Notre Dame de Sion
|Notre Dame de Sion|
|10631 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri, (Jackson County), 64114
|Motto||Educating Minds, Expanding Hearts, Empowering Lives|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Principal||Michelle Olson (High School),
Annie Riggs, Ellen Carmody (Locust) (Elementary)
|Head of school||Chris Broderick|
|Color(s)||Purple and White|
|Song||Chanson d'école (http://ndsion.edu/media/Sion_School_Song.mp3)|
Sion Lions (lower school)
|Rival||St. Teresa's Academy|
|Accreditation||Independent Schools' Association of the Central States (ISACS),
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
|Publication||The Siren (literary magazine)|
|Academic Dean||Kay Walkup|
|Dean of Students||Fran Koehler|
|Athletic Director||Dennis Conaghan|
Notre Dame de Sion School of Kansas City was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City, Missouri in 1912 as a Catholic school, albeit one which accepts and welcomes students of other faiths as well. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.
Notre Dame de Sion is one school with two campuses. The co-educational elementary school (Montessori preschool through 8th grade) is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Kansas City. The all-girls college preparatory high school in south Kansas City is located just off I-435. The school began an extensive renovation project in 2004 with improvements being made at both campuses. The high school is undergoing a massive physical update, the first since its original construction, with improvements to existing classrooms, administrative offices, a new chapel, gymnasium, and fine and performing arts center.
Notre Dame de Sion was recognized in 2007 for academic excellence by the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the 25 best Roman Catholic high schools in the United States.
- Tory Christman, former-Scientologist & anti-Church of Scientology campaigner
- Kaylan Clevinger, All-American and two time All-Big Ten gymnast at The Ohio State University
- Bobby Greenlease, abducted from the school in September 1953. The kidnappers demanded $600,000 ransom, although it turned out they had already killed him. Robert Cosgrove Greenlease Sr., a wealthy business owner, paid the ransom. Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Emily Heady were arrested for the crime, and were later executed in a gas chamber.
- Devyn Simone, castmember of the MTV show The Real World
- Official website
- NDS logo
- Website for another Sisters Of Sion School in Montreal, Canada
- A byte out of history, FBI
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]
- NDDSS. "Notre Dame de Sion Web site". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- OSUAD. "Ohio State Department of Athletics Website". Retrieved 2012-11-16.