Thank you for considering enrolling your student in Notre Dame Academy. The application process begins with the receipt of an application form, non-refundable check payable to
"Notre Dame Academy" in the amount indicated in the current admission application, and a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Upon receipt of these items, you may schedule an appointment to meet with Sister Pascale, the principal of Notre Dame Academy, and have your student listed for enrollment. Forms may be brought to the office or mailed to:
Notre Dame Academy
4345 Del Mar Trails Road
San Diego CA 92130
Upon notification of enrollment, parents will complete and submit the registration forms, which are available by clicking the Registration link on the left or at the school office. Completed registration forms should be submitted or mailed to the Notre Dame Academy Administration office as soon as possible, along with a non-refundable registration fee indicated in the registration forms.
Priority of Acceptance
Students are accepted in the following order: Returning students and their siblings, members of St. Thérèse of Carmel Parish supporting the church through weekly envelopes, Catholic school transfers, Catholic families from other parishes, and other interested students who, by their behavior and attitude, demonstrate a desire to attend Notre Dame Academy. Returning students will be re-admitted to school provided all tuition and fees from the previous year have been paid.
Non Discriminatory Policy (Diocesan Policy 501)
Notre Dame Academy, a private school in the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of our mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Notre Dame Academy does not discriminate in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. (California Catholic Conference, March 1994; revised January 1997)
General Admission Policy
To be admitted, the student and his/her parent must subscribe to the school philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of Notre Dame Academy and the Diocese of San Diego.
- Preschool students must be toilet-trained and 3 years of age by September 1st of the school year.
- Pre-Kindergarten students must be 4 years of age by September 1st of the school year.
- Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the school year.
- First grade students must be 6 years of age by September 1st of the school year Development readiness is determined, by the school, using standardized screening processes.
New Student Screening Procedure
Students admitted to Notre Dame Academy are required to take a screening test. The results of these tests are for internal use only. Feedback is not provided to the parents; it is used for placement purposes only. The student’s teacher may use this as a benchmark for the student’s beginning level. Prospective Kindergarten students meet individually, or in small groups, with the Kindergarten or First Grade teacher for screening to determine the child’s readiness for the Kindergarten program.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Tuition Assistance Fund of Notre Dame Academy
In Memory of Sister Agnes Clisson and Sister Anne Perrin
Notre Dame Academy’s OLP-TAF has limited funds available to assist families in need of financial assistance for tuition. A small number of awards will be made for each school year. These funds can only be allocated to families who meet the following criteria:
† Demonstrate a financial need.
† Members of St. Thérèse of Carmel Parish.
† No student shall be given a full tuition grant. NDA expects some contribution from the student’s family.
† This tuition assistance is for existing students or prospective students who have been accepted for admission to NDA.
† Tuition assistance is granted for basic tuition only. Preschool or Pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for tuition assistance.
† Note: Families who have received tuition assistance in previous years are not guaranteed continued funds, nor are given any preference. A new application must be submitted every year.
† Once all criteria have been met, please request information on the application process at the school’s offices.
The OLP-TAF Committee will grant awards after careful review of all applications.
Confidential financial documents, such as tax returns, will be submitted for review by FACTS, a third party not related to the OLP-TAF, the school, the parish, or the immediate community.