Why begin in 7th or 8th grade?

There are so many reasons why we know SHE should begin at Notre Dame Junior Academy!

From academic challenges and leadership opportunities to more attention from our subject-specialized faculty to faith and service opportunities and career counseling beginning in 7th grade, NDJA prepares her to be a faith-filled, life-long learner in a global world.

  • Girls in a single-gender school can focus on academics at a crucial time in their development.
  • Our faculty is highly educated: 63% have advanced degrees; 7% have doctorates
  • The level of academic achievement a student attains by eighth grade has a large impact on her college and career readiness – more than anything that happens academically in high school.*
  • Student-centered schedule with Student Flex Time, full year classes, and block-scheduling for a deeper impact in subject studies

            * According to the Executive Summary Report prepared by ACT on College Readiness.

Alumna Mackenzie, Class of 2017 explains the benefits of attending the Notre Dame Junior Academy (NDJA)!