Academy of Notre Dame

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Academy of Notre Dame
Logo of the Academy of Notre Dame.jpg
Logo of The Academy of Notre Dame
180 Middlesex Road

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United States
Coordinates42°40′12″N 71°25′37″W / 42.67000°N 71.42694°W / 42.67000; -71.42694Coordinates: 42°40′12″N 71°25′37″W / 42.67000°N 71.42694°W / 42.67000; -71.42694
TypePrivate, Coeducational (Pre-K–8), All-Girls (9-12)
MottoAd Altiora
(Toward Higher Things)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
PresidentRandall Harris Adams
PrincipalMrs. Pamela Bernazani (Gr 9–12),
Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connell (PK-8)
Enrollment160 (9–12); 347 (Pre-K–8) (2017–18)
Student to teacher ratio8:1 (9–12)
Campus size250 acres (1.0 km2)
Color(s)Navy blue and Goldenrod         
Athletics conferenceMassachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, Commonwealth Athletic Conference, Merrimack Valley Conference
Ecumenical Athletic Association (Grades 5-8)
Team nameLancers
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
PublicationThe Muse (literary/art magazine)
NewspaperDamie's Digest
Tuition$14,190 (9–12),
$7,450 (K2–8),
$7,875 (Pre-K thru K1 – 5day),
$5,500 (PreK – 3 day)
Lower School Athletic DirectorNate Froment
Upper School Athletic DirectorLisa Zappala
PresidentRandall Adams

The Academy of Notre Dame is a private, Catholic co-educational Pre-K through Grade 8 lower school and college preparatory upper school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.


The Academy of Notre Dame was established in 1854 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Lowell, Massachusetts. The boarding school outgrew that location and moved to rural Tyngsboro, on land formerly belonging to actress Nance O'Neil, in 1927. The school phased out boarding in the 1960s.[2]

Student life[edit]

The Academy of Notre Dame is co-educational for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, and is an all-girls high school.

In high school, girls are given the opportunity to be involved in extra-curricular activities. The school offers programs including liturgy committee, liturgical dance, Drama Guild, art programs, Glee Club, 1804 Society, Campus Ministry, soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, Model UN, missions, recycling committee, newspaper and many more.[3]

The entire school wears crazy colors and designs during Spirit Week. There are special “no uniform” days where students can support missions run by the Sisters of Notre Dame, help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, help a family in need, bring in food, blanket and toy donations.

The Academy also offers opportunities for international students. Host families, usually families already a part of the Academy, help international students assimilate to their new life at the Academy and in America.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ AND. "History of the Academy of Notre Dame". Archived from the original on 2006-10-05. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ AND. "Student Activities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  4. ^ AND. "InternationalStudentProgram". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-01-28.

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