whatever manner is needed.  Rebuilding and repairing and revitalizing the people in the community allows our girls to give back but to also receive the joy of service and ministering in other countries with their own language and customs.

Grades 7-8 retreat

The 7th and 8th grade retreat is an opportunity for the students to grow as a community while recognizing the need for God in their lives. Both retreats are one- day, in school opportunities to experience their faith with their peers.

Freshman retreat

The freshman retreat is a one day on-campus retreat that focuses on our mission as children of God and members of the NDA community. Girls work with their Link Crew Leaders to learn more about the fundamentals of their faith and beliefs as well as how we live out these beliefs here at NDA.

Sophomore retreat

The sophomore retreat is a one-day, on campus, bonding experience as a class in the spirit of Notre Dame Academy. Girls mix in different ways, meet their classmates, and share their spirituality and beliefs.

Junior retreat / Kairos forms

The powerful Kairos (God’s time) junior retreat is a three-day, two-night off campus retreat that is often the highlight of the year. Kairos provides our young women a time to step away from the daily routine and open their hearts to God. The students develop their own self-awareness while deepening their relationship with God.

Emergency Forms:

Permission Forms:

Senior retreat

The 12th grade retreat is a one day off-campus retreat that focuses on vocations and discernment. Students are given the opportunity to explore their vocation and learn about making decisions within the faith.