Academy of Notre Dame
|Academy of Notre Dame|
Logo of The Academy of Notre Dame
|180 Middlesex Road
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, (Middlesex County) 01879
|Type||Private, Coeducational (Pre-K-8), All-Girls (9-12)|
(Toward Higher Things)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
|Principal||Mrs. Helen Kay,
Dr. Robery Murphy (PK-8)
|Enrollment||186 (9-12) (2013-14)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8:1 (9-12)|
|Campus size||250 acres (1.0 km2)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Goldenrod|
|Athletics conference||Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC)|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Publication||The Muse (literary/art magazine)|
$7,500 (Pre-K thru K1 - 5day),
$4,600 (PreK - 3 day)
|Admissions Director||Jocelyn Mendonsa|
|Athletic Director||Lisa Zappala|
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.
The high school girls are very well rounded in that they are given the opportunity to be involved in many extra-curricular activities. The school offers many programs including: Liturgy committee, liturgical dance, drama, art programs, Glee Club, Blue and Gold, Campus Ministry, soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, Amnesty International, breakfast and books, crafter's guild, math club, Model UN, missions, S.A.D.D, recycling committee, newspaper and many more.
During All School events, the entire school comes out bursting with crazy colors and designs during Spirit Week. In addition, there are special “no uniform” days when you can show your style while supporting 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. The school's nurturing atmosphere allows international students to succeed academically while transitioning into an English only classroom. There are numerous opportunities for all students to enrich their knowledge and extra-curricular activities. Host families, usually families already a part of the Academy, help international students assimilate to their new life at the Academy and in America.