Notre Dame High School for Girls
|Notre Dame High School|
Imagine the Possibilities...
|3115 North Mason Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60634
|Patron saint(s)||St. Julie Billiart|
|Founder||Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Chicago|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
|Color(s)||Columbia Blue, White and Navy Blue|
|Slogan||Faith Based, Technology Rich, College Prep|
|Athletics conference||Girls Catholic Athletic Conference|
|Team name||Lady Panthers|
|Accreditation||North Central Association|
|Affiliation||St. Ferdinand Parish|
Notre Dame High School for Girls is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls college prep high school in Chicago, Illinois. Notre Dame High School for Girls was founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and in 2009, was incorporated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, making it part of the St. Ferdinand Parish. Teaching grades 9-12; it is located on the Northwest side of Chicago at 3115 N. Mason Ave., 60634. The school is located in the heart of a quiet, cozy neighborhood and easily accessed by public transportation. The teachings are based on the educational philosophy of St. Julie Billiart, founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The school provides moral, academic, physical and social education.
Our Academic Program
Notre Dame’s educational program is designed to challenge students of all abilities to achieve the highest possible level of academic and personal excellence. The goal of the program is to ensure that every student is accepted to a college or university that is best suited to fulfill her personal and professional interests and dreams.
Our faith based, technology rich curriculum offers every student the opportunity to excel. A rigorous honors program is available for students who have been identified with abilities beyond the regular college preparatory program. Notre Dame also has the same high level of success with students who have special needs.
The school welcomes young women from a variety of cultural, religious, and academic backgrounds and professes a respect for each individual, student and staff member alike.
The Notre Dame athletic program is devoted and concerned with the development of the whole person. We believe that participation in athletics is an important part of student development. The goal of the program is not only to build a sound body, but also a strong Catholic attitude toward life. The coaches and staff of the athletic program consider the student’s formal education to be the highest priority. We believe that training the mind and body and developing skills in each sport are a more important goal than winning any competition.
Through their participation in the Notre Dame High School athletic program, students will develop life-long skills and positive values. These values include: leadership, healthy living habits, self-discipline, integrity, teamwork, respect for the rules and regulations, and the ability to participate through victory or defeat. Our programs are designed in their own way to teach success and failure as a natural part of life and to instill a personal pride for one’s self and one’s team.
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